The Bagmati state government is set to expand the Chief Minister People Health Examination Programme across the state. The programme was launched nine months ago with the aim of ensuring easy excess to health service to all people of the state.
Initially started from five hospitals in five districts of the state, the programme will be expanded to 15 hospitals of 13 districts from coming mid-March, said Minister for Social Development of the state, Yubaraj Dulal, adding that some hospitals however started it, and others would do so in some weeks.
Under this drive, 25,000 poor people of the state are expected to receive health service for free in next one year, and 75,000 people of the state get health check-ups for a minimum charge, he said.
Under this programme, the target group including senior citizens, Dalits, women, marginalised community and poor people will get free health checkups from 15 hospitals including Hetauda hospital where the programme takes place, and other citizens for a minimum charge.