Govt to provide free treatment for earthquake survivors

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Jajarkot Hospital is full of earthquake survivors.

Kathmandu, November 5

An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers convened on Sunday morning has decided to provide free medical treatment in all hospitals for individuals injured in Friday night’s earthquake in Jajarkot and Rukum West.

Health and Population Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet informed journalists that the rescue operation for the earthquake survivors is nearly finished.

All hospitals, including those in Kathmandu, are on standby to provide necessary treatment. He said the government would cover the expenses for the treatment of those injured in the earthquake.

He also said that a decision has been made to proceed with post-earthquake relief and rehabilitation efforts, drawing from the lessons learned from the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

Additionally, further discussions will determine the specific areas where assistance will be sought from neighbouring and friendly countries.

Furthermore, the Prithvi Highway Bus Operating Company has started a free bus service for the residents of earthquake-affected regions in Jajarkot and Rukum West.

The company has introduced this free bus service to facilitate the return of people from the affected areas, who are currently residing in Kathmandu, to their homes.

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