The Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, expressed concerns on Monday about the potential difficulty in finding doctors and nurses in Nepal over the next five years.
Speaking at the 28th Anniversary of the Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Basnet highlighted existing policy shortcomings and acknowledged internal weaknesses that could contribute to a shortage of healthcare professionals.
Basnet emphasized the need for immediate attention to address these issues in order to boost the number of health professionals within the country. He noted that some health professionals are leaving Nepal in pursuit of better pay and improved educational opportunities for their children abroad.
During his address, the minister stressed the importance of creating health professionals in proportion to the country’s population growth. Basnet urged comprehensive reforms in policies to incentivize doctors and nurses to stay in Nepal and contribute to the nation’s healthcare system.