KATHMANDU : Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal has appealed to all Nepalis celebrating Dashain to maintain safety from the coronavirus.
Giving a message of best wishes on the occasion of the Dashain today, Minister Dhakal reminded the adverse situation created by COVID-19. “The pandemic has forced us to observe Dashain staying indoors,” he said, requesting everyone to use a mask, maintain physical distance and wash hands with soap from time to time or use sanitizer.
The Minister also shared that the government has launched efforts to ensure healthy citizens for the realization of ‘prosperous Nepal: happy Nepali’. He also thanked all who maintained health standard set by the government. The Health Ministry, he said, is always committed to protecting the lives of its citizens.
“The Ministry is aware that the right to health is mentioned as a citizen’s fundamental right in the constitution, which the government fully adheres to,” he reiterated, adding that the Ministry has made every arrangement for coronavirus, treatment, medication and availability of medical resources including doctors and equipment.