Medical Education Commission to allocate scholarships

Kathmandu, June 4

Medical Education Commission will be allocating scholarship seats in medical colleges for the upcoming academic session.

An official letter from MEC was sent to the Nepal Medical Council in this regard.

The commission has put forth its plan to limit the number of scholarship seats provided to medical colleges this year.

Secretary at MEC Laljung Chauhan said, “In the letter, we have explained that the commission will allocate the number of scholarship seats as per the articles and sub-articles in the National Medical Education Ordinance. We also forwarded the letter to the Institute of Medicine, Patan Academy of Health sciences, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences and Kathmandu School of Medicine.”

The government formed the Medical Education Commission to monitor irregularities in the medical field and to help assure quality in medical studies in the country.

The commission is an independent body, which is responsible for making policies regarding the letter of intent, affiliation and scrapping of affiliation of medical colleges, among other things.

The government had formed the commission on the recommendation of the Mathema Commission and as per the agreement signed with Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. Minister of Health and Minister of Education are the co-chairs in the commission.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had authenticated the National Medical Education Ordinance as per Article 114 of the constitution. As per the ordinance, there is a provision for formation of a commission under the chairmanship of the prime minister.