Kathmandu, Nepal: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) orthopedic surgeon Dr Gonvinda KC postponed his plan to launch a fresh fast-unto-death strike for one week.
Organizing a press conference at the TUTH premises on Monday, Dr. KC announced to postpone the planned ninth hunger strike claiming that he received some positive signs from the government about meeting his demands.
As the government did not initiate process to fulfill his demands, regarding the reform in medical sector, he had issued ultimatum to launch his ninth hunger strike on September 10.
Addressing a press meet, Dr. KC said that the fourth point agreement reached with the government was also about to impeach against Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Lok Man Singh Karki and Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak.
I will begin hunger strike if the procedure did not begin by 4:30 pm, coming Monday, September 26, for the same, Dr. KC said during the press meet.
Following the agreement with the government on July 25, he had ended the eighth hunger strike. Dr. KC has been protesting against the government demanding reform in the medical sector.