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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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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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