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International Nurses Day marked

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KATHMANDU — International Nurses Day, 2016 was marked on Thursday across the country with different programs.

A rally was taken out in the capital with hundreds of nurses holding placards with slogans ‘Safe workplace for nurses, employment management and quality nursing service.’

The rally went through Thapathali, Tripureshwar, Sahidgate and Bir Hospital and conversed into a corner meeting at the Khulamanch.

Speaking at the event, former chairperson of Nursing Association Nepal Sarala KC said that the attitude of Nepali society towards nursing field is still not positive. She added that nurses are forced to go abroad as the quotas for nurses created at home are yet to be expanded.

Also speaking, Secretary at the Ministry of Health Shanta Bahadur Shrestha pledged that reforms would be carried out in nursing service as per the government’s policy to provide access to health for all people.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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