The health condition of Prof Dr Govinda KC has further deteriorated.
Dr KC is in a hunger strike in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for seven days putting forth a string of demands including production of quality medical personnel, decentralization of medical institutes producing doctors as per Nepal’s demography and geographical realities and provision for allowing students from far-flung remote areas with indigent background to study medical science.
According to Prof Dr Dibya Singh Shah, who is involved in Prof Dr KC’s treatment, the level of ketones in KC’s urine has increased and hence has suffered from the urine infection along with low blood pressure and headache.
“We have given saline water and medicines, but he (KC) refused to take,” Prof Dr Shah said adding that regular health checkup of Dr KC is conducted through an ECG.
Likewise, the National Resident Doctors’ Association has partially halted the out patient department (OPD) services in the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, expressing solidarity to KC’s demands.
Association’s Chairman Dr Ram Chandra Sapkota said that the resident doctors across the country would join the agitation if Dr KC’s demands were not met.