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Community Clinic Trust Bill lands in Parliament

Sun Online Desk     19th September, 2018 12:07:21 printer

Community Clinic Trust Bill lands in Parliament

The 'Community Clinic Health Assistance Trust Bill, 2018' was placed in Parliament on Tuesday for ensuring the participation of rural people in healthcare services and collecting donation for trust funds to run the country's community clinics.


Health Minister Mohammed Nasim placed the Bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further examination. The Committee was asked to submit its report within a day.


The goals of the Community Clinic Trust Assistance Bill is to ensure the participation of people in coordinated healthcare services to rural people, provide healthcare services by using trust funds, and collect necessary social assistance and donation from individuals and organisations for providing the health services.


According to the proposed law, there will be an advisory council of the trust, headed by the Prime Minister, and a 14-member board to be headed by the managing director to regulate the trust. An additional secretary-level official will be the managing director of the board.


The trustee board will be consisted of 15 members to be appointed for three years.


There will be two types of funds -- permanent and current.