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Nepal’s premier medical school closes over alleged bribery for exam papers

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1707
  1. Sharan Prakash Sharma
  1. 1Kathmandu

    The careers of thousands of Nepalese medical graduates have been put on hold because the country’s postgraduate medical school has closed after a dispute over alleged payments for entrance exam papers.

    During protests over the allegations 15 doctors, including the medical school chancellor, were rounded up by police and 20 other demonstrators were hurt. The university’s main hospital was also closed to all but emergency patients after a grievance committee of doctors, professors and students launched an indefinite strike.

    The clash began when the chancellor and …

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