DPM Pokharel has bolstered the CCMC


Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel has stated unequivocally that the High-Level COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) established for coronavirus prevention and control has not been disbanded.

DPM Pokharel told reporters today at his office in Singhadurbar that the high-level mechanism entrusted with the key responsibility for COVID-19 prevention and control has not been scrapped, but rather strengthened.

He went on to say that the steering committee, which was formed under Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s leadership, would provide directives and guidelines to the agencies in charge of COVID-19 management across the country.

It should be noted that, in addition to introducing the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance-2021, the government formed a 10-member steering committee on May 20 to improve the effectiveness of COVID-19 prevention, control, and treatment efforts.

Pokharel also stated that the CPN-UML has taken action against the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led group for participating in a signature campaign against their own party’s prime minister. “If the party chairperson’s performance is deemed unsatisfactory, he can be removed through intra-party discussion and the general convention,” he said, adding that it was against the party’s interest to carry on a signature campaign against the party chair in order to make the opposition leader prime minister without first holding a discussion within the party.