Government’s main health policy focussed on building ‘healthy Nepal’

govt policy and programs 2020/21

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has stated that building a ‘healthy Nepal’ is its main health policy. President Bidya Devi Bhandari stated this while presenting the government’s policy and programmes for the fiscal year 2020/21 in the joint session of the Federal Parliament here on Friday.

The government’s policy and programmes states that a programme would be implemented to enhance the immunity power of the Nepalis by promoting nature-friendly salubrious lifestyle.
It is stated that preventive and curative methods would be adopted in the health service.

Stating that the government has provided basic health services with the construction of infrastructures at additional 2,626 local level wards where this service was not available.
The government’s policy and programmes states that the quality of the health institutions at the local levels would be improved in the coming fiscal year. It also states that hospitals with minimum five beds and maximum 15 beds would be set up or upgraded at every local level based on geography and population.

Similarly, it is stated that the primary emergency health service would be provided from central hospitals free of cost to the poor and underprivileged section of the population. Programmes for the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma, kidney problem, liver condition and uterus-related diseases would be made effective throughout the country. arrangements would also be made for examining the blood pressure, albumin and diabetes of citizens above 40 years old from the ward level service centres.RSS