KATHMANDU : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to resolve the issues of Dr KC’s dissatisfaction through dialogue and not to opt for complex options like fast unto death, which might put his life in danger.
A press release issued today by NHRC’s Secretary Bed Bhattarai drew the government’s attention, urging it to take initiatives to save Dr KC’s life by being serious towards past agreements that had been signed, and to publicly implement those agreements.
The NHRC said that its attention has been drawn towards Dr KC’s health, after he began staging a fast unto death from September 14. His demands have been for the government to implement past agreements that were signed to bring about reform in medical education.
The NHRC also stated that its attention has been drawn towards the memorandum submitted by different organisations like the Nepal Medical Association, requesting necessary efforts to be taken to save Dr KC’s life. Dr KC’s health condition is far from stable, with a high risk of infection as his potassium, magnesium and glucose levels have decreased and his immunity power has become weak due to past hunger strikes.
Dr KC was admitted to the TU Teaching Hospital after his health began deteriorating from the ninth day of his strike. Earlier, he had been admitted to Bir Hospital’s Trauma Centre. Dr KC had begun his hunger strike from Jumla last week. From there, he was brought to Nepagunj and then to Kathmandu.