A rally was held in the capital today in support of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a fast-onto-death for the past 14 days, demanding reforms in the medical education and health sectors.
People from different walks of life including health professionals, students, artists and commoners joined the event. The demonstrators were seen with placards and banners urging the government to address his demands immediately.
The 59- year-old senior orthopedic surgeon is sitting on a hunger strike for the eight time in the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, demanding the enforcement of the Mathema Committee's Report on Health Professional Education Policy, free enrollment in all the government medical colleges, at least one medical college in one (proposed) province, no license to medical /dental/ nursing college in the Kathmandu Valley at least for the next 10 years and no renewal of those colleges that already got letter of intention.
Recently Dr. KC has come up with new demand of the impeachment against Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority ( CIAA ) Lokman Singh Kari .