Kathmandu, March 20
Nepal Dental Science Association today demanded that the government create job opportunities for dentists in hospitals.
Organising a press conference here today, Michael Devkota, president, NDSA, said,“ The government permits medical institutions to run dental science courses but does not give dentists job opportunities,” he said, adding that the government should stop permitting colleges to run dental science courses if it cannot create employment opportunities for dentists.
He claimed that people who have undergone short-term courses were given jobs while certified dentists were unemployed.
He also demanded that the government scrap the 14-day WHO training, take action against dental clinics that are in operation without registration and amend the health directives.
A version of this article appears in print on March 21, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.