KC’s condition worsens

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 15, 2016-

The health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike on the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital premises since Sunday, is deteriorating.

According to Dr Jiwan Chhetri, Dr KC is having problems like cramping of hands and legs, unstable heartbeat and respiratory issues. He is under special supervision and has been asked to speak less.

The TUTH administration has ignored repeated requests for providing care to the fasting doctor. It has also warned doctors, resident doctors and other medical staff of stern action if they were to assist Dr KC.

Concerning Dr KC’s deteriorating health condition, Hello Sarkar—a government entity that hears public grievances—said that it has written to the TU to take necessary action against the hospital administration’s apathy for providing medical attention to Dr KC.

“We have written to the Tribhuvan University to take necessary action after acquiring in-depth information on the situation,” Hello Sarkar replied to a tweet it was tagged alongside a news report.

In a different context, Dr KC has said that his protest would not be hampered by the latest political developments in the country where it is most likely that the incumbent government would topple.

Dr KC, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at the TUTH, is staging his eighth hunger strike demanding reforms in the country’s medical sector, including endorsement of the Health Profession Education Commission Bill, saying that the government failed to abide by the agreements reached with him in the past.

BPKIHS docs, students lend support to the fasting doctor

DHARAN: Doctors and medical students of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan on Thursday expressed their solidarity with the ongoing indefinite hunger-strike being staged by TUTH professor and senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC had started his eighth fast at TU Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu on Sunday. 

Organising a pressure programme, the doctors and students of the BPKIHS have urged the government to address Dr KC’s demands immediately. They have also warned of strong demonstrations if the concerned authorities do not pay attention to his demands.  

Leader of a campaign group Nabin Bhatta said they are with Dr KC to stop anomalies and commercialisation in the medical sector.  (PR)

Published: 15-07-2016 10:48

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