The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has issued directives against the misuse of hospital admissions as a tactic to evade lawful custody.

Spearheaded by Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane, the ministry has rolled out a three-point directive coupled with guidelines aimed at thwarting this concerning practice.

According to the directives unveiled by the MoHA, hospital admission will be strictly permitted solely for individuals genuinely afflicted by physical or mental ailments, or those suffering from chronic conditions necessitating medical attention, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

The decision regarding the necessity of hospitalization will now rest squarely in the hands of registered medical professionals.

Furthermore, individuals seeking admission for a period exceeding 48 hours will be required to furnish valid reasons justifying their prolonged stay within medical facilities.

Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane stated, “It is imperative that our healthcare facilities are utilized for their intended purpose, and not as a loophole to circumvent legal proceedings. These directives serve to safeguard both the integrity of our healthcare system and the rule of law.”