At least two medical colleges to be established in each province

President Bidya Devi Bhandari presents the government’s policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2022/23 before a joint session of the Federal Parliament, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Photo: Parliament/Youtube screenshot

KATHMANDU: Government has launched a plan to establish at least two medical colleges in each province of the country.

Unveiling the policies and programmes of the government for the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23 in the meeting of the federal parliament today, President Bidya Devi Bhandari shared that the government had adopted the policy for the same.

A medical college will be run in Dadheldhura in collaboration with the Sudurpaschim University while the number of students will be increased in those medical colleges based on their capacity, according to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Furthermore, President Bhandari said that airlifting the vulnerable expecting and new mothers in remote areas will be further streamlined. Telemedicine service will be launched to render healthcare services in remote areas, added the Head of the State.

The President stated that the government has left no stone unturned for effective Covid 19 response efforts. She also said that the new policies and programmes would further encourage the domestic production of basic life-saving drugs and medical oxygen.

Moreover, capacity of the pharmaceutical companies will be further enhanced thereby improving pharmaceutical supply chain in the country.

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