Docs ask govt to promote MDGPs

Kathmandu, November 26:

General medical practitioners today said the government should promote them to provide a comprehensive healthcare facility to a large number of people in the country.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the first ever conference of General Practitioners’ Association of Nepal (GPAN), general secretary Dr Pratap N Prasad said: “General practice specialists excel equally in emergency, primary as well as tertiary treatment of all sorts.”

There are 140 general medical practioners in the country. The MD General Practice (MDGP) programme is a three-year course after the MBBS degree. However, young graduates are not attracted to the programme,” said Dr Badri Shakti Maskey, new president of the GPAN.