KATHMANDU, Sept 23: As Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav is representing Nepal at a two-day UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in New York beginning Sunday. It has been learnt that billions of rupees meant for health insurance in Nepal goes unspent every year and the much-hyped health insurance initiative is already in crisis due to the lack of efficient delivery, outreach capacity, and alarming dropout rates.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: A multi-billion rupee micro-enterprise project for eradicating poverty through micro-entrepreneurship and employment generation was established in 1998. The program is now mired in political mess and woefully inept record-keeping. Data on the entrepreneurs has not been updated for several years.