Kathmandu, October 11
Medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC ended his indefinite hunger strike on Sunday morning after signing an eight-point deal with the government on Saturday midnight.
Bikas Nepali, a sanitation staffer of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, offered him a glass of juice to end the 28-day-long strike at the hospital this morning.
Earlier last night, Education Secretary Gopi Nath Mainali, the leader of the government-commissioned three-member talks team, had signed the agreement with the senior orthopaedic surgeon who was on the fast-unto-death for the past 28 days.
It was Dr KC’s 19th hunger strike in the past decade demanding various reforms in the country’s medical education and health service sectors.