Oct 17, Kathmandu- The Education, Health and Information Technology Committee of the House of Representatives has extended the tenure of the sub-committee formed regarding the relationship of Medical Education and Technical Education and Vocational Training Council (CTTV), student admission and quality until the next 20th of Kartik.
At the request of Devendra Paudel, the coordinator of the sub-committee, the proposal made by the chairman of the committee Bhanubhakta Joshi to extend the time in today's meeting was passed unanimously. The sub-committee formed on Bhadra 25 has held two meetings so far.
In the last meeting on Ashwin 14th, it was decided to conduct a detailed study with the facts and source material in the designated work area and discuss it with the officials of the relevant agencies.
The sub-committee will also make suggestions regarding the dispute between the Medical Education Commission and CTTV regarding the interpretation and working framework of the Medical Education Act. In today's meeting of the committee, chairman Joshi asked the MPs to study on the occasion of Dasain holiday as the committee has to discuss four important bills including the school education bill. He mentioned that the annual action plan of the committee and the formation of subject (ministerial) sub-committee will be discussed in the next meeting.
The meeting has given the responsibility of discussing with stakeholders the issue of opportunity examination and fee refund of MBBS studying and agitating students and in this regard Bidya Bhattarai and Gyanu Basnet Subedi under the coordination of member Sumana Shrestha to study the reasonableness of the said demand.
In the meeting, MP Shrestha suggested making an action plan with a timetable, while MP Bhattarai emphasized that justice should be done after discussing the complaints brought to the committee by students who could not take the exam despite paying the fees for medical education.
MP Dr. Toshima Karki emphasized that long-term and policy work should be done to end the situation of abuse of doctors. The meeting also decided to direct the government for compensation and reconstruction in education and health sectors affected by the recent earthquake in Bajhang.
In the meeting, secretary of the committee, Nirmala Devi Lamichhane, informed about the annual program and allocated funds received from the Federal Parliament Secretariat for programs and monitoring.