Dr KC breaks his 19th hunger strike

October 11, 2020 13:01 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Govinda KC ended his 19th fast-unto-death  on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The government and Dr Govinda KC reached an eight-point agreement on Saturday midnight.

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.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 8: Different groups have staged demonstrations in Birgunj to express their solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: A government team is currently holding talks with the representatives of Dr Govinda KC who is staging a hunger strike, seeking drastic reforms in the country’s medical education.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Demanding the government save the life of Dr Govinda KC, Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has unveiled a series of protest programs starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The government has formed a three-member committee to hold talks with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging hunger strike, demanding reforms in the medical sector of the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating health condition due to prolonged hunger strike, Nepali Congress has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiatives to save the life of Dr Govinda KC without any further delay.

Govt team visits Dr Govinda KC

October 6, 2020 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A government team on Tuesday visited Dr Govinda KC who is on the 23rd day of his 19th fast-unto-death seeking reforms in Nepal’s medical education sector.

POKHARA, Oct 5: Youths in Pokhara staged a demonstration on Monday to express their solidarity with Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The health of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death, has become critical as his hunger strike has already crossed 21 days.

Even the most shameless criminals cannot publicly say that Dr KC’s demands are ill-intentioned, irrational and impossible to address.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Friday morning met senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike demanding the government bring reform in the medical sector.

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.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sep 21: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, has refused to undergo health checkup, complaining that the government abducted him instead of fulfilling his demands.

“The government has always agreed to fulfill my demands, but the promises have never been implemented. This fast-unto-death is my decisive battle for reforms in the medical sector."

Dr KC starts 19th hunger strike in Jumla

September 14, 2020 16:38 pm

The senior orthopedic surgeon has put forward a five-point demand  to the government

JUMLA, Aug 27: Dr Govinda KC, who was preparing to begin a fresh hunger strike beginning Thursday, has decided to postpone it for a week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: After the government agreed to address the demands of hunger strikers, Iih, the initiator of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign, has ended his 23- day hunger strike Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Youths staged a demonstration against the government’s inefficiency in fighting COVID-19 on Basantapur Durbar Square premises on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Accusing the Ministry of Health and Population of making no significant efforts to bring reforms in the ways to fight the pandemic of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaigners have started Satyagraha (relay hunger strike) from Saturday afternoon on the Basantapur Durbar Square premises.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Following a 12-point agreement with the government, Pukar Bam and ‘Iih’ of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign have broken their hunger strike after 12 days.

KATHMANDU, July 5: It has been 10 days since Pukar Bam, 32, last ate and drank something. When Republica reached HAMS Hospital to meet Bam on Saturday, he could barely talk. He had no energy in him. A life sustaining fluid was being injected into his body to keep him alive.

KATHMANDU, June 31: Just when the daylight was fading into dusk on Monday, Sudan Gurung was rushed to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. On a hunger strike for four consecutive days, without ingesting food or water, his body had become weak and it eventually flaked out. However, despite physical complications, giving up on the motive behind the strike wasn’t an option for Gurung – he stood firm and determined and continued with his hunger strike even when he was admitted to the emergency ward of the hospital.

KATHMANDU, June 26: In order to pressurize the authorities to come up with a better covid-19 response, social activist ‘Iih’ who is also the admin of group ‘Enough is enough’ has started a hunger strike. The hunger strike runs on the theme ‘enough is enough: Satyagraha to save lives (a plea for truth to be heard)’.

CHITWAN, Feb 24: The Madi municipality, ward number 1 chairperson Krishna Poudel who has been on a hunger strike for the past six days has been admitted at Bharatpur Hospital amidst worsening health condition.

Dr KC suspends his 17th hunger strike

November 12, 2019 17:04 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc who was on his 17th hunger strike for reforms in medical education suspended his strike on Tuesday.

Police fail to bring Dr KC to capital

November 12, 2019 07:50 am

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 10: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc, who is on his 17th hunger strike for reforms in medical education, was admitted to Dadeldhura Hospital on Friday evening, following some problems with his state of health.

DADELDHURA, Nov 8: A rally was organized in Dadeldhura on Thursday in support of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike there since Monday.

Dr KC starts 17th hunger strike

November 4, 2019 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Crusader for medical education reform and senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC started his 17th fast-unto-death in Dadeldhura district on Monday. He started the hunger strike in Tufandada, headquarter of Dadeldhura with seven-point demands.

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.

BAITADI, Oct 2: Its been 25 days since a group of Baitadi folks at Jhulaghat bordering point in Baitadi district have been staging a relay hunger strike demanding a cemented bride over in the bordering point with India but their voices continue to be unheeded.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Two student unions have continued their relay hunger strike, demanding that the Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) be scrapped and political intervention in Tribhuvan University (TU) be stopped immediately.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Medical crusader, Dr. Govinda KC has threatened of fresh fast-unto-death hunger strike if the government failed to implement the agreements of the 15th hunger strike.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Following appeals from various professionals, civil society leaders and politicians including former president Dr Ram Baran Yadav to save his life, Dr Govinda KC ended his fast-unto-death on Friday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Police arrested doctors staging silent protests in support of Dr. Govinda KC from Teaching Hospital and Mahendra Police Club.

DHARAN, Feb 1: Doctors at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) on Thursday organized a rally in support of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who is currently undertaking his 16th fast-unto-death demanding crucial reforms in the medical education sector.

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 30: Dr Govinda KC’s condition has become critical and needs intensive care treatment, according to doctors attending to him. However, Dr KC, who was on the 21st day of his hunger strike on Tuesday, has refused intensive care, according to the doctors.

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.

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.

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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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Former Vice Presidents of National Planning Commission, Swarnim Wagle and Govinda Raj Pokharel, have expressed their solidarity with Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Govinda KC who has been staging 16th hunger strike for the past two weeks.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has drawn the attention of the government toward the deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is currently in the 11th day of his 16th fast-unto-death for reforms in the medical education sector.