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Orientation on Minimum Service Standards at Ministry Level

01 Sep, 2019

Ministry of Health and population organized one day Kathmandu based orientation and handover program of Minimum Service Standard (MSS) to provincial level Ministry of Social Development on August 30, 2019. During the program. Ministers and Secretaries from Social development ministry, chief of health division of MoSD and Directors of provincial health directorate of all provinces were invited and participated in the program. Formal program was chaired  by Hon Deputy Prime Minister and  Minister of  MoHP Upendra Yadav and also there was the presence of  Hon. State Minister Dr. Surendra Kumar Yadav/MoHP, Hon. Minister Nardevi Pun Magar (Gandaki Province/MoSD), Hon.Minister Sudarshan Baral (Province 5/MoSD), Hon. Minister Yubraj Dulal (Province 3/MoSD) and Hon. Minister Nawal Kishor Sha (Province 2/MoSD), Secretary Dr Pushpa Chaudhary/ MoHP  as  special guest.

Mahendra Shrestha, Chief - Health coordination division of MOHP welcomed all delegates and shared objectives of the program. Similarly, Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh presented brief about concept of MSS, implementation modalities and emphasized that MSS is the guiding document to maintain structure of hospital in federal context.  Furthermore, presentation of Dr. Bikash Devkota , chief of  Policy , planning and Monitoring Division was focused on MSS and its importance for gap analysis, develop evidence-based work plan and establish framework for hospital management.

Ministers highly appreciated program and committed to support in continuous process of MSS in their respective provinces. They also emphasized the role of all level government towards its effective implementation as health sector is itself a sensitive issue. During the program they advised to minimize coordination gap and parallelly focus on access and quality of health service to achieve universal health coverage.

Before closing the program as a chief guest Hon Deputy Prime Minister/MoHP Mr Upendra Yadav, Hon State Minister MoHP and all province Ministers acknowledged Nick Simons Institute for its contribution towards Rural Health Care Service.

DPM & HM Upendra Yadav Inauguration Photo
Inaugurating the program by Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population Mr. Upendra Yadav.

Naradevi Pun
Addressing the program by Hon. Ministry of Social Development Ms. Naradevi Pun Magar (Gandaki Province).

Sudarshan Baram
Addressing the program by Hon. Ministry of Social Development Mr. Sudharsan Baram (Province 5).

Nawal Kishor Sah
Addressing the program by Hon. Ministry of Social Development Mr. Nawal Kishor Sah (Province 2).

Yubraj Dulal
Addressing the program by Hon. Ministry of Social Development Mr. Yubaraj Dulal (Province 5).

Group Picture
Group Photo at the end of the program.

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