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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.