Bagmati Chief Minister Dormani Poudel today said all hospitals under the provincial government would establish oxygen plants as per their capacity. He said the process of installing oxygen plants had started.

Poudel said his government was working hard to mobilise health workers in isolation wards and coronavirus hospitals.

In a virtual discussion held on COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment today, CM Poudel directed the concerned agencies to allocate budget to the hospitals from other headings too.

He said the province government would provide fund for prevention, control and treatment of the COVID patients at any cost. "Since the entire world is battling against COVID, things other than COVID control and prevention are secondary," Poudel added.

Minister of Internal Affairs and Law Keshavraj Pandey, Social Development Minister Saraswoti Basnet, thirteen district coordination committee coordinators, among others, were present at the virtual interaction.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 17, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.