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National Assembly lawmakers urge government to initiate diplomatic efforts to secure COVID vaccines

2021 Jul 27, 17:16, Kathmandu
Ministers and National Assembly members take part on the first day of the eighth session of NA at Federal Paarliament building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Photo: RSS

National Assembly lawmakers have suggested the government provide vaccines against COVID-19 to all citizens across the country and to take diplomatic initiation in order to forward the procurement process.

During the special hour of today's National Assembly meeting, they demanded to put the vaccine against COVID-19 as the first priority at a time when cases of coronavirus infection are increasing, suggesting to mobilize the Nepali Missions abroad and diplomatic officials to make arrangements of vaccine for Nepal.

On the occasion, Tara Devi Bhatta of the Nepali Congress stressed the unity among all political parties to safeguard democracy by acknowledging each other's existence.

She also urged the government to make arrangements for compensation to landslide and flood victims of different places of the country as well as demanded justice to Nirmala Panta as soon as possible.

Similarly, Bimala Ghimire of the CPN (UML) expressed the view that all should focus their attention on resolving problems of the people and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic rather than blaming each other while Agam Prasad Bantawa Rai of the same party stressed the need of carrying out works in favour of landless.

Likewise, Tulasa Kumari Dahal of the UML suggested the government not to conduct examinations of colleges physically at a time when coronavirus infection is increasing.

CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Maya Prasad Sharma, stating that country witnesses changes due to joint efforts of the political parties and public, underscored unity among one and all to safeguard the constitution and institutional development of the republic.

Gopi Bahadur Sarki of the same party welcomed the decision of the government regarding the procurement of the vaccines against COVID-19 and suggested bringing all the people under the vaccine coverage.

Parliamentarian Bimala Rai Poudel said that the constitution was in the preliminary phase for implementation and said that the verdict of the Supreme Court on the restoration of the parliament would set a precedent in the future. She demanded an extensive discussion on the same.

CPN (UML)’s Gopal Bhattarai pressed for the continuation of the development projects initiated by the erstwhile Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Deepa Gurung of the same party expressed her doubt over the incumbent coalition government whether it would be able to address the issues of the public.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha of CPN (UML) asserted that the good initiatives spearheaded by erstwhile Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli be prioritised and continued.

Another parliamentarian from the same party Sumitra BC demanded action against the culprits of violence against women. She also underlined the need to distribute allowances for people with disabilities and senior citizens at their doorsteps given the difficulties facing them to avail the allowance.

Nepali Congress’s parliamentarian Drigha Narayan Pandey viewed that vaccination drive against COVID-19 should top the agenda of the incumbent government. 


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