Call to bring regulation on reproductive health right

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Kathmandu–Various stakeholders have drawn concern over the withered implementation of Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Right Act-2075 due to delay in introducing its regulation.

At a programme organized by Forum for Women, Law and Development on Thursday, it was shared that the constitutionally-enshrined obligation of formulating law within three years of its proclamation has not been implemented in absence of regulation.

The Act was endorsed by both the parliaments (House of Representatives and National Assembly) on 18 September 2018. On the occasion, Minster of State for Health and Population Nawaraj Raut pledged to take initiative to clear decks in the formulation of regulation.

He claimed that the government has framed several laws required for the implementation of the constitution. Director for Department of Health Service, Family Welfare Section Dr Bhim Singh Tingkari shared that the regulation was being drafted.

FWLD;s executive director Sabin Shrestha said citizens are deprived of fundamental right to accessing health service for not promulgating the regulation.

It was also shared that reproductive heath rights working was formed to pile pressure on the concerned authorities to introduce regulation soon.

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