Neupane is associated with Republica, English National Daily, since September 2016. He reports and writes on industry, telecommunication, market, trade, among other issues. Lately, Neupane extensively covered the Covid-19 pandemic and health-related issues for the print version of Republica.
KATHMANDU, June 22: While the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli keeps saying that Nepalis have “strong immune systems” and suggests consuming turmeric to tackle the COVID-19 infection, the government data shows two in three deaths in Nepal are related to chronic diseases.
KATHMANDU, June 17: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is planning to endorse a controversial Medical Education Regulation that allocates 50 percent seats to the doctors working at the government-run hospitals to pursue doctor of medicine (MD) courses.
KATHMANDU, June 4: On late Friday evening, Raju Kushwaha was not feeling well. The 19-year-old from Bagmati Municipality-10 in Sarlahi district was having a conversation with his family members before going to bed. Suddenly, he got a call from his girlfriend at around 10:30PM.
KATHMANDU, June 1: Dhan Bahadur Gurung’s sister is a mental health patient, who had come to Kathmandu before the government enforced the nationwide lockdown on March 24. After the government enforced a stay-at-home order, his sister was stuck in Kathmandu, and has been staying at a relative’s house.
KATHMANDU, May 20: Earlier this month, police found two dead bodies in Butwal Sub-metropolitan City-19 in Rupandehi district. The police investigation found that the reason behind their death was suicide. They had committed suicide together. This is just an example of a suicide case, which has increased by a significant number after the government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 24.
KATHMANDU, April 15: Two COVID-19 suspects, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, had arrived in Nepal via a Qatar Airways flight on March 18, according to Nepal Police. On Monday, three members of the same family – residing at Sun City Apartments at Pepsicola in Kathmandu – were taken to Patan Hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus through the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method.
KATHMANDU, April 14: After three members of a family residing in the Sun City Apartments in Kathmandu tested positive for the coronavirus through rapid diagnostic test (RDT) on Monday, the government is preparing to test the swab samples of the entire residents of the apartments from Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, April 8: While the government on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown to a third week to prevent a possible outbreak of COVID-19, several stakeholders in the health sector say that Nepal will not be able to handle an outbreak as it has less than 300 working ventilators for the entire population.
KATHMANDU, April 5: Although the World Health Organization has been urging the countries across the globe to 'test, test, test' in order to control the possible outbreak of COVID-19, the government of Nepal has only tested around 850 suspects in the last 12 days since the lockdown was imposed on March 24.
KATHMANDU, April 5: With the confirmation of the first locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Nepal, epidemiologists have warned that the case is a sign of possible outbreak of the deadly disease in the country. Alarmed by the latest report, they have urged the government to focus on “TEST” as recommended by the World Health Organisation to contain the disease.
KATHMANDU, April 1: Although the government has claimed that it has been able to track down more than 80 percent of the air passengers sharing flights into Nepal with COVID-19 positive individuals, the authorities on the ground say that tracing them has been difficult. Nepal Police have traced little more than 50 percent of the passengers till Tuesday evening.
KATHMANDU, March 26: Although a COVID-19 suspect tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening, doctors at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) at Teku were not informed about this, putting the lives of the medical staff involved at risk.