KATHMANDU, August 18: Prof Dr Govinda KC, who has been running campaigns to bring about reforms in the medical sector in Nepal for years, has postponed his scheduled protest programs after holding talks with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Nepal Medical Association has decided to shut down all services except those to emergency and COVID-19 cases from Sunday in a bid to pressurize the government to fulfill the demands of Dr Govinda KC.
NEPALGUNJ, Oct 10: Civil society activists in Nepalgunj have started a relay hunger strike to express their solidarity with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC and exert pressure on the government to address his demands.
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The talks between the government and the agitating Dr Govinda KC have failed yet again after Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel allegedly turned down some of the key agreements reached at the level of talks team of both the sides. At the heart of the dispute between the two sides lies on an arrangement to appoint office bearers at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The demands presented by senior orthopedic surgoen Dr Govinda KC are politically driven, and are not only related to bringing reforms in the medical education sector of the country, a Cabinet minister has claimed.
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Expressing serious concerns over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, four former Prime Ministers have urged the government to take immediate initiatives to save the life of Dr KC.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Expressing serious concern over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, a group of 16 civil society members on Tuesday urged the government to immediately address the demands raised by Dr KC.
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Resident doctors of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Maharajgunj on Monday held a protest rally in the capital city expressing solidarity with senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.
KATHMANDU, Oct 2: While stating that the majority of the demands put forth by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC have already been fulfilled and a few others are in the process of implementation, the government has urged the agitating Dr KC to withdraw his hunger strikes.
The Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has begun testing the constitutional ground of the appointment ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam as a member of National Assembly (NA) and his possible appointment as a minister.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that there is no alternative to the Nijgadh International Airport in Bara as the capacity of the only international airport in the country – the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) – is sure to get saturated in the near future.
Dr Govinda KC was brought to Kathmandu on Tuesday, and he was forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM. Although he wanted to go to TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, the police had forcibly taken him to the National Trauma Center as soon as he landed in Kathmandu. He managed to leave the Trauma Center with the help of his aides later in the evening and was admitted to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Dr Govinda KC who was brought to Kathmandu earlier Tuesday has been forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM.
Senior orthopedic surgeon and the crusader of medical education reforms in Nepal, Dr Govinda KC, has won millions of admirers since he first started hunger strike to get the government address his demands in 2012.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Medical reform crusader Dr Govinda KC refused to fly to Kathmandu when police officials reached Dadeldhura District Hospital on Monday to bring him to the capital. Police officials flew in a helicopter to Dadeldhura on the 8th day of Dr KC's hunger strike to bring the agitating doctor to Kathmandu but returned back empty-handed.
DADELDHURA, Nov 11: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc has said that every citizen should get access to health and education, but this is still a pie in the sky for many in the country because of the government's apathy.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Dr Govinda KC has announced that he would start his 17th hunger strike from November 4 to press his six demands for medical sector reforms including the appointment of professionals in the leadership of academic institutions.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who on Monday retired from the TU Teaching Hospital, has warned of starting fresh hunger strikes if his demands for reforms in the medical education sector are not met.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The main opposition, Nepali Congress raised concerns over the KP Sharma Oli led government's steps to subdue democracy by boasting a two-thirds majority. Following opposition of Nepali Congress, the parliament has been adjourned until February 3.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli should step down from his post on moral grounds for not implementing the agreement signed at Oli's own initiative.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Hunger striker Prof Dr Govinda KC has commented that the National Medical Education Bill, endorsed by the House of Representatives (HOR) today, could not find the ways for long-term reforms in medical education.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: In his letter to parliamentarians, Dr. Govinda KC, who is on the 16th day of his 16th fast-unto-death, has urged the elected representatives to be answerable toward their voters before endorsing the revised Medical Education Bill.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The resident doctors at the government-run medical institutions and academics have warned that they would boycott outpatient services from January 25 in support of the hunger strike staged by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC if the government did not heed his demands for crucial reforms in the medical education sector. Dr. KC’s hunger strike was on 15th day on Wednesday.