KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed that all Nepalis will get vaccines by the end of this year- 2021. “Nepali people should not worry about availability of vaccines against COVID-19 now,” he said.
Prime Minister Oli made the remarks while inaugurating a newly constructed surgical building of Bir Hospital, the oldest health facility of Nepal, in the capital on Sunday. “Vaccine is being brought. It comes regularly. Efforts are underway to make new agreements to ensure vaccines to maximum population in the country,” he reminded.
PM Oli further assured that government was devoted to saving people’s lives with the guarantee of vaccines. Although it was feared in the beginning that Nepalis would not get vaccines, Oli said that there was no need to worry about it now. “We are able to provide health safety to people with vaccines,” he said.
Prime Minister Oli reminded that the struggle against COVID-19 was continuing with the slogan- ‘Life First’. “Life is the first priority. It is the precious asset so its protection is major duty”, PM Oli said, while adding that Nepal was able to achieve success to control COVID-19 pandemic despite limited health services and resources.
Prime Minister Oli urged people to be aware of their health as it was rumoured that third and fourth waves of COVID-19 would afflict the populace again. While drawing attention of concerned bodies for slow mobilization and development of Bir Hospital due to various reasons, Prime Minister Oli directed the hospital administration to deliver effective service that is guided by human values and service.