Professor Dr Givinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has started an indefinite hunger strike for the eighth time from July 10 demanding a reform in medical sector.
He announced a hunger strike from Ganesh Man ENT within TUTH premises building stating that government failed to abide by the agreement reached with him in the past.
Dr KC had put forth a four-point demand to the government with two weeks ultimatum prior to hunger strike. Dr KC refused to meet with prime minister accusing him of not being serious. However, Dr KC’s team held separate meetings with PM. During a meeting, PM Oli urged him not to sit in a hunger strike.
Dr KC demanded for several amendments in the draft that include free seats at government medical colleges and establishment of at least one medical college in each province.