Kathmandu, May 14
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, has said that problems have surfaced in medicine and health equipment purchasing process due to complex procedures.
Speaking at a meeting of the Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Yadav stated that it was necessary to make arrangement for purchasing the medicines and medical appliances through a separate process rather than calling for tenders.
He said, “The trend of purchasing medicines and medical equipment through minimum bid amount has deprived the people from getting quality health service.”
Informing that a regulation was going to be formulated for the effective implementation of reproductive health and public health laws, the Health Minister said that the employee adjustment process had also affected the health sector.
He stressed the need of increasing budget to the health sector.
On the occasion, Coordinator of Health and Population Subcommittee, Khagaraj Adhikari, handed over the report to Committee President Jaypuri Gharti.
The report submitted by the Subcommittee has suggested that the government bring hospitals at all local units into operation immediately.
Published on May 14th, Tuesday, 2019 2:22 PM