September 8, 2016 08:00 AM NPT
By: Arjun Poudel
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: At a time when the health authorities are struggling to contain the spread of cholera in Kathmandu Valley, strains of the deadly disease have been found in drinking water samples collected from various Valley localities.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Bir Hospital renovated its VVIP cabin spending around Rs 3 million some two years, but the VVIPs go to hospitals abroad even for general checkups and minor treatment, incurring millions in costs to the state coffers..
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) has said that it is considering administering cholera vaccine to the people living in the highly affected areas of Lalitpur, where the deadly disease has been spreading for the last one month.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Three people including two children have died and 91 others have been infected from scrub typhus that has been spreading in various districts across the country since the last four months.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) under Department of Health Services (DoHS) has sounded alarm about cholera outbreak in Kathmandu Valley with 21 people already testing positive for the disease.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Every day about a dozen senior leaders of the major political parties, lawmakers, human rights activities and civil society members reach Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to take note of the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a fast-unto-death since the last 11 days
KATHMANDU, July 20: Hundreds of patients at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) suffered the consequences Tuesday as resident doctors pursuing MD/MS degrees under the Institute of Medicine (IoM) shunned the out-patient department (OPD).
KATHMANDU, July 19: The parliament's Social Justice and Human Rights Committee (SJRC) on Monday has asked Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take immediate action to save Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death for the last nine days, demanding reforms in the medical education sector.
KATHMANDU, July 9: NC General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala, was rushed to Om Hospital after he complained of abdominal pain and breathing difficulties on Tuesday evening. Doctors at the hospital, however, noticed how critical he was only on Wednesday morning when he became unconscious.
KATHMANDU, June27: The government had agreed to fix the ceiling of fee for MBBS studies in Kathmandu Valley up to Rs 3.5 million following an agreement with Dr Govinda KC, who staged fast-unto-death several times demanding reforms in medical sectors.
KATHMANDU, June 19:Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the regulatory body for all medical doctors, has started investigations into the educational certificates of all 16,000 doctors to whom it has provided practicing licenses so far.