COVID-19: Health workers to be housed in hotels
The Ministry of Health and Population is making preparations for housing health workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients in well-equipped hotels. In case COVID-19 takes epidemic proportions in the country, health personnel including doctors involved in the treatment would be housed in hotels near the hospitals or in other hospitals nearby.
"They will be provided with good accommodation and food facilities during the stay. This is being done to ensure that they do not spread the infection to their immediate family members," said Dr Karki. A mapping of the possible hotels and hospitals is being carried out in the event of a break out of an epidemic.
As a morale booster, the government has already announced free insurance and other allowances and incentives for health workers who are on the frontline in the nation's fight against the deadly COVID-19.