The first cabinet meeting of the newly-formed Lumbini Province Government has decided to provide Rs 200,000 to kidney, cancer and heart patients.

Prior to this, such patients were receiving Rs 100,000 from the Province Government. Likewise, the council of ministers of the Lumbini Province decided to manage Covid-19 hotline to rescue the COVID-19 patients and ambulance.

The total cost of the management for such responsibilities would be covered by the Province Government.

The cabinet meeting also decided to ensure antigen tests by running health camps in the areas severely affected by coronavirus infection and make the treatment, rescue and vaccination system more effective.

As decided, Economic Affairs and Planning Minister Krishna Dhowj Khadka was named as the spokesperson of the Province Government while Amar Bahadur Dangi was appointed the chief advisor of Chief Minister Kul Bahadur KC.