KATHMANDU, July 19: House Speaker Onsari Gharti today termed it as unfortunate for the country and people that the political parties were divided on formation of the new government rather than focusing on implementing the constitution.
"The people want to see the parties united to implement the constitution, but they are divided over forming a government, it is not good that the parties who were united in establishing republican set up and making the new constitution are now divided," she said.
At an international seminar on vaccine organized by the Health Ministry, the House Speaker spoke of the division which emerged among the parties after registration of the no-confidence motion at the parliament and added it did not send a positive message.
She also drew the attention of the government on procuring enough vaccines for the children in time and making Nepal fully vaccinated.
Campaign for declaring country fully vaccinated
On the occasion, Minister for Health, Ram Janam Chaudhary said the Ministry lending top priority to the vaccination programme and that it will increase the types of vaccines. The government is working on a campaign for administering enough necessary vaccines to the children and declaring Nepal fully vaccinated.
President of the Women, Children, Senior Citizens and Social Welfare Committee under the Legislature-Parliament Ranju Kumari Jha said that in order to make vaccination programmes effective in the days to come, the Vaccination Act has been passed and that the process to create regulations for the Act has been in the final stage.
Likewise, newly appointed secretary of the Ministry Dr Senendra Upreti said that the Ministry prioritises the access to vaccination for potential children.
Child Health Division Chief Dr Rajendra Panta claimed that over 90 percent of children were within the reach of vaccination in Nepal.
Likewise, Nepal's representative for the World Health Organisation Dr Nehal Singh, Nepal's representative for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Tomoo Hozumi, representative for Rotary Club Jaya Shah, joint secretary of Finance Ministry Lok Darshan Regmi, representative for the World Bank Dr Manab Bhattarai and representative for the Sabin Vaccine Institute Dr Jon Andrus also shed light on the management of vaccination.
Vaccine experiences were shared at the three-day seminar attended by high level officials from legislation and health ministries of 22 countries including Nepal, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Magnolia.
Children up to 23 months of age are provided with various 11 types of vaccinations for free in Nepal with financial and technical support of various non-governmental and international non-governmental organisations. RSS