KATHMANDU, 26 July 2021, (TON): Two weeks after forming the government, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has appointed Umesh Shrestha, a Nepali Congress lawmaker, state minister for health.
The Office of the President in a statement said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Shrestha as state minister for health on the recommendation of the prime minister as per Article 76 (9).
The Health Ministry portfolio will continue to remain with Prime Minister Deuba.
On July 13, Deuba, who took over the government reins from CPN-UML chair KP Sharma Oli, had appointed four ministers–Gyanendra Karki (law and parliamentary affairs), Bal Krishna Khand (home), Janardan Sharma (finance) and Pampha Bhusal (energy)
Karki and Khand are from Deuba’s Congress party and Sharma and Bhusal represent the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre)