Health insurance-related bill soon: Minister Thapa

Posted on: September 22, 2016 | views: 294

Health Minister Gagan Thapa has said the government is expected to present a bill relating to health insurance at the parliament within the next two months.

Speaking at the foundation-stone laying ceremony in Chitwan today today, the Health Minister said the government is planning to come up with a health insurance policy for citizens with a view to ensuring their access to health facilities.

The government will finance the extremely poor community who are unable to pay health insurance amount and guarantee their access to health services, he added.

Nepal's constitution has guaranteed citizens' rights to getting quality health services and every patient either from a poor family or well-off must be provided with well medical treatment, the Health Minister stressed.