HoR passes two bills

KATHMADNU : A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today endorsed two bills that were originated in the National Assembly. They are the bill to amend Drug Act and the bill to amend the Security of the Health Workers and Health Organisations Act.

Minister for Health and Population Bhawani Prasad Khapung presented the ‘Drug (third amendment) Bill, 2079 BS’ before the House seeking to endorse it which was accepted by the majority. Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, Pushpa Gautam Bhusal and Bimala BK were among those taking part in the deliberations in regard with the bill.

Similarly, the Bill to amend the second Act presented by the Minister for a decision was endorsed by the meeting unanimously. Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel, Dibyamani Bhandari, Narayan Prasad Khatiwada, Pushpa Bhusal Gautam and Ghanashyam Khatiwada were among those taking part in the discussions over the bill.

In his response to voices raised during the both deliberations, Minister Khapung urged lawmaker who registered amendment proposals over both bills to withdraw documents bearing in mind the time limit to pass them and get them certified by the President. Prior to this, Prem Suwal had presented amendment proposals and they were refused by the majority of lawmakers.

Besides, session agreed to send the Yogamaya Ayurved University Bill, 2076 BS’ to a respective committee for clause-wise deliberations. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Debendra Paudel tabled the bill in the meeting. The lower house shall meet again at 3:00 pm on July 14. RSS

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