Binay Kandel has recently been appointed as the deputy chief
I am the
I hold a postgraduate
Why was this role created?
What are the key responsibilities of this role?
outpatient physiotherapy department and referral from inpatient wards, including intensive care unit policy making for quality physiotherapy service within the department
- provide inputs to the nationwide programme
- participate in programmes initiated by the government of Nepal
data recording and reporting to assist the health information management system.
- human resource management, conflict management, conduct meetings, to attend programmes as required
Academic programmes and research:
- supervise students during internship, take lead in administrative and technical aspect of academic programme initiated by the academy and execute research.
What are you most excited about in this new role?
What differences do you think you will be able to make in this role?
What are the key challenges for physiotherapists in Nepal?
A compulsion to go abroad to pursue higher education (Masters and Phd) for physiotherapy subjects Lack of recognition of specialty-based physiotherapy practice among the medical board/ administrative staffs and general population Lack of consensus on evidence based quality practice among physiotherapists in Nepal Low pay scale, limited job possibility and peoplepower in rural and community level, lack of awareness among the local authorities about scope of physiotherapy practice No provision of rehabilitation units, patient admission for rehabilitation in government led programmes
What support have you had from
How could World
I am looking forward to developing support and activities with the Asia Western Pacific region in a number of ways:
liaison with the government of Nepal to establish rehabilitation and physiotherapy as an essential pillar of health care implementation of evidence based physiotherapy services by developing continuous professional development (CPD) programmes and workshops for physiotherapists in Nepal providing experts to guide and support physiotherapy education and training programmes in Nepal providing opportunities for physiotherapists from low income countries/territories to take part in international physiotherapy eventsidentifying and connecting with mentors.