KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Dr Govinda KC, who is being treated at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) after ending his 15th hunger strike on 27th day on July 26, is to be discharged from the hospital within a couple of days.
What will happen to Dr Govinda KC? Will the government address his demands? Will his life be saved? For 27 days since the senior orthopedic surgeon of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital started hunger strike, his 15th in a row, on June 30, these questions had troubled the general public.
KATHMANDU, July 28: If the government works sincerely to implement the agreement signed with Dr Govinda KC, it will not find it a tough task as it has a two-thirds majority in parliament. But without sincerity, it will be challenging to address some of the demands raised by Dr KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
KATHMANDU, July 27: If the government works sincerely to implement the agreement signed with Dr Govinda KC, it will not find it a tough task as it has a two-thirds majority in parliament. But without sincerity, it will be challenging to address some of demands raised by Dr KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
KATHMANDU, July 27:A nine-point agreement reached between the government and Prof Dr Govinda KC was tabled at the parliament. The government tabled the document, following the demand of main opposition Nepali Congress for the same.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepali Congress lawmaker Minendra Rijal questioned the rationale of the government to force Dr. Govinda KC for his 15th hunger strike when it eventually had to agree with the demands.
KATHMANDU, July 26: Talks between the government and Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), ended inconclusively on Wednesday. The major agenda items raised by Dr KC were not even discussed.
KATHMANDU, July 25: Formal talks began between the government and representatives of Dr Govinda KC Tuesday evening after informal discussions initiated by the ruling party leaders laid ground for further talks.
KATHMANDU, July 24: The meeting between the government representatives and representatives from Dr Govinda KC has ended inconclusively. The meeting held at the Ministry of Education on Tuesday evening could not reach to the agreement.
KATHMANDU, July 24: The government is preparing to hold a meeting with Dr Govinda KC, who is in hunger strike for the past 25 days, the longest so far. The meeting is reported to be held on Tuesday evening.
KATHMANDU, July 24: While criticizing the Nepali Congress (NC) for extending support to the agitating Dr Govinda KC, Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chairman KP Oli and fellow-Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have spit venom against the main opposition party and Dr KC for their ongoing protests.
KATHMANDU, July 23: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today reached Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital and took note about the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is staging a fast-unto-death.
KATHMANDU, July 23: The ongoing hunger strike by Dr Govinda KC is set to break the records of his past 14 fasts-unto-death on Monday as the longest one but government apathy toward his demands continues.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Expressing solidarity with the ongoing fast-unto-death protest of Dr Govinda KC, over a dozen editors of the mainstream media in the country have appealed to the government to address his demands without any further delay.
KATHMANDU, July 22: As a gesture of their continued support to the cause of medical education reform spearheaded by Dr Govinda KC, a group of civil society members has started a mass sit-in protest from Sunday at Kathmandu Durbar Square.
KATHMANDU, July 22: As the ongoing 15th hunger strike by Dr Govinda KC enters the 24th day on Monday, differences have surfaced among the top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over addressing the demands put forth by Dr KC.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Expressing solidarity to the ongoing fast-unto-death protest of Dr Govinda KC, over a dozen editors of mainstream media in the country have appealed the government to address his demands without any further delay.
JUMLA, July 22: Bishnu Upadhyay of Chandannath Municipality-9 of Jumla district has been admitted to the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) for the past few days due to chest-related problems. But he is in a hurry to get well and return home as soon as possible. He is in rush because he witnessed the state oppression while evicting Dr Govinda KC from the hospital.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Noted members of civil society including a former chief justice, human rights activists, cinema actors, doctors, lawyers and representatives of various professions as well other sectors took to the street at Baneshwar on Saturday to press the government to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who is on the 22nd day of his 15th fast-unto-death. Dr KC is pressing for reforms in medical education.
KATHMANDU, July 22: A task force formed by the government to hold talks with Dr Govinda KC has urged the physician, who has been on a fast-unto-death for the last three weeks, to accept dialogue without any conditions.
POKHARA, July 21: A rally has been organized in Pokhara-Lekhanath Metropolitan City to pile pressure on the government to address demands of Dr Govinda KC. Civil society, businessmen, officials representing medical sector, students, general people took part in the pressure rally.
UNITED STATES, July 21: A petition filed on Change.org in the United States urging the government to save life of Dr. Govinda KC and fulfill the raised demands he’s championed for has seen support of 15,000 people so far. Once 100,000 people sign the petition, the organizers aim to submit it to the United Nations, according to activist Shiva Prakash.
KATHMANDU, July 21: The political parties always support Dr Govinda KC when they are in opposition but oppose him when they are in government. It is as though they are only using him for their own political interests.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Although the agitating Dr Govinda KC was brought to the capital from Jumla on Thursday amid deterioration of his health condition, talks with the government to resolve his demands and end his 21-day fast-unto-death have fallen into uncertainty as both the government on one hand and Dr KC and his supporters on the other are sticking to their stances.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to immediately hold talks with Dr Govinda KC and save his life by fulfilling his demands.
KATHMANDU, July 20: The agitating Dr Gobinda KC, who was brought by the government to Kathmandu from Jumla by force on Thursday, has said that he will not accept any medicine or medical treatment until his demands are met .
KATHMANDU, July 19: Even after the government airlifted Dr Govinda KC by force from Jumla Thursday, the 20th day of his fast-unto-death, he has continued the fast at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) here.
JUMLA, June 20: Over 40 people including doctors, nurses and students were injured on Thursday when security personnel entered the premises of Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS), used batons to disperse the opposing crowds, and forcefully took Dr Govinda KC out of the hospital for airlifting to Kathmandu.