KATHMANDU, May 3: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota on Sunday held consultations with the officials of the federal parliament regarding conducting House meetings by ensuring risk reduction in view of COVID-19.
According to the Speaker’s Secretariat, Sapkota held discussions with the medical teams, Acting General Secretary of Parliament Secretariat, Gopalnath Yogi and secretaries for the systematic management of the House meetings.
On the occasion, Sapkota directed the officials to make the best possible preparations.
The Federal Parliament Secretariat has said that the seating arrangement for the members of parliaments is being done as per the World Health Organization standards and the recommendations given by the Health Service Department.
Earlier, Senior Medical Superintendent of Health Service Department, Dr Amrit Pokhrel and two other doctors made an onsite visit of the Federal Parliament building on April 30.
The joint session of the Federal Parliament has been summoned for May 8. President Bidya Devi Bhandari summoned the session of both houses in accordance with Article 93 (1) of the constitution, the Federal Parliament Secretariat said.