Informal Sector Service Centre(INSEC) had released a press statement on July 7 and urged government for meaningful dialogue to solve the issue of Dr Govenda KC who is in hunger strike for the last 13 days demanding the reformation of medical sector.
The press statement signed by the INSEC chair Subodh Raj Pyakurel says “Dr Govinda KC is in hunger strike for the last 13 days demanding to pass Medical Education Bill as per Mathema Commission’s report along with seven other demands. Prior to this, he already had staged 14 hunger strikes and his supporters accused government of not full filling or addressing his demands as per the contract and agreement made. The health condition of Dr KC is deteriorating day by day as a result of hunger strike. INSEC shows its serious concern over his deteriorating health condition”.
The statement further states “The agreement and hunger strike of Dr KC has limited the formation of Medical Education Commission and mandatory admission of 100 students in the medical college. The cost of medical education has been decreased to 2.3 million from 3.3 million. The progress on institute of Karnali Health and Science and Geta Medical College is on the way along with the allocation of budget to open Teaching hospital in all provinces. But, the way Dr KC is adding up his demands in every of his hunger strike will not improve the medical sector but will invite possible anarchy.”
It has also urged and drawn the attention of both government and Dr KC to begin dialogue to solve the problem.
INSEC Online Desk