Discussion to conclude before new session of Parliament begins

Kathmandu, November 18

The sub-committee of the Education and Health Committee of the House of Representatives  led by Bhairav Bahadur Singh today said clause-wise discussion on the National Medical Education Bill would be concluded before the next session of the Parliament.

“Clause-wise discussion on the Medical Education Bill will start from November 25,” said Singh, adding that the date had been set after consulting the main committee. The government has not yet set the date for the next session of the Parliament. The sub-committee unanimously elected Singh as its coordinator.

Discussions on the bill will be crucial as the government had agreed to include all of Dr KC’s demands seeking reforms in medical education. The government had signed a nine-point agreement with Dr KC.

Sub-committee member Yogesh Bhattarai said the meetings of the sub-committee  would be held in such a way that Nepali Congress lawmakers have enough time to offer their suggestions.

Another member of the sub-committee and former health minister Gagan Kumar Thapa said that the discussion on the bill would not have prolonged had the incumbent government been serious about implementing the agreement signed with Dr KC.