Kathmandu, July 21 (RSS): Supporters of protesting Dr Gobinda KC are set to launch a hunger strike en masse from Sunday in support of his move. They are set to embark on sit-in at Basantapur, Kathmandu from 10 am onwards.
The information was shared at a protest rally launched on Saturday by Dr KC's supporters, demanding the protection of his life by addressing his demands. Dr KC is currently on a hunger strike at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for the past 22nd days demanding reforms in medical sector. This is the 15th times that Dr KC has been on strike.
The demonstration means to mount pressure to address Dr KC's demands, said Om Prakash Aryal, advocate and supporter of Dr KC, a participant of the protest rally.
The rally saw participation of people from different walks of life including former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, former health minister Gagan Kumar Thapa, rights activist Krishna Pahadi, writer Khagendra Sangraula and actress Manisha Koirala.
Addressing the demonstration, former CJ Karki and rights activist Pahadi demanded that Dr KC's demands be fulfilled soon.
Earlier the government had brought back Dr KC to Kathmandu from Jumla where he had launched a hunger strike. He was brought to Kathmandu for treatment, said the government. Dr KC however denied any medical checkup and medicines until his demands are met. His health condition is deteriorating, said doctors.