Nepal | September 28, 2020

Ensure every person’s right to health: NHRC

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, April 5

The National Human Rights Commission has urged the government to ensure every person’s right to health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the NHRC, patients of kidney diseases, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV- AIDS, diabetes, high blood pressure and mental diseases have been deprived of proper treatment and are facing shortage of medicines as per the complaints received by the NHRC’s monitoring team.

The NHRC said its attention was also drawn to the recent reports that a woman lost her life due to lack of timely treatment at Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital, Kathmandu-based hospitals like Summit, Civil and Norvic closing their OPD services and sending back patients, people not being able to avail ambulance services and house-owners forcing health workers to leave rented rooms.

The HNRC said it wanted to be convinced about the security of all health workers, availability of personal protective equipment and other safety equipment for health workers, ambulance drivers and security personnel so that they could deliver their services effectively.

“The commission appeals to the Government of Nepal to ensure people’s right to enjoy all kinds of health services, including essential health services as ensured by the Article 35 of the Constitution of Nepal; Section 2 (1), 3 (1), 4 of the Public Health Service Act 2018, Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966, to which Nepal is a state party,” the NHRC said in a statement issued today.

“Thus, in this complex situation, the commission makes special request to the Government of Nepal, all health workers and health institutions to ensure every person’s right to health and management of health treatment for all patients suffering from serious kinds of diseases.”

A version of this article appears in e-paper on April 06, 2020 of the Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

17 supporters of Dr KC arrested from Maitighar

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 26 Police have arrested 17 peaceful demonstrators, who had gathered at Maitighar Mandala today. They were there to express solidarity with senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 19th hunger strike for the last 13 days. Supporters of Dr KC were w Read More...

Nepse index witnesses marginal correction

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 26 The four weeks of bull run came to a halt in trading period between September 20 and 24, with Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropping by 0.69 per cent or 10.92 points. “A correction was overdue as the stocks had become overheated,” explained a stockbroker, seeki Read More...

Yet another Covid-19 related fatality recorded in Banke

RANJHA: A 47-year-old person from Bankegaun of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke district has died of coronavirus this morning. With this latest fatality, COVID-19 casualty in the district has reached 13. The man died in course of treatment at Nepalgunj Teaching Hospital in Nepalgunj, i Read More...

Queen Elizabeth to honour UK health workers during the pandemic

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will recognise the work of hundreds of doctors, nurses, fundraisers and volunteers during the COVID pandemic when the her annual birthday honours list is published next month. The list, which was due to be published in June, was postponed in order to add nominati Read More...

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

CAPE CANAVERAL: Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three times more radiation than astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a health hazard that will require thick-walled shelters for protection, scientists reported Friday. China's lander on the far side of the moon is Read More...

James, Lakers beat Nuggets in Game 5 to reach NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA: LeBron James wore out the path to the NBA Finals in the Eastern Conference, making annual trips out of Miami and Cleveland. Now he's the best in the West. And for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason t Read More...

Alps surprised by early snowfall, Swiss town sees new record

BERLIN: Parts of Switzerland, Austria and Germany were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation. The Swiss meteorological agency said Saturday that the town of Montana, in the southern canton (state) of Valais, experienced 25 c Read More...

Indian Premier League, IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders, Shubman Gill

Morgan lauds Gill for batting masterclass against Hyderabad

England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan hailed rising India batsman Shubman Gill after the young opener's unbeaten 70 helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday for their first win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Kolkata, beaten by defending champions Mumba Read More...