Jumla, December 6
After a decade of its establishment, the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has enrolled the first batch of students for the MBBS course.
With the new development, expectations are high among people in the Karnali province regarding their access to health education and health care services.
The academy started to run the MBBS classes based on the decision of the Medical Education Commission made on June 12, allowing the Jumla-based institution to receive 20 MBBS students.
Fifteen students, who made through the Medical Education Commission’s integrated entrance examination, received admission from the academy on Sunday. All 15 students have received a full scholarship while five others would be admitted to the academy after paying fees.
The academy organised a welcome programme to receive the new students on Sunday.
Om Kumar Yadav, the first student to receive admission, said he was ‘highly elated’ to get admission to the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences. Likewise, another student Apekshya Parajuli said she has full confidence in the high-quality of teachers, laboratory and equipment.
The academy has already started the master’s in medicine (MD), bachelor’s in pharmacy (B Pharmacy), bachelor’s in nursing (BN) and some other courses from this academic year.
The academy is running a 300-bed hospital in Jumla for the studies of higher education in the medical field.