Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population has decided to manage Covid-19 vaccines for landslide and flood-affected people.
The Minister for Education, Science, and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha who is assigned to look after the portfolio of the Ministry of Health and Population as well, while assuming the post at the Ministry today, committed to managing the vaccines to the affected people soon after bringing the vaccines from abroad.
Minister Shrestha opined that joint efforts of all can defeat the pandemic. He said saving the lives of the people was the first priority of the government and that the rest of the sectors of the economy could be activated if the pandemic was brought under control.
The Minister also shared that discussions were being held with various countries for bringing the vaccines. He said the Covid-19 pandemic could be contained through the coordinated efforts of the federal, provincial, and local governments alone.
The Health and Population Minister said the government has started the preparations against the third wave of Covid-19 from now.
On the occasion, Minister signed on the agreement on principle of receiving Rs 330 million to be provided by the Banking Association to construct physical infrastructures in health sectors.