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8 medical doctors arrested from Birgunj

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BIRGUNJ — Police have arrested eight medical doctors from Birguinj on Friday as a part of the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police (CIB)’ s Operation Quack, according to police, launched some months ago to crack down on fake medical professionals working in various parts of the region.

The arrestees are Saroj Singh, Kush Raj Giri and Panna Lal Patel from the Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital; Nimesh Raman Pal, Ishad and Mohammad Rahulla from the National Medical College and Dinesh Sah and Arun Kumar Gupta, who had private facilities in the city.

A special team of police sent from the CIB arrested them from different health facilities of Birgunj on the charge of using fake credentials to obtain professional licences.

The team led by DSP Phiroj Basnet had reached Birgunj yesterday after receiving a tip-off about the practice of quacks in the region.

The detainees are currently kept at the Parsa District Police Office and preparations are underway to send them to the Capital for further investigation.

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Nepal ranked 122nd among 180 countries in 2017 corruption perceptions index

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has moved nine position up to rank 122nd in an annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt published by graft watchdog Transparency International.

The country attained a score of 31 in TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. Nepal was ranked 131th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2016.

Countries that took the top positions in the latest index, which ranked 180 countries, include New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland.

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South African country Somalia ,with 9 score, is the most corrupted countries among 180 countries.

Among South Asian countries, Bhutan is the least corrupt countries where as Afghanistan is the most corrupt countries. India ranked in 85 , Bhutan ranked in 29th, Sri Lanka in 97,Maldives 118th, Pakistan in 123 and Bangladesh ranked in 146 position.

TI, in its index, measures countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The 2017 index is based on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of business people.

Countries are then scored on a scale of zero, for highly corrupt, to 100, for very clean.

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