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Govt hospitals providing 2,028 free beds to target groups


29 June 2023  

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KATHMANDU: A total of 2,028 free beds will be made available in government health facilities for indigent, helpless and neglected patients beginning today.

The Gangalal National Heart Centre will set aside 90 beds, Maternity Hospital Thapathali 450 beds, Kanti Child Hospital 60 beds and National Trauma Center 150 beds for the target groups, according to Minister for Health, Mohan Bahadur Basnet.

They have announced to provide 10 percent of beds to the target groups.

Prior to this, Bir, the country’s largest hospital announced to provide 700 beds free of charge and the Koshi Hospital in Morang decided to ensure 330 free beds.

Minister Basnet said some budget shall be managed through hospitals’ internal sources while the remaining shall be managed by the ministerial level to adjust to an additional economic burden due to the free services.

Describing ‘the right to health is the citizens’ constitutional right’, Minister Basnet stressed that all hospitals should follow the rule to provide 10 percent of beds free of charge to the needy.

Publish Date : 29 June 2023 06:37 AM

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