NA endorses Bill to establish Dashrath Chand Health Science University

KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 12: The National Assembly today endorsed the ‘Martyr Dashrath Chand Health Science University Bill, 2080 BS’. The Minister of State for Education, Science, and Technology, Pramila Kumari, proposed the meeting to pass the bill, highlighting the government’s objective to ensure quality health services for citizens through the establishment of the university.

Before this, various lawmakers took part in the deliberations on the bill and response to their queries, the State Minister said the bill aimed to provide quality medical education and healthcare facilities, particularly focusing on the Sudur Paschim Province.

Madan Kumari Shah (Garima), Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa (Parbati), Yubraj Sharma, Suresh Ale Magar, and Kamala Panta contributed to the deliberations. Furthermore, the meeting unanimously accepted a proposal to amend some acts related to preventing money laundering and promoting a business-friendly atmosphere in the country.

The proposal was tabled by the Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, Dhan Raj Gurung. Bhagawati Neupane, Dr Bimala Rai Poudyal, Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa (Parbati), Radheshyam Paswan, Bhairav Sundar Shrestha, Tulasa Kumari Dahal, Ramchandra Ray and Devendra Dahal took part in the deliberations, In response to queries raised during the deliberations on the proposal, the Minister said the bill aimed to strengthen laws against the financial crimes. Besides, it is expected to help promote financial transparency, build an investment-friendly atmosphere and establish good governance.

As the Minister highlighted, the bill is proposed to discourage illegal financial practices such as the Hundi business, transactions involving cryptocurrency, and activities related to terrorism. During the meeting, Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee President, Prakash Panth, tabled the committee’s annual reports for the fiscal years 2079-80 BS (2022-23). The NA shall meet again at 1:01 pm on coming Sunday, February 18. —