GANDAKI, March 18: Chief Minister (CM) of Gandaki Province, Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel has said the Gandaki Province government has prioritized ensuring accessible health care services for all communities.
Inaugurating a building of primary health care services in Galkot Municipality-5, Baglung, on Thursday, the Chief Minister pledged to ensure specialist health care services to the folk in the rural areas by deploying specialist health personnel after providing them with incentiveS. He, however, noted that human resource management was a key challenge.
On the occasion, he shared that the Gandaki Province Government has issued A health policy to strengthen the health care sector and was working in the social sector besides development of the physical infrastructure.
Expressing their views on the occasion, Province Assembly Member Piyari Thapa, Mayor of Galkot Municipality Bharat Sharma Gaire, Deputy Mayor Renu Kumari Kauchha Magar and others drew the attention of the CM for the sustainable and effective management of the health care there.
The hospital has 15 beds and was constructed at a cost of Rs 70 million. Currently, 14 officials including two medical officers are providing health care services to as many as 1,200 patients every month.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pokharel, who is also a Nepali Congress leader, has urged the party cadres to remain active to secure the party's strong position in the upcoming polls from local to federal elections.
Leader Pokharel said so while addressing the party cadres in different political events in Baglung on Thursday.