The Nepal health ministry sacked 35 doctors working in various government hospitals for procuring forged Intermediate certificates from Bihar.
Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police had earlier had submitted to Himalayan nation’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ its inquiry report against these doctors who had allegedly obtained MBBS degrees and managed to get important posts in government hospitals after procuring forged Intermediate certificates from Bihar.
All these doctors were arrested by the CIB after the Inter toppers scam surfaced in Bihar early this year.
The CIB is probing the certificates of 3000 doctors suspected to have managed government jobs on the basis of fake documents and has arrested more than 100 of them.
According to the CIB, 35 doctors were found to have produced fake certificates of the erstwhile Bihar Intermediate Education Council (BIEC), now merged with Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB). The inquiry revealed that the BIEC had no records of 14 doctors, while 16 were found to have increased their marks.
Another doctor, who has been dismissed, was found to be working without a licence from the Nepal Medical Council (NMC)--a government body that regulates doctors and medical education in the country.
The list of the sacked doctors, made public by the CIB, includes chief executive officer of Kantipur Dental College Dr Buddhi Man Shrestha.