The Supreme Court in Nepal has directed the government to address the issue of medical expenses reimbursement for President Ramchandra Poudel's treatment abroad, following the release of a statement from the Secretary's office. This incident highlights a common trend among VIPs in Nepal, where high-ranking officials seek medical treatment overseas and expect the government to bear the expenses. President Poudel's case drew attention when he was treated at India's AIIMS and later returned to Nepal. The government initially issued a press note and President Poudel himself expressed willingness to cover the costs, but the Council of Ministers eventually decided to allocate funds for his treatment. This situation has sparked debates about the practice of seeking medical treatment abroad at the government's expense, particularly for VIPs, and whether such expenses should be borne by the state.