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Bishnu Prasad Aryal

Hypertension drugs recalled in many countries still being sold in Nepal

January 14, 2019 07:51 AM

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.

Pokharel's bid to keep CTEVT under ministry snags Medical Education Bill

January 2, 2019 08:10 AM

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.

Two secys at health ministry which has office for one

December 22, 2018 10:07 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Two secretaries are head to head at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) since last Tuesday. There is only one room for the office of secretary at the MoHP.

NMA to govt: Roll back health secy appointment

December 11, 2018 03:30 AM

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.

Health Ministry uncertain of status of 8,000 staff on its payroll

November 29, 2018 10:37 AM

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.

Top Bir neurosurgeon resigns to protest 'bribery and buttering culture'

November 21, 2018 08:57 AM

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."

Dr KC warns of another hunger strike

November 12, 2018 08:05 AM

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.

Irregularities suspected in granting of BCA permissions

October 15, 2018 07:19 AM

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.

'Barrier' policy for MBBS/BDS students questioned

October 11, 2018 10:10 AM

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.

Only 8 pc hospital & research centers conduct research

September 25, 2018 06:54 AM

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.

Docs trained in China, Russia, Philippines fail licensing exam more often

September 7, 2018 06:22 AM

India-trained dentists also highest among failures

Cancer cases at Kanti rise, govt slashes funds

August 20, 2018 08:17 AM

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.

TU dismisses MEPC report, rejects action

July 30, 2018 07:55 AM

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.

Sincerity seen as key to implementing deal with Dr KC

July 28, 2018 06:43 AM

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).

Formal talks start between government and Dr KC’s team

July 25, 2018 07:15 AM

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.

Political parties support Dr KC when in opposition, oppose when in govt

July 21, 2018 08:25 AM

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.

180 days, 6 years, 15 hunger strikes

July 18, 2018 07:10 AM

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.

Business stake of CPN bigwigs at heart of medical education bill tussle

July 5, 2018 09:08 AM

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.

Rs 125b donor project ‘watering’ down school curricula

June 21, 2018 11:12 AM

World Bank’s Nepal Country Office has rejected accusations of involvement in exerting pressure to modify the curricula of Grades 11 and 12.

Ministry prepares to abandon 'suffocating' prefab building

June 16, 2018 02:17 AM

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.