A Doctor who stands against political Nepotism in Nepal

AUG 17, 2012:Kathmandu, Nepal: From the last 5 days Prof. Dr. Govinda KC, senior Orthopedist at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital(TUTH) has been in fast-unto-death. He has challenged the Nepali political system against corruption, political manipulation and nepotism done by political leaders during the appointment of the TUTH and its administration.    

The health condition of Dr. KC is deteriorating where doctors related to his treatment are scared of his condition. With the protest, all services at the TUTH have been closed for the past four days except for the emergency service.

 Dr. KC had staged a 3 days fast-unto-death from July 4-7 2012, against the appointment of Dr. Dharma Kanta Baskota as dean by Vice-Chancellor Hira Bahadur Maharjan at the Tribhuvan University (TU).

Dr. KC has been demanding appoints to be made on the basis of honesty, sincerity and seniority instead on the basis of political affiliation and approaches.

Dr. KC is well known for his clean and protagonist image among his associates and upcoming new doctors. It is said that every day he starts his work from 7AM in the morning till late 8PM in the evening and he is found 24/7 in the hospital premises. With his salary he uses some portion for his daily fooding and saves a substantial amount of money to donate for medical purpose to be used in the remote areas including organizing awareness program to the health assistant or buying medical supplies or financially helping patients of remote areas.

 Even the office of President of Nepal has issued a press release showing concerns about Dr. KC health condition and has strongly recommended the Prime ministers to look into the case.