Health Care Act certified in Province 2


November 27, 2021


Health Care Act certified in Province 2

Office of Chief Minister and Council of Minister of Province 2. (File Photo)

DHANUSHA: The Health Care Act of Province 2 has been certified.

The Act was ratified by the Chief of Province 2, Hir Shankar Mishra on Friday.

The Act provides for the formation of a provincial health committee to make the health service of the province effective and to include the issues of public health in the policy and program.

The committee is chaired by the Minister of Social Development, the Secretary of the Ministry, one member each from the Health Directorate and Policy Commission, four members including at least two women nominated by the chairperson from the consumer protection and health sector experts, one member nominated by the chairperson from among the medical superintendents of hospitals in the province.

The Act stipulates that nurses should be provided for every community school for ensuring reproductive health services and other health related services.

Likewise, private schools are also required to have an ANM or staff nurse within one year of the enactment of the Health Services Act.