Medical Education Bill near consensus

Published On: December 24, 2018 08:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Consensus has been reached on majority of the points of the eagerly awaited National Medical Education Bill, 2075. 

Only two issues including the fate of the medical colleges that are above the ceiling of five colleges that the Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University have granted affiliation and about addressing the health classes run under the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training still remain contentious in the Sub-committee formed under the parliamentary Education and Health Committee. 

The Sub-committee coordinator Khagaraj Adhikari shared that majority of the points in the medical education bill have been agreed upon, with only the language style to be dealt with. “It will be finalized in a day or two,” he said. 

The sub-committee is working to forge a consensus on the bill after integrating the amendments proposed by 22 MPs. Following a consensus in the committee, the government plans to table the bill at the winter session of the federal parliament to begin from December 26. 

In the meeting of the sub-committee on Monday, the contentious issues and other aspects of the bill was discussed in the presence of Minister for Education. 

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