Kathmandu, July 19 (RSS): The government has sent a helicopter to Jumla to bring Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla for the last 20 days, to Kathmandu for saving his life.
Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that the chopper has been sent to Jumla this morning to bring Dr KC to Kathmandu as it has become inevitable to bring him here for his health treatment and save his life.
A team of Education Secretary Khagaraj Baral has gone to Jumla to bring Dr KC to Kathmandu. Dr KC would be immediately taken to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj after bringing him to Kathmandu. According to Minister Pokharel, a meeting attended by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and senior government ministers held at the Prime Minister's residence at Baluwatar Wednesday night had decided to bring Dr KC to Kathmandu as his health has been deteriorating fast.
Minister Pokharel said the House of Representatives would take a decision regarding the Medical Education Bill as per the due process while the remaining issues would be finalised by the Medical Education Commission.
Dr KC is on a hunger strike protesting the Medical Education Bill in its current form.