Nepalese Health System Response to Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic
The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is a new highly infectious virus
affecting a large population across the globe. There is no specific
therapeutic drug available against COVID-19, hence the most affected
public health measures need to strictly be adhered to without delay. A
range of issues were reported to fight against COVID-19 in the current
health system of Nepal which should be addressed to strengthen the full
spectrum of the health system for its effective and sustainable response.
It is crucial to understand the current health system at the local, provincial
level and sincerely adhere the federal government policies and plan as per
the protocol for maintaining minimum infection prevention and control
measures with having preventive and safety measures to both service
providers and community people. To tackle those daily increasing number
of COVID-19 cases, it provides an opportunity for the three tires of
governments to reprioritize the health service in the national agenda for
the effective prevention and response it. Although national health policy
2019 clearly articulated the need for equitable access and quality of health
care services to all. Evidence shows that Nepal is in risk zone because of
comparably weak health system that should be aware of all three levels
of government in Nepal and strengthen and control the present threat
posed the daily increasing cases of pandemic.
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