Kathmandu, September 16

Nepal Medical Council election ended today with 1,789 doctors casting their votes in the Kathmandu Valley.

According to Anita Lama, member secretary of NMC election committee, 330 doctors cast their ballots from the polling centre at Local Development Training Academy, Jawalakhel, while 1,459 votes were cast at Police Club, Bhrikutimandap.

“The number of votes cast was more than expected. The election ended peacefully,” added Lama.  The counting of votes will begin from September 17.

A total of 7,075 votes were cast in the NMC election across the country. The NMC election had taken place outside the valley on September 8 where 3,562 doctors had cast their votes in 16 different constituencies outside Kathmandu.

The election held every four years has three candidates — Dr Narayan Bikram Thapa, Dr Pushpa Mani Kharal and Dr Satish Kumar Deo — vying for the position of the council’s vice-president while 27 doctors are competing for eight member positions. NMC comprises 20 members. Of them nine are nominated by the government.