People's Review - - COMMENTARY -

The Com­mu­nist Party of Nepal (CPN) chair­man Push­paka­mal Da­hal after a two week long stay in Sin­ga­pore, re­turned home. Da­hal, along with his wife Sita, had gone to Sin­ga­pore for Sita's treat­ment. In Sin­ga­pore, Sita had un­der­gone wa­ter ther­apy treat­ment, it was re­ported. Prime Min­is­ter KP Sharma Oli fre­quently vis­its Bangkok and Sin­ga­pore for fol­low-up check-up of his health. There is a long list of po­lit­i­cal lead­ers vis­it­ing abroad for med­i­cal treat­ment. They re­ceive money from the gov­ern­ment for their treat­ment. In this way, bil­lions of ru­pees have been spent for the treat­ment of the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers and their near and dear ones. The gov­ern­ment, from the fund spent for the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers' med­i­cal ex­pen­di­ture, could in­tro­duce ad­vanced med­i­cal equip­ments along with highly pro­fes­sional med­i­cal ex­perts for such treat­ment within the coun­try and in this way many Nepali pa­tients could also have ben­e­fited. Oli­jee is talk­ing about "pros­per­ous Nepal". If we will be able to pro­vide an ad­vanced med­i­cal ser­vice by de­vel­op­ing Kathmandu as an in­ter­na­tional med­i­cal hub, we could at­tract med­i­cal tourists from abroad. The gov­ern­ment, so far, has to sup­port and also mon­i­tor hos­pi­tals and med­i­cal re­search in­sti­tu­tions for the qual­ity of ser­vice they are pro­vid­ing by en­cour­ag­ing the gov­ern­ment as well as pri­vate sec­tor hos­pi­tals for in­tro­duc­ing ad­vanced equip­ments and also pro­vid­ing train­ing fa­cil­i­ties for our doc­tors abroad. Ac­cord­ingly, thou­sands of youths are go­ing to dif­fer­ent coun­tries to study med­i­cal sci­ence. Along with their study, they are tak­ing bil­lions of ru­pees worth for­eign cur­rency abroad. If the gov­ern­ment will de­velop an en­vi­ron­ment for qual­ity med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion within the coun­try, Nepali youths could get op­por­tu­nity to study in their own coun­try. Also, if we will be able to pro­vide qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion within the coun­try, we can bring for­eign stu­dents and for­eign cur­rency as well. The gov­ern­ment should de­velop a strong mon­i­tor­ing team to in­spect the ed­u­ca­tional stan­dards and fa­cil­i­ties. The pri­vate sec­tor is keen to in­vest in this sec­tor. The con­fus­ing part is that why Dr Govinda KC is launch­ing fast onto death time and again op­pos­ing the open­ing of new med­i­cal in­sti­tu­tions! This time, he is launch­ing his 15th fast onto death protest in Jumla. Of course, we agree that the gov­ern­ment should in­vest for run­ning med­i­cal col­lages in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try and pro­vide qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to the med­i­cal stu­dents and work­ers at a very low cost. But we should stop those stu­dents go­ing abroad for med­i­cal sci­ence study by giv­ing

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