MAHOTTARI Feb 8: Health Insurance program has been introduced in Mahottari today. The government through Bardibas municipality has initiated the program in the district under the slogan 'Your Health Our Determination."
Inaugurating the program at Bardibas today, former Health Minister Girirajamani Pokharel said that it was necessary to make the District Hospital systematic to run the health insurance program.
He said there was no alternative to make the hospital systematic to give continuity to the health insurance programme run by local-level at a time when most of the hospital across the nation havenow been facing lack of human resources and physical infrastructures.
Pokharel, who is a resident of Bardibas municipality-3, inaugurated the program after being insured.
Similarly, a member of House of Representative from Mahottari-4, Dr Surendra Yadav, expressed the view that the health insurance program would not benefit the poor until the government health institutions of rural areas are made systematic.
Likewise, provincial assembly members Sharada Thapa and Bharat Prasad Sah said that the health insurance program brought by the government would become milestone for poor people if it is implemented as per the objectives.
Mahottari is the 26th district launching the health insurance program.