is established to provide Health security coverage and ensure access, utilisation of quality health services at an affordable cost for all citizens of Nepal. SHSDC is formed under Development Act, 2013(1958 A.D.) and published in national gazette in 14 February, 2014 .
SHSDC is responsible for purchasing the quality health care service and make available at possible nearest point of its member. The program is aimed to raise contribution from the healthy people and spend the same for needy people. The fund raised shall be spending on basic healthcare package and other supplementary service in a wise manner to cater the need. SHSDC shall promote pre-payment and risk pooling mechanisms through national health Security programme to mobilise financial resources for health in an equitable manner.