Senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Dr Govinda KC has left for swine flu affected villages in Jajarkot district.
Dr KC, who staged a 12-day hunger strike demanding reforms in the country’s medical sector, reached Nepalgunj on Monday and headed to Jajarkot district.
Doctors following up the health condition of Dr KC had advised him against his decision to visit patients in Jajarkot as he has not completly recovered from the hunger strike. “We advised him not to go to Jarjarkot district because following the hunger strike, his immune system is still weak to fight against any disease,” said Dr YP Singh.
KC has also carried some equipments and medicines along with him. “He said that more medicine was on its way to the district as he was not able to carry much medicine with him,” said one Prakash Lamichhane, who met KC in Nepalgunj.
This is not the first instance of Dr KC visiting remote villages in the country to provide medical assistance. He visits remote places inside and even outside the country by spending his salary to provide medical treatment to the needy patients.
Swine flu has already claimed 24 lives in the district while hundreds of others have been taken ill with similar symptoms. The district is in short supply of health professionals and medicines to treat the patients in remote part of the districts.