Pabitra Sunar

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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.

Hospitals stop admitting COVID patients due to oxygen shortage

Published On: May 14, 2021 10:00 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, May 14: The number of COVID patients is increasing across the country but hospitals are not able to provide services as per their capacity due to lack of oxygen. With the government authorities enforcing a quota system on oxygen supply, the number of patients that hospitals are admitting has been declining.

ICUs in Valley overwhelmed, patients are flying out to other cities

Published On: May 9, 2021 09:40 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, May 9: COVID-19-infected people are flying out of Kathmandu via helicopters due to the lack of ICUs in the hospitals in the capital city. A 43-year-old man from Baglung reached Charak Hospital in Pokhara by a helicopter after failing to get an ICU bed in the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

As private hospitals turn away COVID patients, government hospitals treat them in chairs and corridors

Published On: May 7, 2021 10:00 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, May 7: The government hospitals have run out of space to treat COVID-19 patients. They are now forced to treat COVID-19 patients by placing them in corridors and chairs in the hospitals.

72 people die of COVID-19 in three days

Published On: April 26, 2021 09:50 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, April 26: A total of 72 people have died in the last three days due to COVID-19 infection, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

Second wave of COVID-19: ‘Hard to save critically-ill patients’

Published On: April 25, 2021 12:17 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, April 25: The medical treatment provided to COVID-19 patients in Nepal is ineffective as the country battles the second wave of the viral disease, according to the Health Emergency and Disaster Management Unit (HEDMU) of the Ministry of Health and Population.

COVID-19 wards crowded with patients, doctors suggest lockdown to break chain of infection

Published On: April 23, 2021 10:29 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, April 23:  The major hospitals in the Kathmandu valley have become beds and ICUs for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. As they are already full of their bed capacity, the hospitals have stated that they are forced to refer them elsewhere in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Number of patients suffering from severe COVID-19 infection sees a spike in Kathmandu Valley

Published On: April 12, 2021 10:17 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

Doctors warn that situation could get worse if precautionary measures are not adopted before it is too late