What Health Ministry is doing to contain coronavirus

- Prakash Silwal and Sharad Sharma

            Kathmandu, June 20 (RSS): A number of questions have been raised over the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Health and Population to contain the pandemic coronavirus. Such concerns are common at a time when the powerful nations are also failing behind in their steps to prevent and control the coronavirus.

            Interacting with the journalists at the Ministry on Saturday in the presence of secretary and departmental chiefs, Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal shared his plans to expand the coronavirus testing scope in the country.

            “We are expanding our capacity to test at least 10,000 individuals every day within June 29. We are also issuing guidelines from the council of ministers for home isolation with the consultation of the experts as the number of coronavirus infected is on the rise,” Dhakal added.

            He also shared that the government was working in a coordinated fashion to win the battle against the pandemic virus.   

            Responding to a query, Minister Dhakal said that there was no irregularity in the procurement of health materials as the concerned bodies bought the health supplies with due process.

            He reiterated that he was for fair practice in politics and those alleging Minister Dhakal of his involvement in the irregularity would have to remorse in the future.