Government consultations on declaring public health disaster situation

4, Jun 2020 |

The Ministry of Health and Population has held consultations regarding declaring a 'public health disaster situation' after the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country


.The assistant spokesperson of Ministry of Health and Population Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari said discussions were held in this context at the Ministry on Wednesday. "The Ministry held discussions on the disaster situation after the increase in the number of coronavirus infection cases. However, the decision has yet to be certified," he said.

The number of COVID-19 cases has crossed 2,300 at present. The COVID-19 Pandemic Health Sector Emergency Plan has determined the epidemic level on the basis of the number of infected persons and the health situation as per the worldwide practice.

The plan states that the pandemic would be termed 'level 2' if the number of infected persons reached 2,000 to 5,000 and a 'public health disaster situation' could be announced in line with the Public Health Service Act, 2075 in such a condition.



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