BARA, April 3: ​Dr Govinda KC, who is known for his unrelenting struggle for reform in medical education, has arrived in Bara district—one of the two tarai districts battered by Sunday's storm – to provide treatment to the injured and distribute relief material to other victims.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Saturday urged the government to amend the National Medical Education Act which came into force last month.

JUMLA, March 4: Eight months after a violent clash at Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Science while forcefully airlifting medical reform activist Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu left scores of health professionals injured, a task force formed to investigate into the incident is yet to publicize its report.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Two government ministers have responded in dismissive fashion to the fast-unto-death staged by Dr Govinda KC, following the approval of controversial Medical Education Bill by the upper house of parliament on Thursday.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Chairperson of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Gagan Thapa paid a visit to Dr. Govinda KC expressing the party's solidarity in the latter's demands for reforming the country's medical sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Medical Education Bill was endorsed by parliamentarians at the National Assembly today despite protests from main opposition Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: People from various walks of life are assembling at the Maitighar Mandala today at 1 PM in support of Dr. Govinda KC's demands. The assembly will then walk up to New Baneshwor where the meetings of both the parliaments will be ongoing.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds in UK, Surya Prasad Subedi, has urged the government to hold dialogue with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the past more than three weeks.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has urged the government to be serious about the deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the past three weeks.

PALPA, Jan 29: The Nepal Students Union of Palpa burned effigies of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for endorsing the Medical Education Bill. Yesterday, the National Assembly also tabled the Bill for approval amid protests from Nepali Congress parliamentarians.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: After Prime Minister KP Oli dismissed the demands of medical reforms crusader Dr Govinda KC, doctors across the country have decided to launch their relay hunger strike from Monday to express solidarity with Dr KC, who is on a fast-unto-death for the past 19 days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Solidarity for Dr KC Alliance on Saturday staged a demonstration at Maitighar in the capital expressing its solidarity with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the past nearly three weeks.

PANCHTHAR, Jan 26: Expressing disappointment with the government for neglecting the demands of Dr Govinda KC, youths in Panchthar district hit the streets on Friday, wearing black bands covering their eyes, ears and mouths.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Parliamentarian Yogesh Bhattarai from the Nepal Communist Party has said that the newly endorsed and much debated Medical Education Bill was a victory to all Nepalis and Dr. Govinda KC, the medical crusader who currently is on his 17th day of his 16th fast-unto-death hunger strike.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), obstructed both the lower and upper houses of the federal parliament on Monday as the government showed signs to pass the disputed National Medical Education Bill without accommodating the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 16th fast-unto-death demanding reforms in the health sector.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Lawmaker and former health minister  Gagan Thapa has said that Dr Govinda KC is neither an opponent nor a supporter of any political party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The 'Solidarity for Dr KC Alliance' has prepared to hit the streets of Kathmandu on Saturday in support of Dr Govinda KC who is on his 16th fast-unto-death from January 9 in the eastern district of Ilam.

Hold talks with Dr KC

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​Dr Govinda KC’s fast-unto-death, his 16th, reaches ninth day on Thursday and his health condition is deteriorating. His pneumonia in right lungs is getting worse.

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ILAM, Jan 13: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has expressed its support to the ongoing demands of Dr. Govinda KC and urged the government to fulfill the agreement it reached with the medical crusader.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Lawmakers from the major opposition Nepali Congress have expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Government spokesperson Gokul Baskota, who is also the Minister for Communication and Information Technology, has accused Dr Govinda KC of staging fasts-unto-death after being incited by the opposition forces.

Dr KC starts 16th fast-unto-death

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ILAM, Jan 10: Dr Govinda KC started his 16th fast-unto-death in Ilam district on Wednesday evening protesting against the passage of the National Medical Education Bill by the parliament’s Education and Health Committee in violation of an agreement reached with him.

House panel flouts accord with Dr KC

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KATHMANDU, Jan10: Paving the way for the B & C Medical College owned by Durga Prasai and Manmohan Medical College owned by Rajendra Pandey to start operations, the Education and Health Committee of parliament approved the National Medical Education Bill on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: TU professor Dr Govinda KC has urged the parliament’s Education and Health Committee not to endorse the Medical Education Bill tweaked and endorsed by its sub-committee while accusing the ruling party lawmakers and leaders of siding with the ‘mafia’ and working against the people.

Dr. KC threatens to prepone hunger strike

December 27, 2018 09:07 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Crusader for medical reforms Dr. Govinda KC has warned that he may start new hunger strike even before January 1.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Upon request by the parliamentary Education and Health Committee on Monday, Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine, has deferred his scheduled hunger strike for two weeks.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: While reminding the government of the ultimatum issued by him to implement the July agreement, Dr Govinda KC, issuing a statement on Wednesday, has expressed serious concerns over the malpractices taking place in the judiciary.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Dr Govinda KC, the crusader for reforms in medical education has requested for the resignation of Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel. KC also has blamed Pokharel for concluding budget session without endorsing the Medical Education Bill.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has commenced discussions with stakeholders regarding the National Medical Education Bill, 2075.