Sukraraj Tropical Hospital prepares for free emergency services from December 5

Published On: December 3, 2021 02:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, has decided to provide free emergency services starting from December 5, following the direction of Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada.

The ministry will be facilitating the hospital to deliver free emergency services.  Under the provision, any emergency patient will not be charged for all prescribed tests and required care, and medicines including tickets in the latest 24 hours. 

Similarly, Blood test, X-ray, ECG, ticket, and other medical tests and prescribed medicines within the 24 hours are free, according to the Secretariat of Minister Khatiwada.

The government aims to ensure free  basic medical care from all government health facilities in accordance with Article 35 (Right relating to Health) of the Constitution. It guarantees that every  citizen  shall  have  the  right  to  free  basic  health  services  from  the  state,  and  no  one  shall  be  deprived  of  emergency health services.  

Efforts are being made to implement the provision in other government hospitals as well. 


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