Govinda KC suspends strike
Dr. Govinda KC suspended his fast-unto-death on the 23rd day Tuesday. However, no sign was inked to end his strike, neither did he take juice before ending his strike.
He decided to suspend the hunger strike citing the natural calamities triggered by heavy monsoon rains across the nation. He halted his strike by organising a press meet on the premises of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. "All people throughout the country are in pains due to the damages caused to them by floods and landslides and I feel it is appropriate time to continue my strike,” Dr KC said after ending his strike this evening. Dr. KC said he would go to flood hit areas and examine the health of the affected people and distribute them medicines. He had staged the hunger strike demanding endorsement of the Health Professionals Education Bill as per the spirit of the Mathema report and the earlier agreements reached between him and the government. However, the UML leaders, especially those who had invested in the Manamohan Medical College tried their best to ignore and undermine Dr KC strike, which is likely counterproductive for the party in the provincial and federal elections, especially in the Kathmandu Valley.