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Nepal Health Service Day

Health Service Day is celebrated every year on 15th Falgun to honour the Nepal Health Service Act which came into effect 26 years ago in 2053 (1997). Nepal Health Service Act was formulated to provide a legal guidance for management of human resources for health and operation of the health services in Nepal.

Health Service Day aims to raise awareness on role of health workers to achieve universal health coverage and SDGs. Health Service Day provides an opportunity to come together, discuss together and act together to strengthen the capacity of health workers, ensure equitable distribution and availability of quality health workforce as per the country health service systems.

Health service award

127A.Health service award :
(1) On the recommendation of the committee referred to in Sub-rule (2), the Government of Nepal shall provide the following health service award to the employees in the Nepal Health Service every year:
(a) Excellent health service award – Rs. 100,000.00 (For One person)
(b) Health service award Amount Number Rs. 50,000.00 (For Four persons)

(2) There shall be a committee as follows to recommend for the award as referred to in Sub-rule (1):
(a) Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal – Chairperson
(b) Secretary of the Ministry of General Administration -Member
(c) Secretary of the Ministry -Member
(d) Director General of the Department of Health Services -Member
(e) Twelfth level officer designated by the Secretary of the Ministry -Member Secretary

(3) The committee as referred to in Sub-rule (2) shall make recommendation by selecting the employees in the health service on the following grounds:
(a) Recommendation of the concerned Department or Regional Directorate
(b) Work performance evaluation
(c) Work efficiency and work competency,
(d) Seniority, dedication, duty-bound and service done in the remote area.

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