30 Oct-Kathmandu: In view of the November 19 Constituent Assembly elections, the Ministry of Health and Population has directed all health institutions to keep the emergency teams of health workers on standby.


Releasing a press statement on Tuesday, Ministry Secretary Dr Prabin Mishra directed the health institutions to be ready round the clock with necessary medicine and medical tools.


As per the direction, the regional directors of the health institutions have been asked to monitor the condition of vehicles as ambulances, and communication sets. The regional health directors are also urged to study the condition of health institutions in the districts by coordinating with the concerned chief district officers and inform the Ministry in case of assistance and support. No employee would be granted leave during the elections, the release stated.


Moreover, the Ministry has requested one and all to immediately dial 014269735 and 9841337140 of the Ministry or 014260068 of Department of Health and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division for any thing related to health during the elections.RSS