The senate meeting of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
held today in the capital city has given the go-ahead to NAMS to expand
its academic programmes to various hospitals in the country.
NAMS had asked the Ministry of Health and Population to grant it permission to run Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Surgery (MS) programmes in various hospitals throughout the country from the next academic year.
In the first phase, NAMS will run the programmes in Western Regional Hospital, Koshi Zonal Hospital and Bharatupr Hospital.
Dr Ganesh Gurung, Vice Chancellor of NAMS said, “Only 10 per cent doctors have been able to complete post graduate study in the country till date. On top of that, many of them go abroad. If we can expand MD/MS in the central, regional, sub-regional and zonal hospitals, we will be able to produce more experts. It will not only help the institution but also enable us to produce specialists who will provide services in various corners of the country.” He further added, “Minister for Health and Population Khaga Raj Adhikari has been very positive about the decision of the senate of NAMS. It will also help implement the government’s National Health Policy in a more effective manner.”
The senate meeting has further decided to hold the convocation of NAMS by mid-December.