Reach out to the poor

Every year April 7 is observed as the World Health Day. This year too it was observed with enthusiasm in Nepal by all those institutions working in the health sector with a slogan “make every mother and child count.”

The World Health Organisation spent a lot of money in organising seminars in Kathmandu. Though such a move is welcome, the reality facing rural women in Nepal is different. Say in Jumla, many women die during pregnancy because they cannot afford to go for expensive health services. But in Kathmandu, policy-makers and donors spend thousand of rupees for their cause in five star hotels and preaching lofty slogans to save the lives of mothers

and children.

Had the money been provided to the rural women instead of organising talk programmes, some lives would have been saved. If any organisation wants to really help those women and

children, it should reach the poor and marginalised women directly.

Sanjeev Raj Neupane, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj

Be fair

This is in reference to the news “CIAA order to halt TU vivas” published in THT on April 9. Thanks to the CIAA, we can now hope a fair viva result and also an improvement in

Tribhuvan University’s services. A whole lot of us feel that the CIAA would do justice if it were to investigate the recently published results of 12 lecturers in the TU’s faculty of management. We request the CIAA to investigate the written exam sheets of those candidates and ensure that there was no abuse of authority.

Kamal Mainali, Kathmandu


I am a regular reader of THT. I recently read the news about Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre organising the second golf tournament where it was mentioned that the designer of the trophy was Subhas Rai. This, however, is not true because I designed it.

Bilash Rai, via e-mail


As soon as the SLC examination is over, the media has been flooded with attractive advertisements of private colleges and institutions, as they now want to lure the students in the name of further education. But not all of them are good institutions or have devoted teachers who actually care about doing a service to students or help build the latter’s lives. How is it that although the job market is shrinking and industrial and other

business sectors are trailing, these institutions are doing good business? This is because many of them are cheating the students. Also, many of the advertisements say that these colleges offer scholarships, and that they have received affiliation with foreign universities. But when the students do get admitted the reality facing them is often different.

The Ministry of Education and other concerned agencies should check the growth of

illegal and fake educational institutions in the country.

So far, a lot of illegal institutes are reported to be operating in Kathmandu alone.

The Ministry has to monitor these colleges properly on the basis of rightful but strong

regulations. Else, many of such institutions who have been swindling students and

their parents will continue to cheat.

Those caught should be duly punished for their misdeed so that others learn a lesson from it. The cheaters should not be allowed to go unpunished.

Dinesh Bhusal, Ratna Rajya Campus, Kathmandu