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NMC suspends 17 fake doctors

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Medical Council has suspended 17 doctors who were arrested on charge of obtaining fake academic credentials.

A public statement issued by the NMC on Wednesday stated that a joint investigation led by NMC, Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has found that all the 17 doctors had obtained fake academic certificates.

They are found to have used the fake academic certificates to acquire medical degrees in China, the Philippines and India, among other countries.

“These persons will be deemed ineligible to practice medicine until the final verdict on the case,” the NMC said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

Under the Nepal Medical Council Act, anybody found practicing medicine during the time of suspension shall be slapped with a three-year jail term. If any patient dies because of the treatment by the suspended persons, they should face a murder trial.

The NMC said that the council registration numbers of the permanent and temporary doctors have been suspended till the court reached a conclusion, the statement read.

The statement further said that the persons, who were awaiting licences, could not appear in the licence exams to be held by the NMC, till the court reached a conclusion.

Fake certificate holders :

Pashupati Chaudhary (Morang) Pashupati Model Hospital, Itahari
Ram Babu Giri (Jhapa) BNC Hospital, Birtamod
Mohamad Kamlur Hak (Saptari) Golden Hospital, Biratnagar
Tulsi Kumar Mahato (Morang) Koshi Zonal Hospital, Biratnagar
Mohamad Ahmed Sidiqui (Dhanusha) Global Hospital, Siraha
Santosh Kumar Yadav (Mahottari) Janakpur Zonal Hospital, Janakpur
Shyam Babu Shah (Mahottari) Global Hospital, Lalitpur
Sujit Kumar Shrestha, Doti District Hospital
Pradip Kumar Gupta, Dhanusha
Rajendra Prasad Das, Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital
Prithvi Narayan Yadav, Bara
Rajib Kumar Jha, Rautahat
Kalyan Bishwas (Dhanusha) Chansi Medical Hall, Janakpur
Binita Yadav (Siraha) College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
Bhagwan Kewat Mallah (Dhanusha) Ajit Medical Hall, Janakpur
Sailendra Kumar Mahato (Dhanusha) Ram Janaki Dental Clinic, Janakpur
Afjal Husain (Kapilvastu) Health Services Clinic, Kapilvastu

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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