April 15: The government has initiated a campaign to promote access to banking service and health insurance for all. The government kicked off the “Bank account for all” campaign along with health insurance for elderly people from the Nepali New Year.
Inaugurating the campaign amid a function on Sunday, April 14, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli handed over certificates of free health insurance to 55 senior citizens. He also opened bank accounts for his father Mohan Prasad Oli and mother-in-law Dhan Maya Shakya at Rastriya Banijya Bank under the campaign to increase banking access for all. Anyone opening their bank account under this campaign will receive Rs 100 deposited in their bank account as incentive from the government.
During the function, PM Oli stressed that elderly people require insurance more than people of other age group.