First decision of Deuba-led govt: Covid-19 vaccines to all citizens by mid-April

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Kathmandu: The new government has decided to vaccinate all eligible citizens by mid-April next year. One-third of them will be vaccinated by mid-October this year.

This was the first decision taken by the Council of Ministers meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Tuesday evening. The Cabinet met following the oath of office and secrecy by newly-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and four members of his Cabinet.

The Cabinet meeting also decided to make public all the expenditure made by the previous government in prevention, control, and treatment of Covid-19, said government Spokesperson and Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki.

Another decision was to release the due risk allowance that the frontline workers, including health workers, security persons, and sanitation workers are yet to receive.

The Cabinet designated Law Minister Karki as the Spokesperson of the Government.

Government sets its priorities

The new government has set various priorities for itself, starting with maintaining law and order followed by Covid-19 prevention, control and treatment, economic prosperity, and speedy economic revival. The Cabinet has also determined expediting development works and ensuring effective delivery of public services as its major duties.

Protecting the Constitution, consolidating the federal democratic republic, disaster management, as well as holding local elections shall be other major priorities of the new government.