KATHMANDU, June 13: Blood transfusion to patients in Nepal takes place without the blood being irradiated [exposed to radiation], although this is against WHO rules.
According to officials at the Ministry of Health, blood meant for transfusion must be irradiated as per international practice. The blood is sterilized through irradiation to make it safe from disease.
KATHMANDU, June 8: The government has shown gross negligence over the quality of medicines the public uses. Hundreds of medicines are available in the market, but the government has yet to set up a laboratory to test the quality of the medicines.
KATHMANDU, May 30: Following the government decision to hold second phase of local polls on June 28, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has rescheduled the exams of Grade XI, which was frequently postponed. The exams of Grade XI will be held from June 15 to 24 this year.
KATHMANDU, May 30: The fiscal budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has provisioned to hand over the responsibility of secondary level education to the local governments. However, the stakeholders have doubted the effective implementation of the decision.
KATHMANDU, May 20: In a bid to provide medicines to the general public at cheaper rates, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to itself procure and supply medicines for government hospitals and health institutions across the country.
KATHMANDU, May 15: Many first-time voters, who constitute nearly 50 percent of the total eligible voter population in the country, were not for voting on the basis of political party affiliation in the local polls held Sunday.
KATHMANDU, May 11: At a time when school teachers' active participation in politics is being criticized, the teachers affiliated to various political parties have claimed that it is their political right.
KATHMANDU, April 24: Following a controversial procurement process at Bir Hospital for a Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine, the Ministry of Health is planning to request the Indian embassy to provide the machine as a grant.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SLCE) is scheduled to begin from April 23, ending the 83 years old history of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC), which started from 1934.