KATHMANDU, March 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said the incumbent government is focused on controlling corruption.
"I will not indulge in such illegal activity nor do I endure it. I will make the country free from corruption in my tenure as PM," he said while inaugurating a medical building for Bir Hospital. The journey to economic prosperity has started, he said while heavily coming down on failure to complete a project on time and compromising quality construction work.
"I have heard that a bridge is inaugurated 11 times. Action will be taken against failure to complete a project on time. Monitoring will be carried out against monitoring," he said.
He also urged doctors and health workers to be serious about their work, referring to various reports of doctors' "negligence" in treating patients, which in some cases leads to death, insisting on the need of development and expansion of technical education.
The nine-storey surgical building will have well-equipped 15 operating theaters, post operative wards, and a 40-bed surgical intensive care unit. The project that costs estimated Rs 3.85 billion funded by the government is targeted to be complete by 2077 B.S.
Also on the occasion, Vice Chancellor of the National Institution of General Medical Sciences Prof Dr Ganesh Man Gurung informed that the hospital will increase to 1,500 beds from present 450.
The master plan for the project has come into effect, he said, adding that under the plan, construction of a 100-bed medical building has also started. The project is funded by the Japanese government.