Considering the adverse effect of COVID- 2019 worldwide, JuRI-Nepal has issued an eight-point appeal to address access to public resources for poor and marginalized communities in Nepal. The appeal has been formally submitted to the Government of Nepal, highly appreciating the efforts so far made by the Government to date. It has also requested to CSOs, private sector and other agencies to support in this critical situation. JuRI has also taken initiation to raise fund to extend their support join hands with the government through its members and staffs. The eight point’s appeal includes; extension of COVID test labs in all provinces, preparation of isolation bed in all the local government level, providing easy access to COVID test services to all affected without discrimination.
Similarly, the appeal also includes the request to the GoN to ensure proper medicine and equipment on timely manner. In addition to that the appeal is concerned on effective monitoring mechanism of the market to control black marketing. JuRI also has shown its serious concerns of poor, marginalized people, women and girls, as they remain in more vulnerable situation in such situation.
This appeal has been submitted through official email id to Hon. Ishwar Pokhrel, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Hon. Bhanubhakta Dhakal, Minister of Health and Population, Hon. Ram Bahadur Thapa,’Badal’ Home Minister, Hon. Lekhraj Bhatta, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, all Chief Ministers and Secretaries of Nepal Government. The full text of this statement published in Nepali language is available at www.jurinepal.org.np.