COVID-19 patients to get free treatment in Sudur Paschim
October 22, 2020 08:30 PM NPT
DHANGADHI, Oct 22: Social Development Minister of Sudur Paschim Province, Krishna Raj Subedi has said that the provincial government would continue the free of cost treatment services to coronavirus patients.
He said that the patients are receiving testing and treatment services for free from the health institutions under the provincial government.
It is said that the Ministry of Health and Population has written to the line agencies and institutions to ensure free testing for those individuals who cannot pay for the health care. However, such a written circulation has created confusion regarding the testing and treatment of the coronavirus patients in the hospitals and labs.
Likewise, the Social Development Ministry of the province has said that such a decision of the federal government in respect to testing and treatment of coronavirus patients was not brought into implementation.
“The federal government could have taken such a decision in the health agencies under its ambit. In the province, all the activities relating to coronavirus testing are carried out as per the rules of the province,” Minister Subedi said.