Kathmandu, September 16
Parliamentarians have drawn the attention of the government towards controlling dengue that is rapidly spreading in various districts across the country. In special hour of the National Assembly here today, Maya Prasad Sharma asserted that dengue should be control immediately since dengue was increasing rapidly.
The Ministry of Health and Population stated that dengue has spread in 75 districts in all seven provinces. A total of 12,217 cases of dengue were reported since mid-July to till date. Altogether 11 people have succumbed to mosquito-borne infection so far, the Ministry said.
Dr Bimala Rai Poudel shed light on the shortage of Cetamol tablets in the market in the wake of spread of dengue. She also demanded the government control the growing cases of dengue. Stating that landslide and flood were occurring in many places across the country, Sharma demanded rescue and relief packages for the flood and landslide victims. Flood and landslide incurred damages on house and other physical infrastructures in Darchula and Kavrepalanchowk districts. Sharma called for resumption of roads in the disaster affected areas.
Jayanti Devi Rai said that the public were bearing the brunt of inflation and blamed that the government could not pay attention towards controlling inflation. “Everybody seems to pay attention to price hike in petroleum products. The price of daily consumables has skyrocketed. Nobody is paying attention towards it.” According to her, the farmers were not getting due price for their produces while consumers were paying higher price for the same. She demanded curbing the middlemen’s involvement in the sales and distribution of agriculture products.
Khimlal Devkota asserted that the provinces could not realize government for five years and opined that the federal government should be open-hearted while granting authority to the provincial government. According to him, the provinces could not exercise their authority under the sole rights of the provinces mentioned in the Schedules of the Constitution. Stating that various federal laws were being formulated restricting provincial authority, he argued that the provincial government’s legitimacy would not be proven if employees, law, financial sources and other infrastructures were not ensured.
Similarly, Kamala Panta insisted that the political parties should pay attention to ensure women’s participation in the upcoming November 20’s twin elections- House of Representatives and Province Assembly. She said, “The political leadership should think that women candidates would secure victory in the election rather than underestimating them.” Devendra Dahal called for creating jobs, curbing corruption and indiscipline for prosperity and good-governance. Gomadevi Timalsina rued that the inflation had culminated.
The price of domestically produced products is also soaring. “Although an agriculture-based country, daily consumables items were based on import. The government should not allow barren land and encourage increasing agriculture products.”