KATHMANDU, Jan 14: While several Valsartan drugs used by hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart patients have already been recalled in various countries including the US because of some impurities in the key ingredient, they are still being sold in Nepal and the authorities say they are unaware of the impurities.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The present two thirds-majority government has been drafting a National Education Bill with a proposed provision for ending private investment in school education in seven years' time.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: After the government appointed Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari as the secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), once again breaching the practice of appointing a medical doctor as the health secretary, Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella organization of doctors in the country, has demanded that the government "correct" the decision.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Ministry of Health and Population is uncertain about the status of some 8,000 of its staffers as they do not figure in the records of the Department of Civil Personnel Record, said MoHP officials.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Neurosurgeon Prof Dr Dhruba Raj Adhikari, who was conferred with the Jewel of Nation award seven years ago, has resigned from Bir Hospital, protesting against "the culture of bribery and the compulsion to butter up a layers of officials for promotions."
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Miffed at the government's repeated failure to implement the agreements reached with him on various issues related to medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC has decided to launch a fresh hunger strike if his ultimatum to implement the deals is ignored.Close aides of Dr KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), said he will stage his 16th hunger strike if the past deals reached with him are not implemented within a three-week deadline.
KATMANDU, Oct 15: Tribhuvan University (TU) has granted permission to 116 private colleges to run the Bachelor’s in Computer Application (BCA) course this year whereas only two government colleges have received such permission.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: It has been disclosed that a significant number of MBBS and BDS (Bachelor in Dental Surgery) students are disqualified from completing their studies due to repeated failure in exams administered by their respective universities.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: It has come to light that nearly 80 percent of hospital and research centers registered at the Office of the Company Registrar (OCR) do not carry out any research on health issues and only 8 percent of them submit research studies to the government authorities.
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A mother carrying her about one-and-a-half years old baby was seen rushing to knock the doors of high ranking officials at Kanti Children’s Hospital (KCH) for treatment on Friday. Her baby was treated for a month at different hospitals in Chitwan, 145 km south from Kathmandu, and referred to KCH after the baby was diagnosed with pneumonia.
KATHMANDU, July 30: Tribhuvan University (TU) has opposed taking action against its top officials including the vice-chancellor, rector and registrar, who were found guilty by the Medical Education Probe Commission (MEPC) of irregularities in issuing affiliations to medical colleges.
KATHMANDU, July 28: If the government works sincerely to implement the agreement signed with Dr Govinda KC, it will not find it a tough task as it has a two-thirds majority in parliament. But without sincerity, it will be challenging to address some of the demands raised by Dr KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
KATHMANDU, July 25: Formal talks began between the government and representatives of Dr Govinda KC Tuesday evening after informal discussions initiated by the ruling party leaders laid ground for further talks.
KATHMANDU, July 21: The political parties always support Dr Govinda KC when they are in opposition but oppose him when they are in government. It is as though they are only using him for their own political interests.
KATHMANDU, July 18: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has been on fast-unto-death for 179 days in total since 2012, as of Tuesday. He has been demanding reforms in the medical sector, under different governments.
KATHMANDU, July 5: The replacement bill for the National Medical Education Ordinance has been altered only to serve the business interests of leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (CPN), the new joint avatar of the former CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center.
KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.