Govt instructs hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients without asking for deposits

Kathmandu / Nov 1: The government has instructed public hospitals to admit and treat COVID-19 patients without asking for deposits.

The Ministry of Health and Population has instructed all the government-owned hospitals across the country to treat COVID-19 patients without asking for deposits.

During a regular press briefing, health ministry’s Dr Jageshwar Gautam said that the ministry has also sought clarifications from the government-owned hospitals, which had asked for deposits from patients before admitting them. “The government treats those patients – who can’t afford hospital fees – for free,” said Dr Gautam.

Following the decision of the government not to bear the costs of COVID-19 treatment, hospitals had asked for deposits before admitting patients.

The government has decided to bear only the cost of treatment and PCR testing of frontline workers including differently-abled, single women, senior citizens, security personnel, and sanitization workers. They will also be tested only after showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Related News

Comments are closed

TOP NEWSview all

Kami Rita scales Everest 25 times; Tourism Ministry appeals not to disseminate fake information

Humla section of Karnali Corridor built in timeframe

Nepal’s Kushal Bhurtel nominated for ICC Men’s Player of the month award

Nepal climbs a notch up in T-20 ranking and ranked 13th

US pledges $8.5 million to Nepal to fight against COVID-19 pandemic




Positive Development Media Pvt. Ltd. / Regd. No: 232 / 073-74

Newbaneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal

4479401


Editor : Mr. Divesh J.B. Rana Chairperson : Mr. Kishore Thapa


Counter:
Web Counter