Govinda KC to fast again
Govinda KC, who has been leading a campaign to reform Nepal’s medical education sector has issued an eight day ultimatum to the government, warning that he will undertake a hunger strike for the ninth time if his demands were not met.
Speaking at a press conference at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Saturday, the crusading physician asked the government to implement the four-point agreement signed with him in July after he ended his fast after 14 days. He said that although Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had assured him that he would fulfill the agreement pressure was building up for the affiliation of a new medical college in the Valley.
KC is an orthopedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) who has been campaigning against irregularities in the medical sector for over five years. He has also been demanding the impeachment of the Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki and Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak for overstepping their jurisdiction in interfering with medical examinations because of their vested interest in the medical education sector.
via: Nepali Times