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7th of June 2023

66 per cent population gets vaccine against COVID-19 in Karnali

Karnali Province government has administered both doses of vaccine against COVID- 19 to 66 per cent eligible population above 18 years.

Making public the recent achievements of Karnali Province government in a press meet in Surkhet on Wednesday, Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi said that 54 per cent of the total population of the Province received first and second doses of vaccine against corornavirus while 140,188 have administer booster dose.

Chief Minister Shahi shared that preparations are being made to reduce possible risk of coronavirus, saying coronavirus infection is on the rise in neighbouring country, India.

He said priority was given for the construction of health infrastructures and management of human resources.

Arrangement of free treatment to the injured of conflict period was made and Rs 150 million was provided to local levels in order to provide special allowance to martyrs families and persons with disability, added Chief Minister Shahi.

The Chief Minister shared that construction of Province stadium, international standard volleyball covered hall, 81 playgrounds at all 10 districts of the Province, and 400 classrooms at all 79 local levels for physical infrastructure development of community schools are underway.

Similarly, 1,239 hectares of land got irrigation facility and potato, apple, kiwi and walnut production has been started on 1205 hectares of land in the current fiscal year, reads the press release issued by the Office of the Chief Minister.

A total of 170 kilometers road was built, 30 kilometers road was upgraded and 11.5 km road was blacktopped in the last six months.


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