Nepal Medical Association urges government to stop inhuman treatment against Dr KCThe association said in a statement on Saturday that its attention has been drawn by the incident where KC is being barred from coming out of the house where he is currently staying.
The Nepal Medical Association has raised concern over the restrictions imposed by security agencies on Dr Govinda KC, who is currently in Jumla providing medical services to the people in remote areas.
KC, who has won public accolades for standing up against corrupt leaders and political meddling in the country's medical education sector, has been forced by the security agencies to abandon his healthcare mission and remain indoors.
The association, which is an umbrella body of medical doctors in the country, has termed the authorities' treatment of KC as inhuman.
The association said in a statement on Saturday that its attention has been drawn by the incident where KC is being barred from coming out of the house where he is currently staying.
It has been learned that the authorities have also barred KC from meeting with other people.
“We urge the concerned agencies to immediately stop this inhuman treatment of Dr KC,'' reads the statement issued by Dr Badri Rijal, the association’s general secretary.
Dr KC, a senior orthopaedic surgeon, has staged 17 hunger strikes demanding reforms in the country’s medical education sector. While successive governments assured to address his demands over the years, none of them really took an earnest initiative to reform the country's medical education sector.