Courtesy call

KATHMANDU: British Ambassador Andrew Hall paid a courtesy call on Constituent Assembly chairman Subash Chandra Nembang at the latter’s office on Friday. During the meeting, the two discussed on the constitution framing process and role of UNMIN to the Nepal’s peace process among others. Similarly, a delegation led by International Jaycees chairman senator Jun Sup Shin met the CA chairman on Friday. Discussions on the Jaycee’s support to Nepal, ‘rule of law’ voiced by the Jaycees and constitution writing process were held in the meeting. — RSS

CA debate on

KATHMANDU: CA members continued debate on the concept paper and preliminary draft report presented by the CA Committee on Fixing the Structure of Constitutional Bodies in Friday’s CA session. The CA members put differing views on the number of constitutional commissions and their rights. UCPN-Maoist’s lawmaker Tilak Pariyar suggested forming powerful commissions to ensure the rights of Dalits and women. NC’s Uma Regmi said the National Women’s Commission should be made a constitutional commission and it should have proportional representation of indigenous, janajatis, Madhesis and women. — RSS

TUTH in demand

KATHMANDU: Number of patients receiving health services in Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital has been increasing day by day. Keshav Prasad Singh, executive director of the hospital, said nearly 270,000 patients received out door service in OPD during the 2008/09 fiscal. Likewise, the hospital provided services to more than 305,000 service recipients in the year 2008/09 fiscal. Singh also informed more than 33,000 patients had got emergency service in the 2007/08 fiscal. Similarly, additional 3,000 patients received emergency service from the hospital in 2008/09. — RSS