Task force formed to rescue Nepali migrant workers in serious condition

Published On: July 22, 2022 06:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 22: A task force has been formed to enquire about the condition of Nepalis undergoing treatment at hospitals on being seriously injured or ill in the course of overseas employment.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, the three-member task force was formed through a minister-level decision with an objective of understanding the condition of Nepali migrant workers, who are in 'coma' and in serious conditions at the hospitals in foreign countries, and facilitating their rescue.

Chief of the Employment Management Division of the Ministry has been designated as the coordinator of the taskforce while Joint-Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Executive Director of the Foreign Employment Board are its members.

The task force would prepare integrated data of the Nepali migrant workers who are being treated in critical condition at hospitals in different countries, identifying the ways to send them home, rescuing them and making arrangements of effective treatment by bringing them home, according to the Ministry.

Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals of different countries. Twenty-five Nepalis are in coma in Saudi Arabia, it is learnt.





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