Pabitra Sunar

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Risk of dengue infection to last one and half months more

Published On: September 24, 2022 10:30 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Experts have pointed out that the dengue infection that started last June has not come under control yet even after the mid-week of September and that the risk of infection will last for another one and a half month.

Sukraraj Tropical hospital alone receiving hundreds of dengue patients daily

Published On: September 5, 2022 12:30 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Dengue infection which has been spreading in the Kathmandu Valley for three weeks has now spread from house to house, according to doctors.

Doctors at Bir Hospital surgically remove tumor weighing 1kg

Published On: July 26, 2022 01:07 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, July 26: A tumor weighing 1 kg that grew on a woman's head has been surgically removed at the National Academy of Medical Sciences Bir Hospital. The tumor on the head of 37-year-old Pramisha Sherpa of Ramechhap was surgically removed by the neurosurgery department of the hospital on Monday.

BA-5 is the fastest spreading subspecies of COVID-19 so far

Published On: July 12, 2022 12:20 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, July 12: The coronavirus infection has been on the rise in Nepal for the past two weeks. Out of 3,020 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the virus was confirmed in 168. Of the 3,045 samples tested on Sunday, 121 were confirmed coronavirus positive, 102 were infected on Saturday and 98 were confirmed positive on Friday.

E. coli found in drinking water

Published On: June 28, 2022 03:10 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, June 28: As per the study carried out by the National Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), the cholera-causing bacterium E. coli has contaminated drinking water sources in Kathmandu. Dr Chuman Lal Das, Chief of EDCDC, states that among different water sources of the valley evaluated by the department, the bacteria were discovered in the water of Bagbazar, Dilli Bazaar, and Sanepa,

Cholera confirmed in yet another person in Kathmandu Valley

Published On: June 21, 2022 07:30 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

Kathmandu, June 21: Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital has confirmed cholera in one more person along with the spread of diarrhea for the past one week in the Kathmandu Valley.

Accused Shrestha to undergo DNA test

Published On: June 15, 2022 03:21 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, June 15:  According to the National Women’s Commission, Shiva Raj Shrestha, the accused of raping 19 years old single mother Niharika Rajput, who is on a hunger strike at Basantapur for the past five days, will undergo a DNA test to know if his DNA matches with that of Rajput’s son.

Every day 882 people get head injuries in Nepal

Published On: March 22, 2022 11:30 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, March 22: Everyday 882 people get head injuries due to various reasons in Nepal while 34 people get head injuries every hour, according to the data of 2019.

Other infectious diseases overshadowed by COVID-19

Published On: February 13, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal, other infectious diseases have been overshadowed. As a result, despite the possibility of other reasons for fever, people are getting tested only for the coronavirus.

COVID-19 infection rate decreasing in Nepal

Published On: January 29, 2022 09:49 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Statistics from the Ministry of Health and Population show that the corona infection rate in Nepal has been declining for the past few days. The transmission rate, which stood at 50.8 percent on January 23, is slowly declining.

Govt fails to achieve vaccination target: 9.6 million doses in stock

Published On: January 17, 2022 04:18 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the government's target of vaccinating 66 percent of the population against COVID 19 by mid-January could not be met.

Delta variant detected in 78 percent of samples; doctors advise to adhere to public health standards

Published On: January 12, 2022 12:01 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Delta variant has been found in 78 percent of the samples that had COVID-19 infection recorded between mid-December and mid-January, according to the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL).

Nepal: COVID-19 infection rate rises to 7 percent

Published On: January 9, 2022 03:10 PM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The COVID-19 infection rate, which has been rising daily for the last one week, reached 7.1 percent on Saturday. The infection rate was 2.61 percent last week. The infection rate went up by 4 percent in the last five days.

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).