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Orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has ended his hunger strike on Saturday. He ceased his 14th hunger strike on the sixth day following an agreement reached with Health Minister Deepak Bohara on Friday night.
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The hunger strike of Bikas Tiwari, Chairman of Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Gajendrawadi), has entered 16th day on Thursday. He has been protesting on the premises of Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj, the headquarters of Saptari, demanding reforms in hospital condition and health services.
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Dr KP Singh stepped down as the dean of the Institute of Medicine (IoM) on Friday after 20 days into office while Dr Govinda KC’s hunger strike—with Dr Singh’s resignation as one of his demands—continued for as many days.
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The government has shown no sign of addressing the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who is staging his seventh fast onto death protest demanding reforms in the country’s medical education and profession.
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