The government has increased the budget for the health sector this year.

Unveiling the budget for fiscal year 2021/22 today, Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel informed that the budget has been increased in the health sector this year as compared to the last fiscal

Over Rs 122 billion has been allocated to the health sector, he revealed.

The Finance Minister added that the current budget was focused on addressing the coronavirus pandemic and the government would do everything in its capacity to tackle the crisis

Rs 26.75 billion has been allocated for the procurement of anti-COVID-19 vaccines which will ensure that all Nepali citizens are fully covered. Finance Minister Poudel added that Rs 37.57 billion was earmarked to curb the pandemic while Rs 5.60 billion has been allocated to purchase medicines and equipment corresponding to the same.