Health Minister Yadav bats for depoliticising health sector

Health Minister Yadav bats for depoliticising health sector

Chitwan, March 2: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, has said health sector has been affected by political inference.
In his address to an interaction programme here today, he said politics has plagued the health sector. He strongly voiced for depoliticising the health sector to save its image.
He insisted on the need and support from all quarters to run the health sector as a service sector. The government is committed to improving the service and quality of government hospitals with the expansion of special health facilities in all provinces as 90 percent Nepali citizen still receive services from government hospitals.
“The government wishes to expand people’s access to quality health services across the country and plans to develop Chitwan as the largest medical hub in the country,” he said, highlighting the need of friendship and cooperation between the Bharatpur Hospital and BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital for the same.
Hospital chair Khem Bhandari and medical superintendent Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel apprised the line minister of problems facing the hospital. The hospital established as a 150-bed facility has now 450 beds. It had recently got permission to add 50 more beds.
Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s leader Yam Bahadur Pariyar, Nepali Congress Chitwan president Jeet Narayan Shrestha and Federal Socialist Forum Chitwan president Prem Bhujal announced their support from both the party and individual level to further promote the Bharatpur Hospital.