The government has provided both vaccination and treatment against Kovid-19 free of cost. Presenting the budget for the fiscal year 2078-79, Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel said that Rs. 4 billion has been allocated for the import of test kits and treatment of covid.
He said that tax and customs duty has been waived on oxygen and other essential health items. Similarly, Rs 26.75 billion has been allocated for vaccine import.
He also said that the risk allowance of health workers will be continued as long as Kovid-19 epidemic continues. He said that it has been decided to give 50 percent risk allowance to the doctors and nurses in the service.