High-level committee formed to improve and restructure health sector

Published On: November 4, 2016 09:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

REPUBLICA, Nov 4: Ministry of Health has formed a high-level health policy and restructuring coordination committee to improve and restructure the health sector as the country embraces federal structure.

The committee headed by Health Minister Gagan Thapa consists of experts of various areas including health, federalism, law and restructuring.

The members of the committee include former health secretary Dr Prabin Mishra, cardiologist Dr Bagawan Koirala, former director general duo of Department of Health Service Dr Laxmi Raj Pathak and Dr Yashobardhan Pradhan.

Likewise, the committee also includes public health expert Dr Rita Thapa, former vice chancellor of Patan Health Science Academy Dr Arjun Karki, senior surgeon Dr Saroj Dhital, Aayurved expert Dr Chandra Raj Sapkota, tax expert Dr Rup Khadka, legal expert Dr Ramesh Badal and restructuring expert Trilochan Pokharel.

The committee is entrusted with the responsibility to prepare appropriate framework for restructuring the Health Ministry, formulate appropriate health policy, and prepare plans in line with the federal structure.

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