Post-Graduation enrollment at BPKIHS marred with irregularities

Published On: September 24, 2016 02:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Irregularities have been detected in the ongoing enrollment of the Post raduation (PG) program under the 'sponsorship quota' at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan.

A committee formed under instruction from Health Minister, Gagan Thapa, to launch a probe into the alleged irregularities in the enrollment process submitted its report Friday, along with a conclusion of a breach in procedural undertaking, other set criteria and a merit-based system. The committee was headed by Dr Dipendra Raman Singh.

Responding to the report, Minister Thapa summoned the BPKIHS registrar and the Nepal Medical Council Chief at his office Friday itself and sought clarifications on the matter, according to the Minister's advisor, Pratap Poudel.

Health Minister Thapa is likely to seek suspension of enrollment process. Likewise, the Institute was found to be increasing the quota but without the development of the needed infrastructure for it. 

The NMC Act specifies provisions for any student sitting for the entrance exam to obtain mandatory 50 per cent to seek admission under the PG program. 

Earlier, the Institute's employees moved the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Health Minister, Nepal Medical Council and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority with complaints of alleged irregularities in the enrollment process. RSS 

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