MBBS is being formally launched at Karnali Institute of Health Sciences Teaching Hospital in Jumla by the President from today.
The foundation has informed that the educational program including MBBS will be launched by President Bidya Bhandari today. President Bhandari is scheduled to reach Jumla by helicopter at 11 am to launch the MBBS program.
The President of Nripendra Mahat, Registrar of the Foundation, has a program to lay the foundation stone of the quarters and academic building which is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 760 million. He said, “After that, educational programs including MBBS, BNS, and B Pharma will be launched.”
After the President’s visit to Jumla, Karnali Chief Minister Tilak Pariyar and Minister of State for Health and Population of the Government of Nepal Bhavani Prasad Khatun have reached Jumla.
The foundation stone of the academic block will be laid from 11 am to 11:15 am. After that, the inscriptions of educational programs including MBBS will be unveiled, said Registrar Mahat.
On the occasion, 22 people including Karnali State Assemblymember and former Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Naresh Bhandari and former Minister of State for Tourism Bal Bahadur Mahat, who took the initiative to sow the seeds of Karnali Institute of Health Sciences Teaching Hospital Jumla, will be honored.
Letters of appreciation will be given to 51 persons who have provided the necessary land for the advancement of health services and health education of the academy. Ramesh Bhattarai, information officer of the foundation, said that there is a program to honor the former office-bearers of the foundation since its establishment.
There are 19 students enrolled in MBBS, 8 in BPHM, 16 in BNS, 8 in B Pharma, and 11 in BMS. According to the foundation, only scholarship students have been admitted.
The main goal of the foundation is to provide easy access to health care and health education in the backward areas and to produce the required manpower by arranging high-level study and research in the field of health sciences.
At present, postgraduate level MDMS programs and other educational programs are being conducted. The establishment of MBBS, BNS, B Pharma, and other faculties is the pride of not only Karnali but also the entire nation.