WHO director-general Dr Tedros pays courtesy call on PM Deuba

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Kathmandu: The World Health Organization director-general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday. 

During the meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Prime Minister Deuba applauded the WHO’s role during the Covid-19 pandemic, and expressed gratitude to the WHO for its incredible support for Nepal to fight the battle against the pandemic by supplying Covid-19 vaccines.

The Prime Minister also urged director-general Dr Tedros for more WHO assistance in Nepal’s health sector.

Dr Tedros also expressed his happiness over the larger coverage of vaccines in Nepal. “Nepal’s contribution to its health sector was exemplary and praiseworthy,” he said during the meeting. 

Dr Tedros arrived in Nepal on Thursday on a three-day visit at the invitation of Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada.