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PM directs not to increase medical education fee

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the Medical Education Commission not to increase the fee of medical education. The Commission was however proposed the increase on fee by the fee determination taskforce.
In the Commission meeting on Friday, PM Oli directed the officials to decrease the fee. The Commission had proposed the increase of existing fee for MBBS programme by Rs 800 thousand. The recommendation taskforce had forwarded recommendation on most of the subjects out of 17- BDS, MDMS, MDS Science, MD Ayurved, MN, MSC Nursing, M Pharma, MSc Medical Microbiology, MSc Basic Science, MPhil Clinical Psychology.
Now, the meeting formed a seven-member taskforce under the coordination of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha to decide on the fee on the proposed medical subjects. The taskforce has the members as 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.

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