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.