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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.