DB BUDHA

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Jumla remains disconnected from province capital

Published On: August 4, 2018 09:24 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Aug 4: The air passengers in Jumla are in dismay after air service could not be regulated between Jumla and the province capital, Surkhet.With the lack of such a service, air passengers are forced to travel to Nepalgunj in order to travel back to Surkhet. Locals of Jumla have expressed their aggression towards the province government for not being able to connect Jumla and Surkhet through an air route.

Three injured as van overturns

Published On: August 1, 2018 12:35 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, August 1: Three people were injured when a van (Ka 1 Ja 26) overturned in a curved road along the Karnali highway on Wednesday.

Office bearers and employees divided over Jumla incident

Published On: July 29, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, JULY 29: The office-bearers and employees of the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) have expressed conflicting views about the clash between supporters of Dr Govinda KC and police during the forced airlifting of the agitating surgeon who was then on the 20th days of his 15th fast-unto-death staged at the academy.

People's representative's join hands to curb child marriage

Published On: July 26, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 26: The alarming rise in the number of child marriages in the district has compelled the representatives of Patarasi Rural Municipality to join hands with various stakeholders to curb this ill practice.

Dr KC refuses to see docs from Kathmandu

Published On: July 6, 2018 06:37 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 6: Stating that no action of the government other than addressing his demands for medical education reforms is important, Dr Govinda KC has refused the services of doctors sent to Jumla, where he is on a fast-unto-death since the last six days. “The health personnel in Jumla itself will save my life, I will not accept help from the team sent by the government,” said the senior orthopedic surgeon. This is his 15th fast-unto-death in support of his cause.

Dr KC wins more support on fifth day of protest

Published On: July 5, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 5: With more and more people showing their support and solidarity, the 15th fast-unto-death staged by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has created quite a stir on its fifth day.

We can’t treat Dr KC at present site: Doctors

Published On: July 4, 2018 06:02 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 4: The medical team deployed by Karnali Institute of Health  Sciences for the treatment of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has returned following lack of cooperation from the local administration.

Contradictory decision puts Dr. KC's life at risk in Jumla

Published On: July 3, 2018 11:32 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 3: Acting against its own letter to the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) issued yesterday, the District Administration Office (DAO), Jumla has barred the medical college not to provide treatment inside of the hospital.

DAO Jumla orders KIHS for best treatment as Dr Govinda KC's health deteriorates

Published On: July 2, 2018 03:22 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 2: District Administrative Office (DAO) Jumla wrote a letter to Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) amid deteriorating health condition of Dr. Govinda KC who is staging his 15th fast-unto-death hunger strike at Jumla.

KC supporters gather in Jumla

Published On: July 2, 2018 05:20 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 1: A day after senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC started his hunger strike, hundreds of people have gathered at the protest site in Jumla’s headquarters Khalanga to support his crusade for medical education reform.

Dr KC's first night of 15th fast-unto-death in darkness

Published On: July 1, 2018 07:54 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 1: Dr Govinda KC’s first night of 15th fast-unto-death has been completed in darkness. Crusader for medical education reform and  senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC initiated his 15th fast-unto-death, in Jumla on Saturday afternoon. He began the hunger strike under police custody but  was subsequently released .

Dr KC starts 15th hunger strike, is briefly arrested

Published On: July 1, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 30: Crusader for medical education reform and  senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC initiated his 15th fast-unto-death, in Jumla on Saturday afternoon. He began the hunger strike under police custody but  was subsequently released .

Protest at DAO by Jumla health workers

Published On: June 26, 2018 02:20 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 26: Blaming government for not providing salary and allowance to local level health workers, Jumla based health workers have started sit-in protest at District Administrative Office (DAO). They are asking for immediate salary and allowance.

Uterine prolapse rampant in Karnali

Published On: June 26, 2018 04:10 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 26: Hojila Shahi, a victim of uterine prolapse since a long time, was always hesitant to disclose her problem. The local of Shyarpunath Municipality of Jumla said that the society's outlook toward females with uterus related problems was appalling. Shahi said, “As long as a women's body is in good health, they are showered with love and the second something goes wrong, they are left alone.”

30 wards in Jumla without health posts

Published On: June 23, 2018 04:15 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 23: There isn’t a single health post in any of the 30 wards of Jumla district. This district with a total of 60 wards has seven rural municipalities and one municipality. Though the public has lamented the extremely sorry state of health facilities, authorities do not promise a sign of change anytime soon.

Lack of disabled-friendly buildings a problem in Jumla

Published On: June 13, 2018 09:09 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 13: Almost all government and non-government organizations in Jumla district do not have disabled-friendly office buildings. Most of the offices are located on the second floor, making it difficult for people with disabilities to get access.

Tara Air plane’s disaster averted

Published On: June 10, 2018 09:18 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

All the 19 people on board the Tara Air twin otter plane including the flight crew are said to be safe. The nose of the plane is still stuck in the barbed wire.

Health workers threaten to shutdown health services in Jumla

Published On: June 8, 2018 12:53 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 8: Health workers said that they’d be forced to disrupt all health services in Jumla if the government failed to release their due salaries and incentives by the end of this month.

Declining water sources hit livelihoods of Jumla folks

Published On: May 28, 2018 07:14 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 28: Kali Bahadur Rawat of Lihi Gaun of Jumla claims that his village was known as the storehouse of grains until a decade ago. Farmer never had to worry about water for irrigation as there used to be sources of water in abundance. Locals used to grow enough crops for themselves while the excess production was sold in the market. However, those sources of water have dried up in the recent days due to prolonged drought.

Children sent to orphanage in Rukum living miserable life

Published On: May 23, 2018 08:40 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 23: Twenty four students of Jumla were sent to an orphanage in Rukum for free education and accommodation as per the recommendation of chiefs of ward no 1 and 2 of Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla.