The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has organized a meeting at the commission with the secretary of Health ministry, directors of Health services department and other officials urging to ensure the right to health of the citizens.
The commission has organized a discussion program in presence of the officials on the problems seen in health sectors based on the monitoring in more than 40 districts in the past according to the commission’s secretary Bed Prasad Bhattarai.
In the program, the discussion was held regarding the problems seen in the health sectors such as shortages in medicine, lack of health personnel, and physical infrastructure of the hospital, hygiene and lack of clean drinking water.
The commission’s monitoring in more than 40 districts had found various problems in the district hospital. The monitoring had found shortages in free medicine provided by the government, lack of essential medicines such as Citamol and Jeevan Jal, minimum management of lab in the hospital, shortages in health officials etc. The commission while releasing a press statement on December 13 had urged the government to ensure the right to health of its citizens.
Speaking at the program Dr Senendra Raj Upreti secretary of Health Ministry has committed to initiate facts received from the monitoring by the commission according to Bhattarai.