‘Medical Bill will be implemented’

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu
Education Minister Pokharel urges lawmakers to dispel the rumour that the government is unwilling to implement the agreement

Nov 26, 2018-Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said the latest agreement reached between the government and Prof Dr Govinda KC would be implemented gradually.

Pokharel’s statement came in response to lawmakers drawing his attention about implementing the agreement word for word.

The Federal Parliament’s Education and Health Subcommittee Co-ordinator Bhairab Bahadur Bista co-ordinated the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Minister Pokharel urged lawmakers to dispel the rumour of agreement would not be implemented.

The nine-point agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Baluwatar on July 26 earlier this year.

The agreement bars the establishment of any new medical college within the central capital for the next 10 years, and requires verbatim implementation of the National Medical Education Bill, 2075 submitted to the Federal Parliament.

A clause-wise discussion is being held on the Bill at the respective committee and subcommittees.

Lawmakers Dilendra Prasad Badu, Krishna Prasad Dahal, Dev Prasad Gurung, Ganga Chaudhary, Dil Bahadur Mahat, Rekha Sharma, Ram Bahadur Bista, Maina Kumari Bhandari, Yashoda Gurung Subedi, Pushpa Kumari Karna, Rekha Jha and Prem Suwal attended the meeting.

The subcommittee meets again on Monday at 11 am.

Published: 26-11-2018 07:43

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