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 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.
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.
A month-long solo exhibition entitled ‘Thopaharu’ by Bidhata KC is being exhibited at GG Machaan, Pulchowk. The exhibition that began on July 3 features KC’s 18 artworks. The displays are categorized into two interrelated themes: leaves series and travel series. Explaining the title of the exhibition, Artist KC stated that droplets, Thopaharu, depicted the monsoon season.
KATHMANDU, July 14: While Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel has publicly announced that Dr Govinda KC will be forcefully airlifted from Jumla to Kathmandu to save his life, Dr KC and his supporters in Jumla are all set to foil the government’s plan until his demands are addressed.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa urged Prime Minister KP Shama Oli to immediately address the issues raised by Dr Govinda KC by giving up his arrogance of having two-thirds majority in the parliament.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Discussion regarding a public interest proposal regarding the deteriorating health condition of Dr. Govinda KC will take place today in the federal parliamentarian meeting. The proposal was put forward by Nepali Congress, the main opposition party.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) on Sunday issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to address the demands raised by senior surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike in Jumla for the past nine days.
JUMLA, July 3: Acting against its own letter to the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) issued yesterday, the District Administration Office (DAO), Jumla has barred the medical college not to provide treatment inside of the hospital.
KATHMANDU, July 3: Lawmakers of the opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), have drawn the attention of the parliament about the deteriorating health condition of medical education crusader Dr Govinda KC, on Monday. The opposition party has also warned the government from altering the medication education related laws against Dr KC's demand.
JUMLA, July 2: District Administrative Office (DAO) Jumla wrote a letter to Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) amid deteriorating health condition of Dr. Govinda KC who is staging his 15th fast-unto-death hunger strike at Jumla.
JUMLA, July 1: Dr Govinda KC’s first night of 15th fast-unto-death has been completed in darkness. Crusader for medical education reform and senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC initiated his 15th fast-unto-death, in Jumla on Saturday afternoon. He began the hunger strike under police custody but was subsequently released .
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has drawn its attention on the activities of Dr Govinda KC of blaming the judiciary and using unethical terminologies targeting the particular justice.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The condition of Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) who is on a fast-unto-death since October 5 demanding reforms in medical education, has been deteriorating to a critical stage on the 11th day of the hunger strike on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, August 14: Dr Govinda KC has so far spent 143 days in five years fasting-unto-deaths for vital reforms in the medical education sector. However, the government is yet to meet all his demands.
KATHMANDU, Aug 13: No agreement could be reached between the government and the representatives of Dr Govinda KC even on Sunday, the 21st day of the 11th fast-unto-death being staged by Dr KC. Dr KC's representatives have blamed government negligence for the continuation of the status quo.
KATHMANDU, August 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has instructed the chiefs of the concerned bodies to take the initiative in addresssing the demands set forth by Dr Govinda KC who has been on hunger strike for the last nineteen days.
KATHMANDU, August 8: Government Doctors Association of Nepal (GDAN) has warned that it would bring the medical service to a grinding halt except emergency ward saying that the government paid no heed to Dr Govinda KC’s demands.
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Transparency International and its chapter in Nepal have urged the government to take action to end the hunger strike of Dr Govinda KC, the 2015 winner of Transparency International Nepal's National Integrity Award, and implement the reforms in medical education needed to combat cronyism.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Dr Govinda KC, professor and senior orthopedic surgeon at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has said that the enactment of the Medical Education Act without delay is his ‘bottom line’ for agreement with the government. The third round of talks held between government officials and Dr KC’s representatives on Tuesday, the ninth day of Dr KC’s 11th fast-unto-death, ended inconclusively Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, has decided to stage another fast-unto-death from May 27, after extending his ultimatum to the authorities by three days .