Kathmandu, January 14, 2019: The government has proposed to establish two medical colleges in Province 2 and Far-West Province within the next five years with its own investment. As per the National Medical Education Bill presented in the Parliament by the Education and Health Committee of the Parliament, the bill has also proposed opening a medical education university, besides recommending investigation into medical colleges operating in breach of set standards. Similarly, formation of a Medical Education Commission under the prime minister has also been suggested for monitoring operation of medical colleges.
The bill had made scholarship arrangements for students belonging to the families of martyr, conflict-survivors, disappeared and those injured during the People’s Movement as well as female students. The bill also has specified a provision that all medical colleges would be transformed into the service-oriented and non-profit-making institutions within 10 years. It has also made arrangement for centralized entrance examination for medical education from now onwards. Likewise, the bill has also noted that the students pursuing medical, dental and nursing education would be obliged to pay tuition fee in installment. Likewise, a hospital operating for three years should have 300 beds for running medical college and 100 beds for dental and nursing college.