Stress laid on getting managerial work of health institutions done by competent workforce


Kathmandu: Concerned authorities have suggested the handover of the managerial work of hospitals and health centres to competent workforce in the related field so as to increase productivity.    
At a conference with the theme of 'multi-disciplinary perspectives on health service management' organised here today by the Health Care Managers Association Nepal, they stressed the need for making healthcare service effective through the management of health institutions by capable human resources in the related field.     
Chairperson of the Nepal Medical Council Dr Bhagawan Koirala said health service would be accessible and effective with qualified workforces in the related field taking up managerial work.    
He stressed the need for coordination between the government and private sector to provide accessible health service to all people.    
Stating that Nepal has tourism potentiality for the development of tourism, chairperson of the Nepal Mediciti Hospital Upendra Mahato viewed that the country could be developed as a hub for medical sector by tapping strength and Nepali people's sentiment for service.    
He also dismissed the negative comment about health service providers belonging to the private sector. A lack of understanding about them has made the matter worse, he said.    
Krishna Paudel, chief of the Policy and Monitoring Division under the Ministry of Health and Population, said the government had started hiring qualified workforces to look after the management part of hospital and health institutions.     
For providing accessible healthcare service to people, and carrying out reforms including in the management of health sector, a 'National Health Finance Strategy' has been formulated, he informed.    
The Association was established with the aim of prompting the health sector of the country, said its Chairperson Mahendra Raj Bhusal.    
Stating that qualified human resources have taken care of managerial work of private hospitals effectively, he suggested the expansion of the service to government health institutions.    
Shedding light on the situation and potentiality of running classes on hospital management at medical colleges, outgoing principal of the National Open College Diwakar Bashistha viewed that getting managerial work at health institutions done by competent workforces increases productivity. On the occasion, working papers on 'multidimensional view on health service management' were presented.