Gagan Thapa announces new health campaign on New Year eve

KATHMANDU:  The Ministry of Health is launching the 'My Year 2074: Healthy Myself, Healthy Nation' campaign to make citizens aware about health and to create a healthy nation.

The one-year campaign would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Kathmandu on Friday, the first day of the New Year according to the Bikram Sambat calendar, informed Health Minister Gagan Thapa during a press meet in Kathmandu today.

According to the Minister, every citizen would be encouraged to make five commitments - to abstain from tobacco and alcohol, to do regular exercise, to have regular nutritious diet, to do regular health check-up, to be aware about health of self and family - for a healthy lifestyle.

As it is duty of the nation to keep its citizens healthy, the government would strive for the same, Thapa said revealing the plan today.

The Ministry has appealed to the citizens to extend support from their sides by fulfilling their duty.

The Ministry would cooperate with public and private health institutions and other stakeholders and launch various awareness programmes during the campaign.