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Shaheed Dashrath Chand National University of Health Sciences Bill Passed by the National Assembly

February 12, 2024
Shaheed Dashrath Chand National University of Health Sciences Bill Passed by the National Assembly

The National Assembly has unanimously approved the 'Shaheed Dashrath Chand National University of Health Sciences Bill, 2080.' This decision was reached during today's Assembly session, where Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Pramila Kumari, proposed and successfully passed the bill.

The enactment of the Shaheed Dashrath Chand National University of Health Sciences, as mandated by the bill, underscores the government's dedication to contributing to the country's prosperity through advancements in health sciences. The university's mission is to provide accessible, convenient, and high-quality healthcare services to the general public by excelling in the study and teaching of health sciences.

Prior to this approval, the Assembly extensively discussed the bill, including a proposal to scrutinize the Shaheed Dashrath Chand National University of Health Sciences Bill, 2080. The proposal received unanimous acceptance, with active participation from Members of Parliament Madankumari Shah (Garima), Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa (Parvati), Yuvraj Sharma, Suresh Ale Magar, and Kamala Panta during the deliberations.

In response to inquiries raised during discussions, Minister Kumari emphasized the government's objective of promoting quality health education and services in remote areas of the Far Western region. She indicated that the bill aims to establish a skilled health workforce and potentially set up a central university in the Far Western region.

Additionally, the Assembly approved a proposal to amend certain laws related to asset laundering prevention and corporate environmental development above the year 2079. Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Dhani Raj Gurung expressed the need to consider the proposed amendment during the meeting.

Minister Kumari, addressing queries raised during the discussions, clarified that the bill's objective is to align Nepal's laws internationally in economic crime control. She underscored the government's commitment to enhancing financial transparency, creating an investment-friendly environment, and maintaining good governance.

The presented bill also outlines measures against money laundering, human trafficking, cryptocurrency, and terrorist activities. Minister Kumari highlighted that the bill enables legal actions against individuals involved in such offenses, contributing to the purification of assets.

In the meeting, the Development and Administration Committee's annual report, presented by chairperson Prakash Pantha, was passed. The next Assembly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Falgun 6, 2080, at 1:01 PM.

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