Medical Education Bill tabled at National Assembly meetingNational Medical Education Bill has been tabled at the National Assembly meeting amid protest from the main opposition Nepali Congress on Monday.
National Medical Education Bill has been tabled at the National Assembly meeting amid protest from the main opposition Nepali Congress on Monday.
Secretary Rajendra Phuyal at the order of Nation Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timilsena tabled the bill at the meeting this morning. Earlier, the meeting was put off for 15 minutes after the Nepali Congress lawmakers obstructed.
Though the lawmakers stood from their seats right after the resumption of the meeting, Chairman Timilsena ordered the Secretary to table the bill. Later, the Nepali Congress lawmakers moved closer to the rostrum and shouted slogans. After the bill was tabled, the meeting was put off for 30 minutes.
As the meeting resumed, the proposal presented by the Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel demanding discussion on the bill was passed by a majority.
With the approval of the proposal, lawmakers have been given three days’ time to file amendment proposal on the bill. The next meeting has been summoned for January 31.
Earlier, Chairman Timilsena gave time to Nepali Congress lawmaker Badri Pandey after the lawmakers of his party stood from their seats and started chanting slogans.
He said that they would not let the House proceed until the government takes decision on the hospitals established in the name of former Prime Ministers and Nepali Congress Presidents Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala.
Earlier, the government had decided to scrap the two hospitals established in the name of Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala.
The federal House of Representatives had endorsed the National Medical Education Bill amid protest from Nepali Congress on January 25.