Province 2 chief certifies Health Care Act

Published On: November 27, 2021 02:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The Health Care Act of Province 2 has been certified. The Act was certified by the chief of Province 2, Hari Shankar Mishra on Friday. The Act includes provisions for formation of a provincial health committee to make the health service of the province effective and to include the issues of public health in the policy and program of the provincial government.

The Provincial Health Committee will be chaired by the Minister of Social Development, the Secretary of the Ministry, one member each from the Health Directorate and Policy Commission, four members including at least two women nominated by the chairperson from the consumer protection and health sector experts and one member nominated by the chairperson from among the medical superintendents of hospitals in the province.

The Act stipulates that nurses should be provided for every community school for ensuring reproductive health services and other health-related services. Likewise, private schools are also required to have an ANM or staff nurse within one year of the enactment of the Health Services Act.

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