NMSAB threatens stringent protest

Kathmandu, August 6

Nepalese Medical Students Association Bangladesh has threatened to launch protest if the government fails to address their demands within 72 hours.

NMSB has put forward a list of six demands that include the government’s official announcement regarding the future of medical students in Bangladesh and action against the consultancies defrauding students, according to the president of NMSAB Nabin Yadav.

They also demanded that students studying in black-listed medical colleges in Bangladesh be  transferred to Medical colleges in Nepal as they had been given permission by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Nepal Medical Council to pursue medical studies.

NMSAB has also demanded that the government provide internship opportunity to students studying in medical colleges outside the country.

Other demands include forming a probe committee to punish people responsible for torturing medical students studying in Bangladesh and compelling them to commit suicide. They have further urged the government to provide 1,500 seats in all medical colleges for MD/MS/MDS studies.

Medical students have also threatened to go to the extent of staging fast-unto-death if the demands are not addressed within the given time, Yadav said.