WHO charting out action plan for health improvement in Karnali


August 11, 2021


WHO charting out action plan for health improvement in Karnali

Logo of World Health Organization.

KARNALI: The World Health Organization (WHO) has advanced a plan to improve the situation of people’s health in Karnali Province. To this effect, the global health body is charting out a plan of action.

At a press conference organized in Surkhet Birendranagar on Tuesday to inform the public about WHO’s ongoing works, WHO Nepal Chief Dr Rajesh Pandey said WHO was doing the special groundwork to improve the situation of public health in the province.

Noting that they would put interventions in line with the action plan of the province, he said they had come to Surkhet to take stock of vaccination, availability of health materials and appliances, and future strategies of the province as the province health is comparatively weaker than other provinces.

“The WHO has its belief that citizens belonging to all groups should be healthy. We are ready to join hands to provide quality health services to the people here”, Dr Pandey said, adding, “It would be easier for us to work only after we access data-based reports from federal and provincial governments mapping health status and possible areas for health service interventions”.

The WHO has been closely observing the health status of the people of Karnali province and will help improve the health situation of the province people in the coming days, he added.

As informed, the WHO had handed over 175 sets of oxygen concentrators to Karnali Province Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi on Monday. RSS