Doctors want reforms in NAMS

Kathmandu, July 2 :

Doctors and medical professionals from different government hospitals have

expressed their dissatisfaction over the alleged malpractices going on in the National Academy of Medical Science (NAMS).

As many as 263 doctors and medical professionals today signed in a signature campaign against the NAMS, which later was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Population. The protesting doctors also submitted a charter of 10 demands with potential solutions.

“We have no intention to shut down the institution. All that we want is reform in the institution ranging from administration to teaching, which are detailed in our demands,” Dr Arjun Pant said.

Over three years, the NAMS has been run through ordinances issued at different times. There are 161 resident doctors pursuing post-graduation courses in the academy and about 400 nursing staffs are being trained simultaneously. Students from Maldives, Bhutan and Sikkim are also studying in the academy. However, the agitators claim the operation of NAMS has been made illegal by the parliament declaration on May 7.