Govt decides to not foot value of COVID check, remedy

Govt decides not to foot cost of COVID test, treatment

KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 18

The federal government has determined to not bear check and remedy bills of coronavirus sufferers. A person should bear these prices from now onwards.

Talking at a press briefing right now Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson on the Ministry of Well being and Inhabitants, stated the price of the check and remedy for coronavirus must be borne by the person himself/herself. The choice can be efficient from right now and can be relevant in any respect authorities and non-government hospitals and laboratories.

“The federal government nonetheless will bear the price of those that are poor, helpless, single girls, differently-able residents, senior residents, frontline well being staff, sanitation staffers and safety personnel.

If they’ve insured themselves, the price of the remedy can be deducted from their insurance coverage quantity,” stated Gautam.

For the remaining, people themselves ought to bear the price of check and remedy of the coronavirus an infection.

The Supreme Court docket had ordered the federal government on October 1 to conduct polymerase chain response check of all individuals, who wished to bear the check freed from value. It had additionally noticed that COVID-19 was an infectious illness and as per authorized provisions, everyone had the appropriate to get free analysis and remedy for the illness.

The Supreme Court docket had additionally ordered that even those that have been getting examined as a requirement for visa also needs to not be charged. The decision was delivered by a division bench of justices Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Tanka Bahadur Moktan on October 1, in response to a writ petition filed by advocates Lokendra Oli and Keshar Jung KC.

“The choice taken by the federal government requiring a person to bear the check and remedy value of coronavirus is towards the Supreme Court docket’s order. The federal government has gone towards the order given by the courtroom. Such issues don’t occur in international locations the place there’s a rule of regulation,” stated advocate Lokendra Oli.

“The federal government should comply with the courtroom’s order. The federal government has gone towards the structure as our structure clearly explains that the order given by the Supreme Court docket should be adopted by everybody. We are going to now file a defamation case towards the federal government for not following the courtroom’s order,” stated Oli.

There’s a provision of 1 12 months jail and superb of Rs 10,000 for an individual who goes towards the Supreme Court docket’s order.


A model of this text seems in print on October 19, 2020 of The Himalayan Instances.


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