Province 1 government seeks permission to purchase vaccines

Kathmandu: The provincial government has seeked permission from the federal government to purchase vaccines against covid-19 infection. Minister for Social Development of Province 1 Usha Kala Rai has requested the federal government to give permission for the purchase of vaccines.

In a virtual meeting held by the Ministry of Health and Population, Minister Rai said that the process would be expedited immediately if permission is given to purchase a vaccine against corona.

Stating that the province government is trying to control the spread of corona infection in remote places of province 1, she said that the work has been delayed due to lack of vaccination.

She said that the province government is planning to bring health program focusing on the health treatment of poor citizens.

Minister for Health and Population Sher Bahadur Tamang, Social Development Ministers of all the seven provinces and secretaries of the ministries were present at the virtual meeting.