VP Pun urges govt. to help cold wave affected people
January 7, 2018 05:32 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has urged the government to help the people affected by the cold wave in Tarai.
Saying people of Tarai area are facing problems due to the cold wave, Vice-President Pun asked the government to help the victims by sending health workers immediately. At a programme organised by Kathmandu Metropolitan City here today, he said that providing quality service to the people was the responsibility of the government.
The Vice-President said that although the constitution has guaranteed the right to easy and smooth service to all citizens, it has not been implemented yet.
"Most of the people have been suffering from diseases due to lack of awareness. So it is necessary to create awareness among them by reaching their door steps," he said.
Vice-President Pun said that although the government's goal of making the country fully immunized by 2017 was not fulfilled, the child mortality rate has decreased in recent period.
Similarly, Health Minister Deepak Bohara said that getting immunization service was rights of all children.
KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said that we all should be aware to receive 16 vaccines against 11 diseases which are provided for free by the government.
On the occasion, 500 health volunteers of 32 wards of KMC and 150 health workers were honoured. RSS