Locals of in Mahendranagar in Kanchanpur took to the roads in support of the ongoing hunger strike (satyagraha) and urged Nepal Government as well as the local representatives to address the demands of #EnoughisEnough campaign activists.
Activists of the campaign have been staging a fast-unto-death strike in the Kathmandu Valley demanding 100 per cent expansion of PCR tests, implementation of the 4-tier triage approach, improving the condition of isolation and quarantine centers, protection of frontline personnel, and transparency in COVID-19 management process.
The protesters had stood in front of District Administration Office, Mahendranagar and Bhimdutta Municipality, Kanchanpur yesterday chanting slogans like “Mayor sir, Good Morning!”, “Nepal government, Good Morning!”, “Improve testing centers”.
“We are standing in front of the Municipality Office demanding our fundamental rights and we will also be stating our demands to DAO, Kanchanpur. We have also written an official letter which we will submit to DAO,” said a protester.
Two satyagraha activists, Iih and Pukar Bam, staging the fast-unto-death strike were admitted to the Dhumbarahi-based HAMS hospital on the eighth day of the protest on Thursday after their health deteriorated.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had visited the hospitalized activists to inquire about their health condition. Two representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population also visited them the same day and discussed ways to address their demands.
A second meeting scheduled by the authorities on July 4 failed to take place after the ministry authorities did not visit the hospital on the given date.