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Dr Govinda KC’s warning of another strike worries the Government

By Our Reporter
resize_image-phpDr Govinda KC has warned the government that he would launch another round fast-unto death if the agreements reached with him were breached.
He has given an ultimatum of a week to implement the agreements reached with him, otherwise, he would stage another round of strike.
His warning has come as shocking for Health Minister Gagan Thapa, who had promised to end the situation which compels Dr KC to stage one fast-unto-death strike after another.
This time Dr KC was angry with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal for the latter’s move to grant permission to open medical college to the Maoists.  He has accused the PM of breaching the agreements reached with him during his eighth round of fast-unto-death.
Demanding reform in the medical education sector, Dr KC, a senior professor at the Institute of Medicine (IoM), has already staged fast-unto-death eight times in the last four years.
He accused Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, who had assured him of taking steps to fulfill the past agreements when he was not in power, of conspiring to give affiliations to medical colleges run by people close to him.
Dr KC informed that he would start a fresh round of hunger strike from September 19.
Energy Minister Janardan Sharma, representing Prime Minister Dahal, and Arjun Narshing KC, on behalf of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, had met KC and promised him that all past agreements signed between him and the government would be implemented.
Dr KC had also met with Prime Minister Dahal a few days ago and reminded him about the deal.
He complained that PM Dahal has again assured him to fulfill the agreements but has directed to give affiliation to new medical college.
Dr KC had called off his 16-day long hunger strike one and a half months ago following the four-point agreement signed between him and the government.
The fast-onto-death staged by Ganga Maya Adhikari had also been a headache for the government. However, on Tuesday, after assurance from the Court that she will get justice, has ended her fast onto death. Adhikari has been demanding justice to her youngest son killed by the Maoists.
Supporters of Save Ganga Maya campaign had already threatened the government to take the case to the International Court.

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