Process for 50 per cent concession on health treatment
Kathmandu- The Ministry of Information and Communications has forwarded the necessary process for implementing the provision allowing 50 per cent discount to working journalists for medical treatment.
In the ongoing fiscal year budget, the government has announced 50 per cent discount for journalists in health treatment at the government run hospitals.
The Ministry has already alerted the Health Ministry for implementing the arrangement. The Health Ministry has expedited the process for forming a committee comprising the representatives of Finance Ministry and Information and Communications Ministry, the Federation of Nepali Journalists and concerned organizations, Health Minister Gagan Thapa’s Personal Secretary, Shaligram Dahal said.
FNJ President Dr Mahendra Bista said the journalists’ umbrella organization has been repeatedly appealing to the three ministries for implementing the provision. RSS