Finance Ministry gives permission for establishing basic hospitals at local level

Khabarhub

November 20, 2020

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Finance Ministry gives permission for establishing basic hospitals at local level

Building of Finance Ministry at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu. (File photo/Khabarhub)

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KATHMANDU: The federal government has ensured resources for the establishment of a total of 396 basic hospitals at the local level in the first phase.

Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel granted permission to the Ministry of Health and Population to move forward with infrastructure development worth Rs 57.97 billion in this regard.

The Finance Ministry has decided to grant permission to the Ministry to forward the contract process to construct five-to-15-bed basic hospitals to be completed within two years, said the Ministry’s Spokesperson Rameshwor Dangal.

The funds to be used in the construction would be included in the annual budget of the Health Ministry and the budget would be provided to the local level as a grant with the condition.

Earlier, the Finance Ministry has released Rs 6.12 billion to the local level for the construction of basic hospitals local level.

A meeting attended by Minister Poudel and Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal a month ago decided to lay the foundation stone for the construction of hospital buildings on November 30 under the program to ensure quality basic health service to citizens.

The policies and programs for the fiscal year, 2020/21 has mentioned the establishment of five-to-15-bed basic hospitals at all local levels of the country.

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