Govinda KC
State Minister for Health Padma Aryal speaks at an interaction program organized by the Reporters Club Nepal in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Photo: Reporters Club Nepal

KATHMANDU, July 11: State Minister for Health Padma Aryal has clarified that the government is ready to address the demands of Dr Kc, who is on his 15th hunger strike at Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences, pushing for Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led committee recommendation in the National Medical Education Bill.

“The government has been requesting Dr KC to come for talks since he started hunger strike, but he has refused” said minister Aryal at an interaction program organized by the Reporters Club Nepal on Wednesday.

“Dr KC has shown some flexibility now. The government is also serious toward his demands. The bill is at the parliament now. It is the parliament which gives legitimate status to his demands so he should put forth the amendments he has wanted through lawmakers,” she added.

“The government has already made preparations for bringing him to Kathmandu and start dialogue.  Even if he refuses to come to the capital, we will go to Jumla and end his fast-unto-death by establishing consensus through dialogue,” she furthered adding, “The government is seriously concerned about this health and will try every possible effort to save Dr KC.”

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