NC demands free testing and treatment of COVID-19

21 October 2020, Kathmandu

The major opposition Nepali Congress has said the government must not run away from the responsibility of testing and treating COVID-19.

The NC reminded constitutional and legal provisions and election manifestos.

Issuing a press release on Tuesday, the central organization department of the party further said the Constitution had provided the right to health as fundamental rights; Public Health Act mentions that people will have free treatment to a communicable disease, and the Supreme Court has asked the government to ensure citizen’s fundamental rights to health.

The department expressed concern over the government forcing citizens to conduct tests and treatment of COVID-19 on their own.

It is the government’s responsibility to save people’s life by arranging everything necessary like quarantine, isolation, ICU, ventilators, and medicine, the NC stressed.

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