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Dr KC ends hunger strike

Sunday, September 6th, 2015
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7Dr Govinda KC ended his sixth hunger strike today after reaching an agreement with the government at midnight on Saturday. He ended his fast onto death by drinking juice from the hands of Subhani Upreti and Phurba Dolaphu.

The breakthrough came after the government agreed to all the demands put forth by Dr KC after extensive discussion on the demands between representatives of both sides. Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi, Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission and Dr KC signed the 11-point deal on Saturday.

As per the deal the government has agreed to implement the report of Mathema-led committee, formation of a Health Profession Education Council by the next Cabinet meeting, gradual decrease in the number of MBBS seats to 135, 115 and 100 in the next three years, set maximum fees to Rs 3.5 million at undergraduate level, form a probe committee to look into the irregularities in affiliations, admissions and appointments, halt the process of establishing a medical university, launch a probe into Devdaha and Birat Medical colleges and bring up the ratio of government and private medical colleges to 1:3 among others.

Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at TU Teaching Hospital had gone into his sixth fast-onto death after the government failed to implement the Mathema report and work on the previous deals. Dr KC’s movement had garnered much support from various quarters. Although, Dr KC says he is wary the government may not implement the deal even this time, he would continue pressurizing the government until and unless all the demands are finally met.

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One Response to “Dr KC ends hunger strike”

  1. Saroj Grg on Says:

    Nthg is impossible fr d elites.. Everything is impossible fr d poors.

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