Bigunj, June 20
The government is planning to build 1200 hospitals around the country in the near future, says health minister Upendra Yadav.
Tjhe government is also planning to roll out a new health policy, said the minister at a programme in Birgunj on Tuesday. “The 1200 hospitals will be of different sizes,” said Yadav adding that the establishment of the facilities will be guided by the new policy.
Minister Yadav, who inspected Narayani Sub-regional hospital, told local officials that the facility will be develped into a leading health service provider in Province 2.
“Narayani hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Nepal. There was a time when the hospital was the best hospital in the region. But it could not move ahead with the times,” said the Minister.
Yadav said that his government will also upgrade the infrastructure of the hospital.