Kathmandu, Sept 13

The bill related to public health, which was endorsed by the Education and Health Committee of the Parliament, does not allow any person to undergo medical treatment in a foreign country at government’s expense.

However, the bill does not mention whether this provision applies to VIPs as well.

Lawmaker Krishna Bhakta Pokharel explained that VIPs could seek medical treatment in a foreign country at government’s expense if the government made such a recommendation.

The bill was tabled in the House of Representatives today by committee Chair Man Bahadur Biswakarma.

The committee also passed a clause, which allows a hospital in the centre to expand services to other parts of the country.