Nepal government decides not to foot cost of COVID test, treatment

The Nepal government has decided not to bear test and treatment expenses of coronavirus patients. An individual will have to bear those costs from now onwards

Oct 19, 2020
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The Nepal government has decided not to bear test and treatment expenses of coronavirus patients. An individual will have to bear those costs from now onwards.

Speaking at a press briefing today Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, said the cost of the test and treatment for coronavirus should be borne by the individual himself/herself. The decision will be effective from today and will be applicable at all government and non-government hospitals and laboratories.

“The government however will bear the cost of those who are poor, helpless, single women, differently-able citizens, senior citizens, frontline health workers, sanitation staffers and security personnel.

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/govt-decides-not-to-foot-cost-of-covid-test-treatment/

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