Rajbiraj, October 31

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population Upendra Yadav today said some regressive forces had started hatching a plot to finish off federal system in the country.

Speaking at a programme organised to exchange greetings on the occasion of Chhath festival in Rajbiraj, Minister Yadav stressed the need for unity between forces advocating federalism.

Yadav made it clear that his party, Samajwadi Party-Nepal had exerted pressure on the incumbent government to amend the constitution. He urged the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to immediately address the demands raised by Madhesi parties and other disgruntled groups.

Yadav said the government had no option but to implement the agreements and understanding reached with Madhesi parties in the past. He also said his ministry was working to introduce a new health act to establish one medical college in each province, establish a hospital in each of the municipalities and rural municipalities and health post in each and every ward, nationwide.

Yadav informed that government projects, including Rajaram Prasad Singh Health Academy in Saptari, a cancer hospital and a hospital with special facilities in Siraha were in the process of implementation.

Yadav said work was underway to transform Janakpur Zonal Hospital into Provincial Hospital and upgrade Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj, into a 420-bed hospital.