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Government to take action against hospitals demanding COVID-19 patients for oxygen cylinders


Nepalnews
2021 May 19, 15:42, Kathmandu
This image shows the building of the Ministry of Health and population in Kathmandu, in May 2017. Photo courtesy: Saif Ur Rab

The Ministry of Health and Population has decided to take action against health facilities found setting condition for receiving patients.

The Ministry has urged hospitals not to demand patients or visitors for oxygen cylinders of their own.

Some hospitals are found compelling patients to bring oxygen cylinders of their own in order to receive treatment, said Ministry Joint-Spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari. The Ministry claimed that it has ensured oxygen supply to hospitals as per the need being based on the data of patients and patients reaching hospitals are expected to get it if needed.

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