KATHMANDU: The panel that was formed by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to address a charter of demand put forth by the agitating members of the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) submitted its report today.
Bhabindra Karki, press advisor to the Health Minister informed that the recommendations forwarded by the sub-committee are 'positive' and had tried to address the demands of NMA. "The recommendations are going to be forwarded to the Cabinet for their approval within a week," added Karki.
Talking to The Himalayan Times, Karki informed that the sub-committee, headed by the secretary, MoHP, agreed in principle to waive five per cent service charge on private hospitals and clinics. The decision is likely to be implemented from the next fiscal.
The sub-committee included the representatives from the Ministry of General Administration, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and MoHP.
"The ministry is positive about increasing the incentives and providing quality education and services," said Karki, adding that the ministry is also considering providing security to health personnel.