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.
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.
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.
DANG, Jan 18: Crusader for medical education reform Dr Govinda KC has garnered support from people across the country. Many organizations, civil society groups and rights activists have come forward to express their solidarity with him.
ILAM, Jan 17: On the ninth day of Dr. Govinda KC's fast-unto-death hunger strike, former vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former chief justice Sushila Karki, former speaker, Damannath Dhungana and activist Dr. Abhishek Raj Singh are leaving for Ilam to express solidarity with Dr. KC.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Several noted civil society members have urged the government and lawmakers to save Dr Govanda KC’s life and address his demands in line with the agreement signed with the government.
ILAM, Jan 14: Amid quick deterioration of Dr. Govinda KC's health condition, doctors fear that he might soon be shifted to a hospital that provides intensive care -- a specialty the Ilam Hospital currently lacks, according to Dr. Bijendra Kumar Shah.
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, Nov 12: Miffed at the government's repeated failure to implement the agreements reached with him on various issues related to medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC has decided to launch a fresh hunger strike if his ultimatum to implement the deals is ignored.Close aides of Dr KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), said he will stage his 16th hunger strike if the past deals reached with him are not implemented within a three-week deadline.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Dr Govinda KC, who had ended his 15th fast-unto-death on the 27th day on July 26, has threatened to start yet another round of hunger strike citing 'government apathy toward implementing the agreements reached with him' at the time of ending the last strike.