Kathmandu, August 13
Govinda KC, senior orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital today said university officials should be appointed on the basis of their qualification and seniority.
“The government’s failure to take action against officials found guilty by the Gauri Bahadur Karki Commission will only encourage newly recruited officials to engage in corruption,”KC said in a press statement.
Although medical colleges in the country have to follow directives issued by the Medical Education Commission during their admission process, some medical colleges have already started admission for MBBS programme stating that the commission was incomplete.
The admission process conducted in haste should be immediately cancelled. Medical colleges should provide 75 per cent scholarship to deserving students and all medical colleges across the country should conduct entrance examination on the same day, stated the press release.
KC also demanded establishment of government medical colleges in Ilam, Panchthar, Udaypur, Doti, Dadeldhura and in Gandaki Province and Province 4. He also urged the government to begin MBBS programmes in Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Geta Medical College and Rapti Academy of Health Sciences.
A version of this article appears in print on August 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.