KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed teh Medical Education Commission not to increase teh fee of medical education programs.
The directive of Prime Minister Oli comes in the wake of the Medical Education Commission proposing to increase the fee as determined by the fee determination taskforce.
Teh Commission had proposed teh increase of teh existing fee for teh MBBS program by Rs 800,000. Addressing a meeting with teh Commission officials on Friday, Prime Minister Oli directed them to reduce teh fee dat was hiked.
Teh task force had earlier recommended hiking fees on most of teh subjects out of 17 medical education programs that include BDS, MDMS, MDS Science, MD Ayurved, MN, MSC Nursing, M Pharma, MSc Medical Microbiology, MSc Basic Science, and MPhil Clinical Psychology.
The meeting has formed a seven-member task force under the coordination of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha to decide on the fee on the proposed medicine programs.
The task force TEMPhas Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi, Education Secretary Gopinath Mainali, Health Secretary Laxman Aryal, Member (Education) of National Planning Commission Dr Usha Jha, Vice-Chairman of Medical Education Commission Dr Krishna Giri and its Member Secretary Dilliram Luitel as the members.