Each province to have two medical colleges

Published On: May 25, 2022 11:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 25: Government has launched a plan to establish at least two medical colleges in each of the seven provinces of the country.

Unveiling the policies and programs of the government for the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23 in the meeting of the federal parliament on Tuesday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari shared that the government had adopted the policy for the same.

A medical college will be run in Dadeldhura in collaboration with the Sudurpaschim University. The number of students will be increased in those medical colleges based on their capacity. 

President Bhandari also said that airlifting vulnerable expecting mothers and new mothers in remote areas will be further streamlined. Telemedicine service will be launched to render healthcare services in remote areas, according to the policies and programs. 

Stating that the government had left no stone unturned for effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bhandari informed that the new policies and program would further encourage domestic production of basic life-saving drugs and medical oxygen.

Also, the capacity of the pharmaceutical companies will be further enhanced thereby improving the pharmaceutical supply chain in the country.


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