Tribhuvan University tells IoM to grant affiliation to Medical Colleges



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Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has gone against his own decision to halt affiliation to new medical colleges. It has been revealed that PM in his capacity as Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU) directed the Ministry of Education (MoE) three weeks ago to begin the affiliation process of those medical colleges having Nepal Medical Council nod and deemed eligible by an expert panel.

In a letter send to the Education Ministry on February 13, the PM has directed to start the affiliation process of the colleges that have fulfilled all legal provisions and have infrastructure required to run the MBBS programmess.

After Dr. Govinda KC had warned to resume his hunger strike, PM Koirala instructed the Institute of Medicine (IoM) faculty board on November 10 not to grant affiliation to any medical colleges.

PMO Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi confirmed that PM Koirala in his directives to the ministry has lifted the ban imposed on affiliation.

On November 7, three teams lead by medical experts had recommended that National Medical College of Ghattekulo, Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences and People’s Dental College  could be granted affiliation as they fulfill all the required criteria set by the government.

Read more details in Kathmandu Post...