WHO Director-General appreciates Nepal government's drive against Covid-19

Visiting Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (left), pays courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at latter’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Friday, April 22, 2022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Visiting Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has appreciated Nepal government’s national campaign against Covid-19.

He praised Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for such effective work that most of the eligible people were vaccinated against Covid-19 with smooth management.

During the courtesy call he paid on PM Deuba today, Dr Tedros viewed Nepal government’s strategy for control and prevention of Covid-19 as effective, according to PM’s press coordinator, Govinda Pariyar.

On the occasion, Dr Tedros also extended thanks to Nepal government for launching the vaccination against typhoid among children — the first in South Asia. Another compliment made by the WHO Director-General was Nepal’s progress on various health indicators, including child health and maternal mortality over a short span of time.

In response, PM Deuba informed that the government had introduced various programmes to make health services more effective. He also extended gratitude to the WHO for its assistance to Nepal in controlling coronavirus and other diseases.

PM Deuba expressed the view that Nepal government was ready for multilateral cooperation in the health sectors including capacity building of health workers.

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