Medical students are protesting against the colleges for charging them disproportionately high fees. It began from Chitwan in September, when the students rose to protest for 18 days demanding return of the extra fees charged by the college administration and seeking basic infrastructure. Some such protests were seen in Kathmandu as well demanding stern action against medical colleges charging unjustified fees. In Chitwan, the protests ended only after District Administration Office intervened, making Chitwan Medical College sign the agreement to return the extra fees taken from students. The students, however, have warned to resume the protest if the college administration does not abide by the agreement.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: As the position of vice-chancellor (VC) at Tribhuvan University (TU), the largest and oldest university of the country, remains vacant, several aspiring candidates are reaching out to influential politicians to get the coveted position.
When Nepali leaders go to Singapore or Bangkok for health examination, they become the subject of huge public criticism. If they improved services in public health institutions, all Nepalis would benefit and they would not have to leave the country for treatment, goes the refrain in our discourse on public health.