How to prevent further incidents like the one in Charikot

Who are the doctors providing rural care? In Nepal, the MBBS degree is an undergraduate program, four years followed by a one-year internship. The four years’ course is highly academic in nature, with an emphasis on reading and exam-taking. Only during the one-year internship will a young doctor examine patients, observe or assist in surgery, or write orders. After internship, the doctor begins a career as a Medical Officer, then finally goes for Post-Graduate (PG) training – the equivalent of a Master’s degree which confers the title “M.D.” after their name. An MD becomes a senior attending doctor. The “Charikot incident” Recently in Charikot, Dolakha district, a … Continue reading How to prevent further incidents like the one in Charikot