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Nepalese health system response to fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Nepalese health system response to fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Wasti, Sharada Prasad ORCID: 0000-0001-8833-7801, Simkhada, Padam, Ale Magar, Sudip and van Teijlingen, Edwin (2021) Nepalese health system response to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3 (1). pp. 98-104. ISSN 2717-4646 (Print), 2717-4654 (Online) (doi:

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The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is a new highly infectious virus affecting a large population across the globe. There is no specific therapeutic drug available against covid-19 hence the most effective public health measures need to strictly be adhered to without delay. Range of issues were reported to fight against COVID-19 in the current health system of Nepal which should be addressed and strengthened the full spectrum of the health system for its effective and sustainable response. It is crucial to understand the current health system at the local and provincial level and strictly adhere the federal government policies and plan as per the protocol for maintaining minimum infection prevention and control measures with having preventive and safety measures to both service providers and community people. To tackle those daily increasing number of COVID-19 cases, it provides an opportunity for the three tires of governments to reprioritize the health service in the national agenda for the effective prevention and response it. Although National health policy 2019 clearly articulated the need for equitable access and quality of health care services to all. Evidence shows that Nepal is in risk zone because of comparably weak health system that should be aware of all three tires of governments of Nepal and strengthen and control the present threat posed the daily increasing cases of pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; WHO-building block; health system; Nepal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 08:12

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