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.