KATHMANDU – The Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee under the National Assembly (NA) has issued directives to the government to fully utilise the State resources in response to the earthquake that struck Jajarkot and Rukum West on Friday night.
It wants the government to spare no effort in ensuring prompt rescue and free treatment of the injured and the rehabilitation of those affected by the disaster.
A meeting of the Committee on Sunday instructed the government to implement a one door policy to respond the quake consequences, according to Committee secretary Dr Rojnath Pande.
Furthermore, the meeting has called upon both domestic and foreign donor agencies as well as the State bodies, institutions and the entire citizens to extend helping hand to those who are in need in the aftermath of the disaster, according to Committee Secretary Dr. Rojnath Pande.
The earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale at 11:47 pm on Friday, with its epicenter at Ramidanda of Barekot rural municipality in Jajarkot, resulted in significant casualties and property damage in these districts of the Karnali Province. So far 157 have been confirmed dead in the quake.