Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said country’s economy was improving and the government would come up with the master plan to uplift the economy.
At the 25th anniversary of Butwal-based Amda Nepal, Siddhartha Children and Women Hospital on Thursday, Prime Minister Dahal shared that there was much improvement in economic sector after his election to the post of premiership and the government has been using all its power to resolve pressure seen in country’s economy.
He claimed that the interest rate of banks and financial institutions is being reduced due to continuous efforts of the government, adding, “We have been making efforts to lower the interest rate to the single digit. The foreign exchange reserve has increased as well as remittance and revenue also gone up.”
Stating that activities are underway to revise monetary policy and financial sector, the Prime Minister urged industrialists and entrepreneurs not to get disappointed.
The government formed under his leadership has put social security programme in health service in top priority, he mentioned, adding the incumbent government was sensitive towards citizen’s rights to health.
PM Dahal shared the information that an arrangement of 2,800 beds has been made free to provide health services to poor, backward and helpless people.
Similarly, private and community hospitals are also asked to implement the arrangement of allocating 10 per cent free beds of the total beds of the hospital for treatment of poor, backward and helpless people.
He admired the contribution of Amda Nepal to the health of mothers and children. “The hospital has played an important role as it has been providing many facilities to children and women and quality treatment to even remote patients. I believe that the hospital as a charity hospital and a teaching institute will be very successful for the local people with low economic status.”
Also speaking at the event, former Chief Minister of Lumbini Province and leader of the CPN (UML) Parliamentary Party in the Province Assembly, Lila Giri, praised and called for the hospital to provide service impartially.
Speaker of Lumbini Province Assembly Tularam Gharti Magar lauded the hospital as being a model hospital for children and women in Lumbini Province. Saying that an institution like Amda Nepal is like his eldest son, Dr Shigeru Suganami, President of the Amda International, said they aimed to provide health services to conflict-ridden areas of the world with the manpower produced from the hospital after developing it as a medical college.