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     Wed Aug 10 2022
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Government to support for treatment of migrant workers, their families

March 27,Kathmandu : The government has decided to provide financial support to the families of workers going for foreign employment in case of the members of their families suffering from chronic diseases like cancer, kidney and heart ailment, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The Foreign Employment Promotion Board has decided to provide maximum Rs 50,000 to each one affected by these diseases as the treatment support.
The Board Executive Director Raghuraj Kafle shared that they were planning to extend such support to the people affected from other major diseases in the future.
He added that persons receiving treatment support from the State also will be eligible to be benefited from this facility. Spouse, children, parents and father-in-law and mother-in-law (in case of a female worker) and dependents of a worker concerned shall be entitled for this facility.
The Board approved the standard relating to the medical treatment to families of workers in foreign employment-2073 BS, to implement the provisions included in the Foreign Employment Act-2007 and Foreign Employment Rule-2008.
The standard incorporates the provision for providing this facility for the period the contract term of a worker going for foreign employment holds. RSS

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