Prof Dr Govinda KC begins hunger strike

Dr Govinda KC

KATHMANDU, July 24: Professor Govinda KC, an orthopaedist at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), has begun his fast-unto-death from Monday.

This is the 11th time that Dr KC is on hunger strike, demanding reforms in the medical sector including passing Act on Medical Education and appointment of the Assistant Deans in the Institute of Medicine (IoM).

Dr KC, who is staging the hunger strike in the Ganeshman Singh Building on the premises of TUTH, had given the deadline of July 15 to address his demands. “I was forced to begin Satyagraha as my demands were not addressed despite repeated promises,” he told at the news conference conducted prior to beginning the hunger strike.

Meanwhile, the IoM has appointed four assistant deans that were lying vacant for the past one year.

Prof Dr Rajendra Prasad Guragain, Prof Dr Dwarika Prasad Shrestha, Prof Dr Madhu Devkota Dixit and Prof Dr Mandira Onta have been appointed the assistant deans.

Likewise, Prof Dr Pratap Narayan Prasad was appointed the campus chief of Maharajgunj Medical College. RSS