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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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Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta

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BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.

At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.

On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.

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