Stories Tagged 'Hunger strike'
Rastriya Prajatantra Party lawmaker Rajendra Lingden has warned of staging a hunger strike if the government continues to discriminate against his region.
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Anti-corruption crusader Dr Govinda KC ended his 16th hunger strike on the 24th day on Friday without negotiations and agreement with the government on his demands.
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Senior orthopedic surgeon at the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Dr Govinda KC has ended his 16th hunger strike on the 24th day, on Friday.
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Doctors attending to Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 16th hunger strike for the past 21 days, have advised that he be transferred to the intensive care unit, as his health condition is deteriorating.
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Dr Govinda KC is currently on his 16th hunger strike, demanding reforms in the country’s medical education sector. All his previous fast-unto-death protests—the first one of which took place in July 2013—have ended with the government promising to fulfill his demands, only to later renege on its commitments.
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Supporters of Dr Govinda KC on Saturday demanded that Nepal Communist Party lawmakers address the doctor’s demands as per an earlier agreement, when the revised National Medical Education Bill was tabled in the National Assembly last year.
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