Flood, landslide victims to be administered COVID-19 vaccines

Published On: June 25, 2021 05:27 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has decided to administer vaccines against COVID-19 to the landslide and flood-affected people. 

Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Krishna Gopal Shrestha who has been assigned to oversee the Ministry of Health and Population as well committed to managing the vaccines to the affected people soon after bringing the vaccines from abroad. He made such a commitment while assuming his position at the ministry on Friday. 

The minister also shared that discussions are being held with various countries for procuring the vaccines. He said the COVID-19 pandemic could be contained through the coordinated efforts of the federal, provincial and local governments.

Shrestha said the government has also expedited necessary preparations against the third wave of COVID-19.  

On the occasion, the minister signed the agreement on principle of receiving Rs 330 million to be provided by the Banking Association to construct physical infrastructures in the health sector. 

On the occasion, secretary at the ministry, Laxman Aryal shared that the anti-COVID vaccines would be administered to 33 percent of the population by August. He added that the process was forwarded to purchase one million vaccines.

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