Expressing his concern over the ongoing foul play to hike the MBBS course fee, Dr Govinda KC has called on the government to strictly implement its decision on fees for the undergraduate medical programmes.
Dr KC was referring to a government decision that had set MBBS fees of Rs3,850,000 for colleges inside Kathmandu Valley and Rs4,245,000 for colleges outside the Capital. Similarly, fees for BDS programme was set at Rs1,932,612.
As the admission for the MBBS nears, many colleges affiliated to the Tribhuvan University and the Kathmandu University have started bargaining with parents on the fees, with some of the colleges reported to have demanded as much as Rs6 million. “Any foul play to increase the fees will not be acceptable. Also, the merit-based admission should be implemented in MBBS programme,” said Dr KC in a statement on Sunday.
Dr KC, who has already staged hunger strikes 11 times demanding reforms in medical education, has also urged the government to take action against any university office bearers found supporting the blatant hike in fees by its affiliated medical schools.
Source: The Kathmandu Post