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Quality health services priority: DPM Yadav


24 January 2019  

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Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav has asserted that his first priority was to provide quality health services to the people by ensuring reforms in the medical institutions under his Ministry.
At a press conference organized by the Ministry of Health and Population here today, DPM Yadav pledged that there would not be any shortage of human resources, equipments, physical infrastructures and medicines in the health facilities.
Responding to the journalists’ query on agitating Dr Govinda KC, DPM Yadav replied that he had also stressed on the implementation of the agreements reached between government and Dr KC and the vacant position in the health facilities and in the Ministry would be filled at the earliest.
On the occasion, Minister of State for Health and Population Dr Surendra Yadav shared that all 753 local units would have 14-bedded hospitals. Furthermore, he however said there was a crunch of adequate budget to ensure free basic health services as enshrined in the new constitution.
MoHP’s Secretary Dr Pushpa Chaudhary had a presentation on the outstanding achievements made by the Ministry after the new leadership assumed its role. It was shared that the National Health Policy-2071 was submitted to the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers for considering amendment to formulate an integrated act relating to the Health Science Academy.
Similarly, it was shared that Public Health Act 2075, Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act-2075 were already enforced while amendments were being considered for various 24 Acts related to health and medical sectors. Services in the newly built 300-bed building of Karnali Health Science Academy had already started and the health insurance programme was launched in 340 local units of 36 districts. Insurance Regulations was submitted at the Council of Ministers, it was shared. It was also shared that the Council of Ministers had already approved the proposal to build an ayurvedic hospital in each provinces.

Publish Date : 24 January 2019 13:03 PM

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