KATHMANDU, May 29: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara announced to upgrade the Bir Hospital to the high-tech international-level hospital.
Similarly, while presenting the budget, he said the government would complete the reconstruction of the earthquake hit health institutions within two years.
The government has estimated a cost of total Rs 17 billion to build badly-hit 2,000 health institutions and procure equipment.
Unveiling the budget for the fiscal year 2017/018 in the Legislature-Parliament on Monday, Minister Mahara pledged to handover the responsibility to the local levels to operate the health institutions.
The budget has announced to manage the salaries of the health institutions from the local levels and while the maternal service, immunization, golden 1000 days, family health, tuberculosis, malaria control and Ayurved health services would also be handed over to the local level.
The health programmes handed over to the local level would be monitored and supervised from the District Public Health Offices, while the Health Insurance Programme expanded in all districts, according to the Finance Minister.
Likewise, the budget has announced to establish the Ayurvedic University and the Drug Management Act would be revised to compulsorily operate the pharmacy services in all hospitals. RSS