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Dr Prakash Budhathoky

The author is a treasurer at Central Executive Committee of Nepal Medical Association

Boost Morale of Front-liners

Published On: October 8, 2021 02:09 PM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Our frontline healthcare workers have remained dedicated and risked their lives to fight against this pandemic. A few thousand of them have already been infected with the virus while working with coronavirus patients. They have worked long hours, sacrificed their personal time with the loved ones in their families, and showed empathy to the infected persons. Therefore, we should recognize their contributions and show a sense of gratitude for their efforts, time, and dedication instead of shunning them.

Breastfeeding is the Natural Vaccine

Published On: September 2, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Breastfed children are less likely to be obese or overweight and are less prone to non-communicable diseases later in life. Increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels globally could save more than 820,000 lives and prevent an additional 20,000 cases of breast cancer in women each year.

Herd Immunity Key to End COVID-19

Published On: July 27, 2021 12:02 PM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Nobody is safe until everybody is safe. So a large chunk of the world population needs to be inoculated against COVID-19 so as to develop herd immunity in the population.

Understanding COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts

Published On: May 19, 2021 12:23 PM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

If the patient is given steroid (dexamethasone)/LMWH/antiviral at the onset of pneumonia (Day 3), mortality should be an exception and not a rule.

Combating HIV AIDS

Published On: March 4, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Individuals can reduce the risk of infection by limiting exposure to risk factors.

Take care of your mouth

Published On: December 29, 2020 06:29 AM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Studies have shown than mouthwash and toothpaste can help slow down Covid-19 transmission.

Expectations and reality

Published On: August 21, 2020 01:22 PM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

The budget of this fiscal year was unveiled on May 28 amid the threats of Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, discussions have taken place in the parliament and the political circles regarding whether the budget has addressed the need to develop quality health care infrastructures, medicines and equipment and to expand the services of skilled doctors and health workers for the prevention, control and treatment of the disease. There was a significant increase in budget of the health sector but it was not up to the expectation and need of the time.

How cult practices contributed to Covid-19 spread

Published On: July 9, 2020 08:40 AM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Cult practices are found to be responsible for spread of infection in a number of countries.