PM Dahal presses for developing country as hub for higher education

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Kathmandu, Jan 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has underlined the need of developing Nepal as a hub for higher education.

In his address to the ninth Senate of the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences today, the Prime Minister said he is clear that Nepal should be established as a hub for higher studies.

On the occasion, the PM said he is happy to hear that Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) is welcoming students from outside the country. He also expressed hope that the Academy will gain new heights ahead and it is rendering direct health services to the citizens of geographically backward communities in the Karnali and Far Western provinces. In addition to this, it has contributed to the production of a skilled health workforce.

“The KAHS is significantly working with a full sense of responsibility and preparedness in each health crisis either it was COVID-19 crisis, or during earthquake,” he said.

According to the Prime Minister, it is the responsibility of KAHS to further strengthen the quality of its services, making it wider accessible. The graduates of KAHS should be additionally competitive and skilled who could serve the nation with a high sense of integrity.

Stating that the Academy had significantly made great strides in recent years, PM Dahal expressed his confidence that the Academy would take serious initiatives for innovation-based studies, research and invention. Karnali should take special initiatives for medicine production Addressing the Senate of the Academy, PM Dahal suggested that the Academy should take special initiatives in medicine production by optimally utilizing the natural resources and heritages. He also directed the Academy to undertake necessary homework for medicine production.

Lauding the Academy for delivering well in spite of resource constraints, the PM pledged his support to the plan to tap the tremendous potentials of Karnali in coming days. “There are problems such as inconvenience of roads, lack of skilled doctors and technicians which have created challenges in production of skilled human resources and service delivery. Appropriate initiatives will be taken by the government to address it in coming days,” the Head of the Government said.

Stating that he was aware about the concerns and demands of the doctors, technicians and staff at the Academy, PM Dahal assured, “I assure you that your demands will be addressed gradually.”