My Republica

Bishnu Prasad Aryal



'Consultancies into human trafficking, money laundering'

February 14, 2017 12:50 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Many education consultancies in the country are reportedly involved in cheating, human trafficking, embezzling foreign currency and money laundering.

75% drug users between 15 to 30 year olds

February 11, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Drug addiction among students has been emerging as a challenge for the country. Admission trends at rehab centers indicate that 75 percent of drugs users are between 15 to 30 years of age.

Around 250 ghost schools in exist in Valley only on papers

February 7, 2017 01:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Around 250 private schools in the Kathmandu Valley alone are found to be existing only on papers.

Teaching-learning of early grade readers at community schools poor

February 7, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The teaching-learning process of early grade students has been utterly neglected by the teachers in the community schools, a report released on Monday said.

Rs 2.36 b splurged on community hospitals under party influence'

February 2, 2017 01:34 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: At a time when many government hospitals are in a pathetic condition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) doled out more than Rs 2 billion in three years to community hospitals and NGOs with political access.

TU research centers heading nowhere

February 1, 2017 02:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The research centers of Tribhuvan University (TU) established with the aim to promote academic and applied research works for the development of the nation are heading nowhere. The professors and researchers are more interested in working with donors and NGOs rather than contributing in making the research centers as think-tank of the country.

Nurses being paid nominal salaries by private hospitals: NNC

January 28, 2017 08:02 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 28:  While Nepal marked the Nurses Day on Friday, nurses working in private hospitals of the country are forced to work for nominal salaries, depriving them of the basic pay scales of government hospitals.

No records of students returning from abroad

January 24, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 146,870 students were issued no objection letters (NOC) starting from fiscal year 2010/11 to December 15, 2016, permitting them to go  abroad for higher studies. Besides, hundreds of students go to India each year without any LOC as this is not compulsory for study in India.

Govt to hire docs for districts from private sector: Gagan Thapa

January 20, 2017 00:49 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: After doctors did not show any interest in working on contract at government hospitals outside Kathmandu Valley, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has come up with a plan to hire specialists for at least six months for working in the remote districts.

Urban health centers in pathetic condition

January 14, 2017 01:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Amid screeching wheels and honking horns of vehicles plying the Ring Road engulfed with dust and pollutants, two staffers at Mitra Park of Chabahil in the capital are busy writing details of patients in a two-storey building, critically damaged by the earthquake of April 2015.

Early-age abortions on rise in urban areas

January 12, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Abortion trends at private and government hospitals and at abortion centers in Kathmandu show an alarming increase in abortions among girls and women below 20 years of age  in urban areas.

Numbers of students going abroad for MBBS officially drops

January 10, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: While the official number of students going abroad to study medical sciences has decreased, it is learnt that dozens of them are doing so without passing the eligibility test.

Critical health care centralized in capital

December 31, 2016 07:35 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Most of the hospitals outside Kathmandu lack modern facilities, with intensive care units (ICU), trained health workers and equipment concentrated disproportionately in the capital city.

12 hospitals in Nepal running without beds

December 30, 2016 00:44 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: At least 12 hospitals across the country are found to be operating without a single hospital bed and another 25, including regional and zonal hospitals, have less than the number of beds sanctioned for them by the government.

Govt tightens state largesse for VIP medical care

December 24, 2016 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Tightening up state largesse for the treatment of ailing VVIPs, VIPs, political leaders and high-ranking officials, the government has approved directives limiting the treatment support  to Rs 1.5 million, and to once in a lifetime.

List of free medicines not made public at hospitals

December 22, 2016 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Though the government provides 72 types of medicines free of cost to the general public, the list of these essential drugs is not made public by most of the hospitals and primary health centers or by health posts in the districts.

21,484 health staff positions vacant across country

December 20, 2016 12:00 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Positions for a total of 21,484 health staffs including 675 doctors at hospitals, health centers, health posts and other health institutions are vacant across the country.

Dean Agrawal still barred from office

December 17, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Dr JP Agrawal, who was appointed dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on December 4, remains barred from entering his office even on the 13th day Friday since his appointment

KU committee divided over VC appointment

December 15, 2016 07:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: A committee assigned to appoint the vice chancellor at Kathmandu University (KU) is divided in two groups, wrangling over recommending the candidates due to political interests.

No paracetamol at govt hospitals in 14 districts

December 12, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Government hospitals and other health facilities in various districts are without several essential medicines although the government has a policy of providing over a hundred essential medicines to the general public free of cost.