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Civil Society members take initiatives to bring Dr KC to Kathmandu

- Sanjaya Lama, Kathmandu

Jan 17, 2019-

Members of Civil Society have started taking initiatives to bring Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 16th hunger strike in Ilam, to Kathmandu after his health deteriorated further.

Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, former House Speaker Damannath Dhungana and former Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Kedar Bhakta Mathema on Thursday decided to go to Ilam after the government did not take initiatives to address the demands of Dr KC. They are planning to bring the anti-graft crusader to Kathmandu for treatment as his health condition is worsening.

According to a source, senior orthopedic at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) will be airlifted to Kathmandu if he agrees.

Earlier on Wednesday, the main opposition Nepali Congress had drawn the government’s attention to the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 16th hunger strike in Ilam, at the earliest.

The Nepali Congress had urged the government to resolve the issue by implementing the agreements reached with him in the past. The party had said the Medical Education Bill should be implemented in line with the recommendations of the task force led by Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former vice-chancellor at Tribhuvan University.

Dr KC has been staging an indefinite hunger strike in Ilam since January 9. KC resorted to the move after the Education and Health Committee of Parliament endorsed the report on the bill going against the agreement signed with him.

Earlier in June, KC had begun his 15th hunger strike at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla. He was later brought to Kathmandu after his condition worsened.

 

 

 

Published: 17-01-2019 15:48

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