Oli, fasting doc may talk on phone today

Kathmandu

Jul 10, 2018-

 Prime Mini-ster KP Sharma Oli, who maintains a tough stance against the indefinite hunger strike of Dr Govinda KC, sent a message on Monday that he was willing to discuss issues with the agitating orthopaedic surgeon.

Nepal Medical Association Chairman Mukti Ram Shrestha said officials at the prime minister’s secretariat had informed him about the PM’s willingness to talk to Dr KC over telephone.

As the health condition of Dr KC deteriorated further on the 10th day of his hunger strike on Monday, one of the PM’s advisors said that Oli may talk to the campaigner on the phone on Tuesday.

Kundan Aryal, press advisor to the prime minister, however said Oli will talk to Dr KC only when he returns to Kathmandu by ending his hunger strike. “The PM is ready to talk to Dr KC about the quality of medical education but he is adamant on the issue of affiliation [to medical colleges],” said Aryal. Dr KC’s aide Kishor KC said the professor would end his protest only when his demands are addressed. Dr KC has refused to take essential medicines despite complications in his health condition. He has only been taking oxygen supplement and saline water. (PR)

Published: 10-07-2018 07:31

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