Dr Govinda KC's health deteriorates further

Dr Govinda KC's health deteriorates further

Mar 30, 2015-

The health condition of Prof Dr Govinda KC, who is on a hunger strike seeking reforms in the medical education sector, has deteriorated further.

Dr KC has been staging a fast-unto-death at Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu for the past nine days putting forth a 10-point demand including production of quality medical personnel, decentralisation of medical institutes producing doctors as per Nepal's demography and geography and provision for allowing students from far-flung remote areas and under privileged background to study medical science.

According to Prof Dr Dibya Singh Shah, who is involved in Prof Dr KC's treatment, Dr KC could be shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital at any time.

However, Prof Dr KC has asked his aides not to take him to the ICU for treatment. It is said that the level of ketones in KC's urine has increased and hence has suffered from the urine infection along with low blood pressure and headache, and muscle cramp.

Prof Dr Shah said that weakness in blood cells could directly affect the brain, heart and kidneys as well.

"We have suggested him to speak less. But he (KC) hasn't paid heed to our requests. There is no clarity in his speech too," Shah shared.

Dr KC himself is briefing the persons visiting him to express their solidarity. This morning, KC spoke to former Prime Minister and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal for five minutes about his demands.

Meanwhile, the students of medical stream from different campuses in the Capital city staged a demonstration in front of Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar this afternoon, urging to meet Dr KC's demands and end all ill-practices in the medical field.

Likewise, CPN-Maoist leader CP Gajurel and member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Sudip Pathak have also met Dr KC separately.

Leader Gajurel expressed his solidarity with the demands of KC while Pathak urged the government to immediately address the concerns of KC through talks and dialogue.


Published: 30-03-2015 17:38

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