The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has approved a draft sub-decree to improve the provision of health services in a quality, safe, effective and equitable manner.
Consisting of eight chapters and 27 articles, the sub-decree outlines the delegating of authority in health service provision to municipal and provincial administrations.
It was passed during a meeting presided over by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng at the ministry on Wednesday.
The sub-decree aims to delegate decision-making and responsibility for managing health services to sub-national administrations, which will in turn bring the services “closer to the people”.
“Delegate to municipal and provincial administrations the task of managing provincial health departments, district health bureaus and referral hospitals,” the draft sub-decree states.
“Also transfer financial resources, assets and human resources to municipal and provincial administrations so they can carry out the delegated tasks.