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Bishnu Prasad Aryal

Medical equipment worth billions dumped by govt hospitals

December 8, 2016 04:27 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 8 : Medical equipment worth billions of rupees is dumped in the stores of Nepal's top government hospitals when they break down. The hospitals neither repair such equipment nor auction them off. Bir Hospital, Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj, Kanti Children's Hospital, B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Chitwan, the Regional Hospital in Pokhara and scores of others across the country have been dumping expensive equipment for years, preferring to procure new equipment rather than go for repairs.

Talks on Dr KC get nowhere on 5th day

December 2, 2016 08:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The fifth day of talks between the government and Dr KC’s team failed as Tribhuvan University VC Dr Tirtha Khaniya and IOM Dean KP Singh have refused to resign.

Medical anomalies spawned by weak governance: Dr Pokhrel

December 2, 2016 03:32 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Anomalies prevail in the medical sector because of the government's weakness, said Dr Dinesh Binod Pokhrel, former president of the Professors Association at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

Dr KC may be shifted to ICU while talks fail

November 29, 2016 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: With Dr Govinda KC likely to be admitted to the ICU any time, the second day of talks  on his demands om Monday failed as neither side showed any flexibility.

Medical anomalies spawned by weak governance: Dr Pokhrel

November 26, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Anomalies prevail in the medical sector because of the government's weakness, said Dr Dinesh Binod Pokhrel, former president of the Professors Association at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

Hospital cabins for VVIPs unused, only few prefer treatment there

November 16, 2016 03:55 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: At a time when many political leaders go abroad for medical treatment at huge expense to the government, some of them opt for treatment within Nepal. They have faith in the medical services that the ordinary people have been getting.

How ill are our political leaders?

November 15, 2016 15:45 PM

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The government's decision to provide Rs 5 million to Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala for the treatment of her breast cancer has drawn criticism from all walks of life. In the light of this, we have taken a look into the health status of Nepal's major political leaders and the funds doled out from state coffers for their treatment.

TU appoints Dr. KP Singh IoM dean amid controversy

November 14, 2016 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Ending a months-long delay, Tribhuvan University (TU) on Sunday appointed Prof. Dr. Keshav Prasad Singh to the post of dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the crucial body for granting affiliations to medical colleges and for decidng the number of seats for students at such colleges.

40 pc child literacy gap between rich and poor: CBS

November 10, 2016 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The gap in child literacy rate between the rich and poor is 39 percent while the gap between  male and female children above five years of age is also big.

3,000 pharmacies operating illegally across the country: DDA

November 9, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Hundreds of pharmacies across the country are running without registration for years. However, the government has not taken any action against such stores.

Illegal drug stores go unchecked across nation

November 8, 2016 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Several drug stores across the country are running without registration for years. However, the government has not worked significantly to bring them under the book.

Private schools pushing own interests in education regulations

November 5, 2016 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: After they succeeded in incorporating two types of private schools- as companies and  as trusts- under the Education Act, the private schools are now advocating against inclusion of the provision for approval of school fees by a two-thirds majority of the guardians.

Govt's health insurance plan for all makes feeble start

October 27, 2016 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The government's plan to provide health insurance for all the people within three years is off to a feeble start.

Dengue in 15 districts, govt in 'search and destroy' mode

October 25, 2016 08:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Ministry of Health has said that dengue has spread to 15 districts of the country and it has launched a 'search and destroy' campaign against the mosquitoes that cause dengue and their breeding sites.

Domestic trekkers are mistreated by hoteliers in ABC trail

October 24, 2016 01:40 AM

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP, Oct 24: Trekking trails along the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) that reaches to an altitude of 4130 meters traverse through cascading music of waterfalls, chirping of birds in the mysterious and wonderful forests amidst the background of serene snow-capped mountains. However, the local tourists traveling along the trails are the cold shoulder by the hotel owners as they get well paid by foreign tourists.

Resident docs at TUTH to boycott OPD from Today

October 4, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Resident doctors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) are all set to boycott the out-patient department (OPD) from Tuesday, in support of the hunger strike staged by Dr Govinda KC, senior professor at the Institute of Medicine (IoM).

TU gave affiliation to campuses without own premises

October 1, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university in the country, does not have any records of the lands and buildings owned by college campuses to which it has granted affiliation.

Students attending classes in derelict building

September 30, 2016 00:00 AM

MELAMCHI, Sept 29: Some 500 students of Jalapadevi Secondary School in Melamchi Municipality, Sindhupalchowk district have been risking their lives every day by attending classes in a dilapidated building for over a year.

Pvt schools defy govt rules on fee restructure

September 19, 2016 08:28 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Private schools have challenged the government to implement its rules for the restructuring of school fees. They have demanded that the government allow them to determine the fees at their respective schools.

Breaking barriers: A public school setting an example

September 6, 2016 02:00 AM

LALITPUR, Sept 6: A 13 year old girl with gleaming eyes and cheerful face does not have any interest in studying any private school at a time when middle and upper class people are bluntly interested in enrolling their wards in the expensive private schools.