Patan Academy Health Sciences gets new VC

KATHMANDU: Senior surgeon at Patan Hospital Dr Jay Narayan Saha has been appointed the Vice-Chancellor at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) for four years.

Dr Saha was appointed on Monday to the post from among the candidates recommended by the recommendation panel led by Pro-Chancellor and Minister for Health and Population Rajendra Mahato.

The team comprised as members Secretary at Education Ministry Som Lal Subedi and Chairman of Nepal Medical Council Dr Damodar Gajurel. Saha was appointed Vice Chancellor as per Section 20 (3) of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences Act, according to a statement issued by Registrar Krishna Bhandari.

Earlier, the hospital’s doctors had staged a series of protests after a non-resident doctor Dr Sangita Bhandari was appointed the VC of the PAHS.

After the appointment of Saha, the previously agitated doctors have hailed the government’s decision.