Background

Health is an essential and integral part for human life. Human health and health education are always kept in the priority presuming healthy citizens. As humans are directly related to health, it is natural for the public to get interested on its quality and relevance. Regarding the topic of citizen health and education, medical education will always come uniformly. The quality of medical education is capable for producing skilled medical practitioners which makes faith for the public for getting quality medical services.

Providing basic health service to all of its citizens bas been guaranteed as fundamental right in the Constitution of Nepal. Healthy citizens always play an important role in the development of the country's economic, social, political, cultural and cultural aspects. For this, it is always essential to develop medical education according to national needs. It is necessary to streamline quality and functional medical education and health services by making inclusive and equitability to ensure effective access to efficacious public health and geographical balance.

It is necessary to increase the quality of education and professionalism, and also apart from this, it is essential to extend the medical service by balancing geographical and social justice by regulating all the medical institutions. It has been practiced from the past that many efforts have been made to ensure medical education to ethnic, classical, regional, language, religious, gender and geographical inclusion to maintain the equality for students from remote and poor community. Despite this, to address the context of various distortions, discrimination and discrepancies in the field of medical education, as an important policy document of the Government of Nepal, the National Medical Education Act, 2075 seems to be in progress.

At various times, for the improvement on the medical sector; in order to address the demand, temporal need, based on the suggestion from reports and national requirement instructions on the ordinance was mentioned for the provision of medical education and Medical Education Commission was established on Kartik 24, 2074. With the active initiatives of the concerned stakeholders and the Government of Nepal, the federal government brought the replacement bill to make the medical education commission functionable. Medical Education Act 2075 was then passed by both the members of the federal parliament on Falgun 10, 2075. According to this Act, the main objective of the commission is to co-ordinate and cooperate with the international level bodies and ensure the integrity and inclusive medical education, coordinating and cooperating with the national level affiliated agencies by assuring the autonomy and independence of other affiliate bodies.