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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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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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