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Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC)

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Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) has been established to make more effective health services in Nepal, to mobilize the services of health professionals except the qualified doctors and nurses to be registered with the Medical Council in a managed and scientific manner and make provisions on the registration of their names according to their qualifications, according to “Nepal Health Professional Council Act 2053” by the Government of Nepal .

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Functions, duties and powers of Council According to the article 9 of the Act, the functions, duties and powers of the Council shall be as follows:

  • To make necessary policies for smoothly operating the health profession related activities.
  • To determine the curricula, terms of admission and policies on examination system of educational institutions imparting teaching and learning on health profession and evaluate and review the related matters.
  • To determine the qualifications of health professionals and to provide for the registration of the names of health professionals having required qualifications.

Recognized programme

Following educational programmes are recognized by NHPC;

  1. Public Health
  2. Health Education
  3. Medicine
  4. Medical Microbiology
  5. Diag. Health Lab
  6. Diag. Radiography
  7. Diag. Radiotherapy 
  8. Diag. Cytology
  9. Diag. Hematology
  10. Diag. Biochemistry
  11. Ayurved 
  12. Homeopathy
  13. Unani
  14. Pharmacy
  15. Acupuncture
  16. Physiotherapy
  17. Community based Rehabilitation
  18. Prosthetic & Arthritic
  19. Dental Assistant
  20. Naturopathy
  21. Yoga
  22. Ophthalmology 
  23. Operation Theatre and Allied Health Sciences
  24. Clinical psychology
  25. Speech and Hearing
Subject committees of the Council

For the registration of health professional, the council has 9 different subject committees:

  • Medical subject committee
  • Public Health subject committee
  • Radiology subject committee
  • Laboratory Medicine subject Committee
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation subject committee,
  • Ayurveda subject committee,
  • Dental subject committee
  • Optometry Science Subject committee
  • Miscellaneous subject (Homiyo, Yunani, Naturopathy etc.) committee
Registered professionals
1Public Health12704331  
2Health Education357716 
    3Primary Health Care 1  
4Medicine  1736360242
5Medical Microbiology145145  
13Nuclear Medicine 1  
14Ayurved  1811161
15Homeopathy 16047 
16Unani 21  
19Community Base Rehabilitation 1  
20Prostheses & Orthoses 12 1
21Dental Assistant  1414787
23Yoga39 1
25Operation Theater and Allied Health Sciences 1380 
26Clinical Psychology24   
27Speech and Hearing 12791 
28Forensic Medicine  3 
29Perfusion Technology38  
31 Cardiology 4  
32Renal Dialysis 4  
33Occupational Therapy 2  
34TCM AMT3   
Sub-total 2035110893060781088
Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) registered professionals (Source: NHPC Website)
Contact Address

977-1-4373118, 977-1-4375079
[email protected]
Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC), Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal

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