KATHMANDU: Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari paid surprise visits to some hospitals in the capital city Wednesday, in view of monitoring the efforts made by the hospitals to prevent outbreak of epidemics and health services being rendered to the April 25 quake injured.
He was accompanied by Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Shanta Bahadur Shrestha.
During the visits to the Patan Hospital, Civil Service Hospital and the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospitals, the Minister took note of the condition of the quake-hit patients being treated in these hospitals while also instructing the hospitals to render continuous health services to the patients.
Minister Adhikari shared that six different medical teams were kept on stand-by in Kathmandu along with a team comprising orthopedic surgeons at the Bir Hospital who could be mobilized anywhere anytime.
According a press statement issued by Dr Gunaraj Lohani, Spokesperson of MoHP, Minister Adhikari instructed the administrators of the hospitals to continue with the health services irrespective of the damages caused by the quake to the physical infrastructures of the hospital.
He told the concerned bodies to set up a temporary camp in case any health institutions have suffered damages.
Various international medical teams, mobilized by the MoHP, have so far provided medical services to 13,098 quake-victims, the press statement stated. RSS
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