Graft case filed against 12

- Post Report, Kathmandu
medical malpractices

May 21, 2016- The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against a dozen individuals including a professor at Tribhuvan University (TU) for presenting a fake inspection report while allocating the MBBS quota for the Pokhara-based Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital. 

An inspection team deployed by the Institute of Medicine under TU and the Nepal Medical Council (NMC) had presented a fake report recommending that the medical college had the intake capacity of 150 students for MBBS course. But a CIAA investigation has found that the college lacked basic infrastructure and faculty members. The anti-graft body in a statement on Friday said 
that the report prepared by the inspection team had false information about the number of students, faculty members and physical infrastructure. 
Prof Ganesh Kumar Rai, Dr Krishna Adhikari, chairman of National Health Research Council and a member of the NMC, Dr Nara Maya Thapa, Dr Pradeep Gyawali, Dr Rajeev Yadav and Dr Prenit Kumar Pokharel were in the inspection team. 
Khuma Prasad Aryal, chairman of the medical college, Ramesh Sharma, Prakash Lamichhane, Bhesh Raj Aryal, Hum Nath Koirala and Nisan Rajbhandari have also been accused of irregularities. In the statement, the national anti-graft body has said a chargesheet has been filed to book Prof Rai and Dr Thapa as per Section 24 of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2002. Others have been charged with irregularities 
as per Section 19.2 of the same Act. 

Published: 21-05-2016 08:32

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