HHealth ministry directs to provide98 days of paid maternity leave to female employees.

June 8, 2022

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged governmental, private, and non-governmental organizations to give 14 weeks (98 days) of paid maternity leave to female employees.

The ministry issued a notice on Wednesday stating that women working in government, private and non-government organizations have not received the required maternity leave and are directed to strictly implement the leave (paid)

Article 13 of the Right to Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Act, 2075 provides that women employees working in private governmental and non-governmental organizations get maternity leave with pay for at least 98 days before or after delivery.

Health workers have been demanding an extension of maternity leave to six months.