The plight of Nepali workers abroad who are seriously ill and awaiting safe evacuation might just change if the government's new plans see the light of the day.
A task force has been formed to enquire about the condition of Nepalis undergoing treatment at hospitals on being seriously injured or ill in course of overseas employment.
According to the Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Security, the three-member task force was formed from the minister-level decision with the objective of understanding the condition of Nepali migrant workers, who are in 'coma' and in serious condition at the hospitals in foreign countries and facilitating in their rescue.
The Chief of the Employment Management Division of the Ministry has been designated as the coordinator of the task force while the Joint Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Executive Director of the Foreign Employment Board are its members.
The task force would prepare integrated data of the Nepali migrant workers who are being treated in critical conditions at hospitals in different countries, identify the ways to send them home rescue them, and make arrangements for effective treatment by bringing them home, according to the Ministry.
Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in different countries. Twenty-five Nepalis are in a coma in Saudi Arabia, it is learnt.
(With inputs from RSS)