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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.