Nat'l Assembly's meeting adjourned following protest from Nepali Congress
January 28, 2019 11:28 AM NPT
Photo: Dipesh Shrestha
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The proceedings of the National Assembly has been adjourned for another 30 minutes.
The Nepali Congress lawmakers obstructed the proceedings of the National Assembly after expressing discontent on the way the Medical Education Bill was endorsed in the House of Representatives on Friday. Following protests, the proceeding was adjourned for 15 minutes earlier.
The Medical Education Bill is currently tabled at the National Assembly.
Speaking at the parliament, Nepali Congress lawmaker, Ramesh Jung Rayamajhi said that the Medical Education Bill called for better debates before being endorsed. He added that the current Bill was against the recommendations of the Mathema Report, the ordinance enacted by Sher Bahadur Deuba and the 15th agreement that was reached between the KP Sharma Oli led government and Dr. Govinda KC to end his 15th fast-unto-death hunger strike demanding reforms in the medical education and health sector.