KATHMANDU, July 14
The government has announced to gradually implement ‘One Village, One Doctor’ programme to ensure at least one doctor in every health facility to provide basic health facilities to all Nepali citizens.
In the annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16, Minister for Finance Ram Sharan Mahat said, “The government will develop infrastructure with necessary equipment of all hospitals and health posts with and necessary health workers.”
The government has allocated Rs 270 million to establish 15-bed hospital in each of the newly declared municipalities. “To conduct classes for MD, MS and other post-graduate level studies in government health institutions, Rs 270 million has been allocated,” said Mahat.
Other programmes in the health sector include satellite hospital service in the city, restructuring of the Department of Drug Administration, monitoring of services and equipment used by private and government hospitals, immunisation service to 100 per cent children in the country to declare Nepal as the country with complete immunisation service by 2017 and others.
Mahat also announced establishment of Madan Bhandari Trauma Centre in Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan, and Hari Khadka Truma Centre in Dhaulagiri Zonal Hospital, Baglung.
Mahat also announced that the government will upgrade Bheri Zonal Hospital to make it well-equipped.
Production of anti-venom vaccine will also be started, said Minister Mahat.
A version of this article appears in print on July 15, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.