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Discourage treatment in abroad: NMA



KATHMANDU: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has pointed out the need of conducting entrance exam including other examinations through a one-door system at a time when the health service and health education are not making any quality improvement.

A national level directory should be formulated on the initiative of the Nepal Medical Council, the NMA and concerned health institutions, said the NMA.

Making public the concept paper of the commitment its newly-elected office bearers made during election at the press conference organised here on Monday, NMA general secretary Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Basnet said the health service should not rather be limited to constitution; quality and convenient health facilities should be expanded to the reach of all classes and communities in a practical manner.

NMA Chair Dr. Kiran Prasad Shrestha stressed that the health sector should be secure and peaceful since it will be difficult for the doctors and health workers to provide with quality service while they have been working in a fearful situation for the past few years.

There is no clear definition of basic service, however it is said that the State has an obligation to render health services to every citizen free of cost, the NMA further said.

Demanding that the Act formulated regarding the security of health workers and health institutions be immediately implemented, the NMA also urged the government to take action against those doctors providing health services without registering themselves in the NMC.

The Nepal Medical Board should discourage the system to recommend patients for the treatment in health institutions outside the country since this trend has raised questions on the credibility and competence of health service providers of Nepal, stated the concept paper.

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