KATHMANDU: A high-level committee formed to draft new health education policy in the country submitted its report to the government on Monday.

The panel led by educationist and former Vice-Chancellor of the Tribhuvan University Kedar Bhakta Mathema submitted the report to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at a special function in Singhadurbar today.

Top leaders of ruling and opposition parties, officials of the National Planning Commission and concerned ministries were present at the function.

The government in November last year had formed the committee to draft the fresh health education policy so as to end alleged irregularities and ill practices in the sector.

The committee was given three months for the task.

The Prime Minister’s Office had formed the committee in response to one of Dr Govinda KC´s demands that a panel, comprising experts from the medical sector, be formed to draft the national medical education policy.

Dr KC had staged five hunger strikes over last few years putting forth various demands including formulation of the new policy.