The public could not take advantage of the government´s health services despite budget allocation increment to the health sector, according to the survey conducted by the South Asia Watch on Trade Economics and Environment (SAWTEE).

The survey conducted with support from the World Bank also stressed increased role of non-state actors to increase health services to public.

“We’ve conduct a study on the resources and policy gaps,” executive chairman of SAWTEE Dr Posh Raj Pandey said, adding that the general public has not been able to take advantage of the health services despite of government´s efforts. Stressing the role of non-state actors as well as private sector to achieve effective results, he said, that SAWTEE has conducted the survey in five districts from Jhapa to Bardiya, Nuwakot, Achham and Mustang.

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