Kathmandu: Medical education activist Prof Dr Govinda KC, has announced staging a three-day fast-unto-death from Friday at 5 PM, citing the government’s failure to implement previously agreed-upon measures.
In a press conference, Dr KC expressed his frustration, stating that despite multiple agreements, the government has not fulfilled commitments crucial to the improvement of the healthcare system and justice processes.
Among Dr KC’s key demands are the expansion of government hospital capacities, ensuring the availability of free prescribed medicines, and the swift completion of the transitional justice process. The activist is also pushing for the immediate operation of the Science University in Geta, compliance with the Medical Education Act mandating at least one government medical college in each province, and the establishment of government medical colleges in Ilam, Udaipur, and Dadeldhurara.
Dr KC is advocating for the initiation of programs focusing on nursing and other health-related subjects in government hospitals with capacities exceeding 100 beds. Also, he is calling for the implementation of legal arrangements for appointing officials in universities and institutions based on transparent and defined criteria.