Review of Health Ministry’s programmes begins

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KATHMANDU — The annual review of programmes run by the Ministry of Health for the current fiscal year has started from today.

Participating in the review meeting are the chiefs of the public health offices of seven provinces, central hospitals, and donors providing economic and technical help in providing quality health service, and health workers. The review will continue for four days.

It will dwell on the availability of various 70 types of medicines provided by the government for free, and other programmes being run like reproductive health, the safe motherhood programme, immunisation, child health, and control of HIV\Aids, and on the reconstructions of the buildings of health institutions across the country damaged by the earthquake of April, 2015, a ministry official said.

Inaugurating the meeting, Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel shared that the Ministry was working to create mechanism in line with the new constitution to implement the health rights incorporated in the new constitution.

Minister Pokharel directed the healthcare providers to ensure that everyone receives healthcare services, especially in the flood-hit areas. He also instructed them to make sure that the health facilities do not run short of medicines and equipments.

Director General of Department of Health Service, Dr Rajendra Panta, said that the Department had paid attention to work in compliance with the pledge of the government to make healthcare services accessible to home. RSS