KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has unveiled the terms and conditions for the people to obtain free COVID-19 treatment services from the government.
Earlier, the government had made the decision not to bear the cost of COVID-19 treatments and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests of the general public.
According to a press statement issued by the health ministry, poor, disabled, helpless, elderly and those in the frontline can only seek free treatment from the government.
Besides, the government has made it mandatory for those seeking free treatment of COVID-19 to bear identity cards with them. Frontline workers, elderly, disabled and helpless people should possess identity cards or recommendation letters from concerned authorities to avail the free services.
The government will reimburse the treatment cost from insurance companies if the infected have been insured against the COVID-19.
The hospitals providing free service will have to keep record of documents provided by the patients.