December 19, 2017 03:53 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A task force formed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) has recommended scrapping the health policy of 2014.
Former health minister Gagan Thapa had formed a task force to formulate a policy incorporating the restructuring of the health system and policy as per the federal concept, but it could not complete its task. After Thapa, another former health minister, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, also formed a committee, which failed to do anything. Then incumbent Health Minister Deepak Bohora formed a 13-member high-level committee headed by himself.
The draft submitted to Health Minister Bohora on Monday proposes a new health policy in line with federalism, in order to ensure the fundamental right to health enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal. The draft proposes scrapping the health policy of 2014, according to MoH.
The 19-page preliminary draft encompasses a 24-point policy for restructuring the health sector.