KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Dr Mukti Ram Shrestha of the democratic panel has been elected the new Chairman of Nepal Medical Association (NMA).
Dr Shrestha garnered 1652 votes to outsmart his closest rival Dr Ramesh Dhakal who managed 1132 votes during the NMA's 27th election. The democratic panel close to Nepali Congress (NC) has secured all of the posts save one and thereby repeating the earlier election trend.
NMA elected Dr Dhundiraj Poudel as its senior Vice Chairman with 1617 votes while his rival Dr Santosh Poudel garnered 1107 votes. Dr Mukunda Dahal has been elected the Association's Vice Chairman with 1509 votes while Dr Lochan Karki was elected General Secretary with 1300 votes.
Dr Rakshya Shrestha has been elected Treasurer with 1439 votes under the inclusive quota. Dr Abimanyu Jha has been elected NMA's Joint Secretary after securing 1458 votes while Dr Prakash Budhathoki has been elected Joint Treasurer with 1374 votes.
The NMA elected Dr Shailesh Pradhan, Dr Sanjeev Tiwari, Dr Anil Bikram Karki, Dr Krishna Poudel, Dr Bishworaj Dawadi and Dr Badri Rijal as its members.
A total of 2869 NMA members cast their votes in the election held in two rounds – one within the Kathmandu Valley and another outside. The Association has 5305 registered members. RSS