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PM Dahal calls for addressing health sectors' problems in a package

2024 Jan 22, 19:44,

 Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' spoke of the need to address problems of the medical education sector including nursing in a package.

PM Dahal said so in a high-level meeting convened at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu earlier today. "When it comes to nursing sector, there is a situation that the jurisdiction of the nursing sector and CTEVT conflict. We should move ahead clearing them out," he said.

He shared that the meeting of the Medical Education Commission would be convened at the earliest to resolve the issues prevailing the medical education and nursing sector.

The Head of the Government asserted, "We should reach a conclusion after comprehensive discussions to identify the problems in the medical education and nursing sector. Let's convene the Commission's meeting and form a Study Committee to delve properly on the issues. Let's rope in the National Planning Commission in this."

Furthermore, he viewed that the issues relating to the National Medical Education Act be addressed through amendment process. "We should not lag behind in implementing the provisions of the Act. Lets spring into action by preparing schedule based on the available resources," he urged the participants of the meetings.

Participants of the meeting included Deputy Prime Ministers Purna Bahadur Khadka and Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Minister for Education, Science and Technology Ashok Kumar Rai.

Similarly, in attendance in the meeting were Chief Secretary Dr Baikuntha Aryal, Secretaries at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Registrar of Nepal Nursing Council Shukla Khanal among others.

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