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Nepal: Maoists Shut Down Government Functions

Posted by n3wday on November 10, 2009

Nepal_maoists_shut_down_government_offices_UCPNThis article was published on Himalayan Times

Budget delay to ail primary sectors

Yadav Raj Joshi
KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Surendra Pandey today rang the alarm bell in the face of renewed Unified-CPN Maoist agitation.

Addressing a press conference, he said that the delay in passing the budget would affect primary sectors like health and food.

“The Ministry of Finance (MoF) cannot release funds for hospital and food supply that are earmarked for remote districts,” he said. Major government health facilities like Bir Hospital, Kanti Children Hospital, Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Diseases Hospital, Paropkar Maternity Hospital, National Health Laboratory and BP Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences will run out of funds if the budget is not passed by the first half of this month.

All health institutions have spent 33 per cent of their budget as per the financial law.

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