Health Minister Basnet returns home

Published On: May 26, 2023 08:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 26: Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet has returned home after attending the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. He returned home on Friday morning.

In the course of participating in the Assembly, Minister Basnet met with the representatives of various friendly countries, donor agencies working in the health sector of Nepal, said Ram Chandra Dulal, the minister's press advisor.

He returned home before the conclusion of the assembly to be in time for the presentation by the government’s budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 in parliament on May 29. The assembly kicked off on May 21 and it will conclude on May 30.

A six-member delegation including Health Secretary Dr Bikash Devkota had accompanied Minister Basnet to Geneva.

Although the minister returned home on Friday, Dr Devkota is leading the Nepali delegation in the assembly in Geneva.

The World Health Assembly will determine WHO's policy, supervise the financial policy as well as review and endorse the proposed budget and programmes.


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