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: Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the professional organization of doctors, has announced a shutdown of all health services except emergency in government, public and private health facilities across the country on Friday.
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: Doctors and health workers across the country are planning to halt all hospital services except for emergency if the government does not immediately address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike since January 9 demanding crucial reforms in the medical education sector.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The National Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) and the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have warned of strong protests to pressure the government to fulfill Dr Govinda KC's demands.
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.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: After the government appointed Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari as the secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), once again breaching the practice of appointing a medical doctor as the health secretary, Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella organization of doctors in the country, has demanded that the government "correct" the decision.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the professional organization of doctors, postponed their protests after the Ministry of Health and Population issued a commitment letter on Monday to address their demands.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Protesting doctors have withdrawn their protests for a week following an agreement between the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and government. The medical association had announced a series of protests against government's criminal code stating that it treated doctors as criminals.
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.