Upper House members seek budget for smooth operation of RAHS

Published On: May 8, 2019 05:04 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 8: The National Assembly (NA) members have demanded the government make sure the smooth operation of Rapti Academy of Health Sciences (RAHS) through the arrangements of budget and medical human resources required towards that end.

Speaking in a zero hour of the Upper House session today, Anita Devkota sought the allocation of budget required to improve the condition of RAHS which serves the people of Rukum, Rolpa, Salyan, and Dang districts among others. Lawmaker Komal Oli stressed that an atmosphere should be immediately built so that people could receive treatment from the KAHS.

 “The issues like scarcity of doctors and budgetary constraint have hit the health facility.” Kabita Bogati apprised the House that people’s activities in the Karnali state had got affected due to lack of employees, seeking that the matter should be addressed instantly while Khim Kumar Bishwakarma aired his opinion that the Home Ministry’s assurance regarding the issues of Dalits remained unfulfilled. He demanded the government establish a separate desk for dealing with the issues of Dalits in the District Police Office.

Chakra Prasad Snehi drew the attention of the government towards dissemination of indecent materials by the Phulchowki Media and thus causing negative impact on child psychology and demanded its scrap. Thagendra Prakash Puri sought the government action to control a mess and the matter of exorbitant fees in the education sector while Taradevi Bhatta sought to make public the causes behind arrears reported by the Office of Auditor General and its clearance.

 Three bills presented In the session, the “Federal, State and Local Level (Inter-Relations Management) Bill, 2075 BS” was presented before the session. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel presented the document on behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Similarly, the Minister presented the “bill to amend some laws related to education, 2075” before the meeting.

Likewise, Minister for Land Management, Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation, on behalf of Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, tabled the “Evidence (second amendment) Bill, 2075 BS”. The NA shall meet again at 1:00 pm on May 10. RSS


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