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Dr Govinda KC ends hunger strike

Dr Govinda KC ends his 19th hunger strike, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

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.

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