Kathmandu, October 28
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed concerned officials to ensure that all Nepalis, eligible for vaccination, will get Covid-19 vaccines by mid-April 2022.
Stating that the government has already set a target to vaccinate all by that point, he said there should not be any shortage of vaccines to achieve the target.
During a meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre at his residence in Baluwatar of Kathmandu on Thursday, Deuba said all the citizens would get the vaccines for free.
Maheshwar Neupane, a secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, says Deuba also directed officials to make the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination campaign more effective across the nation.
During the meeting, the Ministry of Health and Population submitted a report about the country’s vaccination status. According to the report, 34 per cent of the citizens have received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 22 per cent have received the second dose so far.