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Different practice being made in medical sector: DPM Yadav


Jul 16, 2018

Kathmandu, July 16 (RSS): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav has said that anomalies have been taking place in the health sector after politicians started operating hospitals.
In his address at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s (TUTH) 36th anniversary and inauguration of a well-equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for kidney transplant at Kathmandu today, DPM Yadav asserted, “An unpleasant situation has surfaced and vices and anomalies are making their way to the medical sector in the country since the politicians started investing in the Hospitals.”
Yadav pledged his Ministry’s support to the TUTH to develop this Hospital as an exemplary one by expanding its services and upgrading it.
Also, speaking on the occasion, Nepali Congress leader and former Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa opined that a dedicated team of staffs was a prerequisite for scaling up the Hospital .
According to him, the budget allocated to the Hospital by the Health Minister was not appropriately utilized as the Hospital could not take initiatives for the same.
He was of the view that the government should pay attention towards qualitative growth of health services and healthcare facilities rather than quantative growth of the medical colleges.
Likewise, TUTH Executive Director Dr Deepak Prakash Mahara shared that the Hospital kidney preparation for transplant services was in last phase in the Hospital after three-years of efforts.
The erstwhile government with leader Thapa as Health Minister had allocated Rs 110 million to the TUTH to construct physical infrastructure for kidney transplant among which Rs 80 million was spent for the construction of the ICU and arrangement of the equipments.
Kidney transplant surgeon Dr Ramesh Singh Bhandari shared that kidney transplant service would begin within a couple of month.. According to him, they are waiting for license to operate kidney transplant services.
According to the doctors, on average more than 400 people have been receiving kidney transplant services annually.

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