Medical education bill- parliamentary committee begins discussions with stakeholders concerned

Published On: August 29, 2018 05:13 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has commenced discussions with stakeholders regarding the National Medical Education Bill, 2075. 

Prof Dr Govinda KC was summoned to the meeting of the committee today. In the meeting, lawmaker and former health minister Khagraj Adhikari underscored the need of becoming clear on the issue after holding discussions with stakeholders concerned. 

Laws related to the fundamental rights should be enacted within the time limitations set by the constitution, he advised the committee to complete deliberations on related bills by forming subcommittees. 

Prof Dr KC submitted his written views in the meeting but declined to take part in the discussions, citing that points needed to be revised in the bill had already come in the form of agreement reached between him and the government on July 26 following his 15th strike. He urged the government to ensure long-term reforms in the health and medical education sectors; free, affordable and accessible services at rural and backward areas and equal access of students from the poor and indigent communities to quality, free and affordable education. 

Committee senior-most member Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma chaired the meeting as the election of committee chair is yet to take place. The committee is scheduled to sit for talks with representatives from the Nepal Medical Association tomorrow. RSS

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