Government plans to improve service delivery in hospitals

Kathmandu, December 29: The government is planning to bring about significant changes in the service delivery of state-run hospitals.

The Ministry of Health has prepared Specialist Health Services Extension Directive 2074 and sent it to the Cabinet for approval. The Cabinet is likely to approve the directive soon.

Specialists will be provided for maternity service, surgery, general practice, anaesthesia, paediatrics and orthopaedics at the government hospitals.

“We haven’t been able to provide health practitioners and doctors at various government hospitals. So as to provide quality health service to all citizens, we are planning to co-ordinate with other health service providers to fulfil demands of the medical practitioners in the country,” said Dr Bhola Ram Shrestha, chief of the Curative Service Division, MoH.