COVID-19: Health workers to be housed in hotels

Published On: March 31, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Ministry of Health and Population is making preparations for housing the health workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients in well-equipped hotels.

Dr. Khem Karki, the Health expert of Health Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal shared that the incase of the COVID-19 taking epidemic proportion in the country, health personnel including doctors involved in the treatment would be housed in hotels near the hospitals or in other hospitals nearby.

They will be provided with good accommodation and food facilities during the stay. This is being done to ensure that the health personnel does not spread the infection to their immediate family members, said Dr. Karki.

A mapping of the possible hotels and hospitals is being carried out in the event of a break out of an epidemic of the Coronavirus in the country.

As a morale booster, the government has already announced free insurance and other allowances and incentives for the health workers who are in the frontline in the nation's fight against the deadly COVID-19.

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