‘Provision to run medical health insurance program through private firm must be removed immediately’ – myRepublica

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KATHMANDU, June 12: Shakti Bahadur Basnet, who’s a Member of Parliament (MP) and likewise a former minister of the ruling CPN (Maoist Center), has demanded the federal government immediately remove the supply of running medical health insurance programs through private firms.

MP Basnet said that the federal government has mentioned within the budget for the approaching fiscal yr that a medical health insurance program shall be run through a non-public company contrary to the spirit of the Health Insurance Act and demanded the federal government rectify it immediately.

Participating within the discussion on various topics under the Appropriation Bill 2079 within the House of Representatives meeting on Sunday, he also warned the federal government to not link the medical health insurance program to basic health services.

Similarly, MP Basnet also complained that the residents haven’t been in a position to get health care regardless that basic health care has been provided as a fundamental right within the structure.

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