Social Development Minister of Sudurpaschim Province Krishna Raj Subedi has said that the Provincial Government was continuing free of cost treatment services to the coronavirus patients.
Talking to RSS, he said that the patients are receiving testing and treatment services for free from the health institutions under the Provincial Government.
It is said that the Ministry of Health and Population has written to the line agencies and institutions to ensure free testing for those individuals who cannot pay for the health care. However, such a written circulation has created confusion regarding the testing and treatment of the coronavirus patients in the hospitals and labs.
Likewise, the Social Development Ministry of the Province has said that such a decision of the federal government in respect to testing and treatment of coronavirus patients was not brought into implementation.
“The federal government could have taken such a decision in the health agencies under its ambit. In province, all the activities relating to coronavirus testing are carried out as per the rule of the Province,” Minister Subedi said.
Source: National News Agency Nepal