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UML submits COVID memorandum to PM


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 15, 14:32, Kathmandu

The main opposition party, the CPN-UML, pointed out that the government has 11 weaknesses in the prevention, control, and treatment of the COVID pandemic.

In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba by UML Vice-Chairman Subash Chandra Newman, Secretary and Ministry of Health and Population Chief Yogesh Bhattarai on the growing COVID cases.

According to the Party, the vaccination campaign has not been carried out as per the commitment made by the Prime Minister.

Similarly, UML has stated that there is no provision of safety protocols in municipalities, no PCR tests and contact tracing, a holding center at the Nepal-India border and international airport, no concrete initiative for nationwide availability of medicines, equipment, vaccines, and even manpower.

The government has also drawn 22 points in the letter. The UML has suggested that public awareness campaigns should be conducted to implement the public health standards, increase the number of vaccination centers and provide immediate immunization to the citizens of all age groups, mobilize additional health manpower and arrange incentive packages for them.


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