Dr. Govinda K.C.’s fast unto death had begun for the fifteenth time on June 30 after the Government failed to meet his demands yet again. Prime Minister K.P Oli had deemed the doctor’s demands impractical, choosing to be apathetic towards his consistent indefinite hunger strikes.
The doctor, who is currently in Jumla is on his sixteenth day of his indefinite hunger strike. His health has degraded: he fell unconscious twice on Thursday night. He is reported to have insufficient blood circulation in the brain, and low glucose and oxygen level in his body. His deteriorating health forced the Government to decide on forcefully airlifting him. However, K.C.’s supporters are set on foiling this plan.