Hospital working to open school

Kathmandu, August 29:

Patan Hospital is preparing to start a medical school and an ‘academic attorney’ to produce service-oriented manpower in the health sector, said Dr Arjun Karki, senior physician at the hospital. Speaking at an interaction on ‘education module and rural health status’ organised in the capital today, Dr Karki said social subjects will also to be incorporated in the medical studies to make manpower service-oriented. The medical graduates are only adding to the list of technocrats. Their contribution to the service of humanity has been very less, as they are centred in urban areas only, said Dr Karki. “Currently Patan Hospital is working to establish a medical school where social education and ethics of medical profession would be taught to the graduates,” he said. “The maternal and infant mortality is three times more in rural areas compared to the urban. Only 25 per cent Nepali women have access to qualified health professionals during childbirth, thus putting Nepal on top of the list of countries having maximum cases of maternal and infant mortality,” said Dr Karki.