Shukraraj Tropical Hospital to provide free emergency services from Dec 5

KATHMANDU: The Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku has decided to provide free emergency services from December 5.

The hospital has decided to provide free services at the direction of Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada.

It is said the government aims to ensure free  basic medical care from all government health facilities in accordance with the Article 35 ( Right relating to Health) of the Constitution which 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 and the  campaign was launched from Teku.

The Ministry will be facilitating the Hospital to deliver free emergency service.  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.

Blood test, X-ray, ECG, ticket, and other medical tests and prescribed medicines within the 24 hours are free, the Secretariat of Minister Khatiwada informed.

It is said efforts are on to implement the provision in other government hospitals as well. RSS

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