Mahottari, February 9, 2018: With the slogan ‘Your Health Our Determination’, the government of Nepal in association with Bardibas municipality, has introduced a health insurance program on February,8 at Mahottari. Mahottari is among the 26th district to launch the health insurance program in the country.
In the inauguration ceremony, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, former Health Minister, mentioned that it was necessary to make the district hospital systematic and run the health insurance program. Furthermore, he added that most of the hospitals in Nepal have been lacking efficient human resources, manpower, and infrastructures.
Sharada Thapa and Bharat Prasad, provincial assembly members indicated that the health insurance program brought by the government would become a milestone for poor people if implemented as per the objectives.
Dr. Surendra Yadav, a member of House of Representative from Mahottari-4, opined that the health insurance program would not benefit the poor until the government health institutions of rural areas would be under the systematic pool.