The Nepal Army (NA) helicopter--that flew to Dadeldhura Monday morning to bring Dr Govinda KC, who is in a hunger strike there, to Kathmandu--has returned without him.
Chief District Officer (CDO) of Dadeldhura Raju Prasad Paudel said the chopper that reached Dadeldhura at around 8:30 Monday morning flew to Surkhet at around two in the afternoon. "We had brought the helicopter to take him to a better hospital for treatment. But he refused," he stated. "We have sent the chopper back after his supporters also stated that he should not be taken against his wish."
Dr KC argued that the government should fulfill his demands instead of flying him to Kathmandu.
The Dadeldhura Hospital on Sunday had issued a statement stating that his blood pressure has started to plummet, heartbeat increased, oxygen saturation dropped and he has kidney problems.
The hospital had said it would not be able to manage complexities in his health should it deteriorate further pointing it lacks intensive care units, skilled human resources and equipment, and prescribed his transfer to a better hospital.
Dr KC is on his 17th fast-unto-death since November 4. Having started the hunger strike at a private home he was brought to the Dadeldhura Hospital after his health started deteriorating.
Published Date: Monday, Kartick 25, 2076, 15:10:00