Pabitra Sunar

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4.4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccines arrive in Nepal on Friday

Published On: September 18, 2021 09:31 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: A total of 4.4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine purchased by the government from China arrived in Kathmandu on Friday. According to the Supply Division of the Department of Health Services (DoHS), 4.4 million of the total 6 million doses of vaccines purchased from China arrived in Kathmandu on Friday.

Bats that spread Nipah virus are found in abundance in Nepal

Published On: September 14, 2021 05:15 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Experts have warned that Nepal is also at a high risk of the Nipah virus infection. According to Dr Sher Bahadur Pun, coordinator of Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Diseases Hospital’s Research Branch, a species of the bat that spreads the Nipah virus is found in Nepal.

Doctors ask vaccinated people to follow health safety protocols as cases of fresh infections detected among them

Published On: August 12, 2021 05:30 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, August 12: Doctors have urged people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to take all precautionary measures as they may also get COVID infection. They suggested that even after vaccination, one needs to stay safe and follow public health standards to keep others safe. Doctors involved in the treatment of COVID-19 have pointed out that the infection has increased due to the violation of public health standards by the people who have been vaccinated in Nepal.

Hospitals get swamped with patients as Kathmandu Valley sees sharp spike in COVID-19 cases

Published On: August 11, 2021 10:05 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, August 11: The number of critically ill patients at COVID Hospital in the Valley has increased after cases started going up since the last two consecutive weeks.

33 pc population to be vaccinated within mid-October

Published On: August 10, 2021 11:51 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, August 10: More than one-third of the population in Nepal will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-October, according to the Family Welfare Division under the Ministry of Health and Population. The Division has reached this conclusion on the basis of the dose of vaccine that has been imported so far and the vaccine that is due to arrive in Kathmandu by mid-October.

KMC starts robotic surgery service for first time in Nepal

Published On: August 6, 2021 04:56 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, August 6: Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) has started the robotic surgery service for the first time in Nepal. The hospital held a press conference and informed the media about the service.

Third wave of COVID-19 has begun in Nepal: health ministry officials

Published On: August 5, 2021 01:31 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, August 5: The third wave of COVID-19 has begun in Nepal, according to health experts and officials at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in the Kathmandu Valley

Published On: August 2, 2021 09:48 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, August 2: Hospitals have stated that the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital is increasing with the rising infection rate in the valley after the prohibitory order was relaxed. According to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, 20 to 25 corona-infected patients have been admitted daily with symptoms. The number of patients admitted to the hospital on Sunday reached 126.

China to provide additional 6 million doses of COVID vaccine

Published On: July 30, 2021 10:41 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, July 30: China has agreed to provide an additional 6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, China is ready to provide the vaccine through the procurement process. Dr Roshan Pokharel, secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, said with this China will provide 14.4 million vaccines to Nepal. Out of these, 12 million will be provided through procurement process and 3.4 million in the form of grants.

1.6 million doses of COVID vaccine to be administered to people above 55 years

Published On: July 26, 2021 12:07 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Child Health and Immunization Section under the Family Welfare Division has stated that an additional 1.6 million Vero Cell vaccines brought from China will be used to inoculate people who are above 55 years of age. A total of 1.6 million doses of vaccine had arrived in Nepal on Thursday and Saturday.

Teku Hospital sees overwhelming crowd as thousands of people seek vaccination certificates to travel abroad

Published On: July 23, 2021 09:44 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

People planning to go abroad for work and further study are seeking the document after various countries made the vaccination certificate against COVID-19 mandatory. Experts worry that such a large crowd without proper social distancing could spread COVID-19 infection

Majority of SEE students score 90 percent

Published On: July 17, 2021 08:03 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

Govt preparing to publish results by Mid-August

People above 55 years to be prioritized in the upcoming vaccination campaign

Published On: July 12, 2021 12:55 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, July 12:  The Family Welfare Division of the Department of Health Services has said that the priority will be determined on the basis of age group in the upcoming vaccination campaign.

Four dead, four lose eyesight due to black fungus infection in Nepal

Published On: July 4, 2021 12:40 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, July 4: So far, four people have died and four others have lost their eyesight due to the black fungus or mucormycosis infection in Nepal.

Number of non-COVID patients increase in hospitals

Published On: June 30, 2021 10:10 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, June 30: The number of non-COVID patients admitted to the major hospitals has increased in recent days. Until a week ago, only COVID patients were admitted to the major hospitals in the valley.

New mutant of Delta variant of COVID-19 considered less infectious and fatal

Published On: June 22, 2021 12:39 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

“Mutation of the Delta variant might have been the reason behind the decline of COVID-19 cases of late.”

Rate of COVID-19 infection still high even as statistics show otherwise

Published On: June 15, 2021 10:20 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, June 15: Although statistics of the COVID-19 cases released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) show that the number of coronavirus cases is declining daily, stakeholders have maintained that this is not the case.

Nepal to procure 10 million COVID-19 vaccines from China and US

Published On: May 29, 2021 09:55 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, May 29: Nepal is soon to procure 10 million COVID-19 vaccines from China and America, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nepal govt to take Rs 39.60 billion loan for COVID-19 treatment

Published On: May 25, 2021 11:07 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, May 25: The government of Nepal has decided to take an additional loan of Rs 39.60 billion for the treatment of COVID-19 out of which Rs 3.40 billion has already been received.

Risk of COVID-19 infection increases in villages outside Kathmandu Valley

Published On: May 24, 2021 08:25 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, May 24: Although the number of COVID-19 cases is steadily declining in the Kathmandu Valley for the past few days, the number of people coming for treatment from villages outside the valley has witnessed a significant increase, according to the hospitals here.