DHARAN, Oct 26: After exposing that the doctors at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have been prescribing food supplements to patients unnecessarily, the market monitoring by the Department of Drug Administration (DDA) also found that hospitals in Jhapa and Biratnagar have been following the same practice to get commissions from the companies producing food supplements.
BUTWAL, Sept 7: Pyuthan District Hospital received the permission to have 50 beds three years ago. However, the congested and dilapidated building of the hospital does not have more than 25 beds. Though it has a quota for eight doctors, the hospital is dependent on just three doctors for long now. The absence of pediatrician, gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon and general surgeon, among the health experts of the other sectors fall hard on service seekers. The hospital does not have even an accountant which has affected the purchase of drugs and necessary equipment.
RAMECHHAP, June 22: Baduli Basel, 54, of Torakpur village in Doramba Rural Municipality was having health problems since quite some time. Fatigue, dizziness, fever and discharge of dirty water from vagina had been bothering the mother of four.
DHADING, June 21: Eleven medics including doctors hired on contract at the Dhading District Hospital do not remember the last time they collected their salaries. In fact they have been working without pay for the past 11 months.
KATHMANDU, June 16: A new community hospital is to be constructed in Chandragiri. With Rs. 30 million support from the State 3 government and Rs. 10 million of its own, the Chandragiri municipality is constructing the hospital at Matatirtha in ward no. 8 of the municipality.
BANKE, May 16: Sickle cell anemia has emerged as a critical health problem in western Tarai due to lack of proper medical equipment for the treatment of this inherited condition. Patients have been left helpless since the machine used in the treatment of this chronic illness stopped operating at Bheri Provincial Hospital (BPH).
BANKE, Feb 28: A few days ago, Shyam Kumari Chaudhary of Khayarbhatti in Banke district fell critically ill. Her settlement lies in the middle of a jungle, with no road connectivity. So her husband Nanda Kishor could not think of taking her to Nepalgunj for treatment. However, he made her sit on the back of his bicycle and took her to a hospital in Baghauda of India.
BHAKTAPUR, Feb 21: To a great joy of the locals, Bhaktapur Municipality is set to start its own hospital service. With this, the municipality is going to be the first among six metropolis and the 293 municipalities across the country to operate its own hospital.
ILAM, Jan 14: Senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr Govinda KC has been prescribed a better-equipped hospital after his condition deteriorated.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20: With a fluffy red cap and a bulging bag slung over his shoulder, Obama delivered presents (and more than a few gasps) to the young patients at Children’s National hospital in Northwest Washington on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The oldest hospital in the country, Bir Hospital, is in the process of getting a separate well-equipped building for surgery within the next two years. The proposed nine-storey building will have 15 operation theatres.
GORKHA, Nov 12: There are 25 ambulances operating in Gorkha but none is available for emergency services, thanks to the monopoly of drivers. On Saturday, 21 people were injured when a passenger bus en route to Gorkha from Abukhaireni met with an accident. Locals and relatives started looking for ambulances to carry the injured to the hospital. Sadly, they could find none.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has been receiving treatment at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre in the capital since October 29, is likely to be discharged from the hospital today evening, a key aide to the prime minister said.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Amid some instances of political and religious violence in different parts of the country, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital since Monday, called the defense and home ministers to the hospital on Wednesday to discuss the security situation in the country.
DHADING, Sept 27: Setimaya Rana, a six-month pregnant would-be mother, was not feeling her baby's movement since the last few days. Worried, she went to the Dhading District Hospital for consultation on Monday.
UDAYAPUR, Sept 13: With the three medical officers quitting the job in Katari Hospital in Udayapur district at the same time, the Hospital has been facing shortage of health workers, which has affected the health services.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Dr Govinda KC, who is being treated at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) after ending his 15th hunger strike on 27th day on July 26, is to be discharged from the hospital within a couple of days.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Tri-Chandra Military Hospital has resumed medical services from Friday. Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri inaugurated the reconstructed hospital building and started medical services amid a function on Friday.
DANG, Aug 2: Lamahi Hospital, which is visited by dozens of patients from towns and rural villages of Dang, has stopped providing x-ray, ambulance and several other kinds of health services in lack of staffs. The hospital became unable to provide such services after nine of its staff members’ employment contract was not renewed by its development committee. The institution was already struggling with the shortage of doctors and nurses.
US, July 25: American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato was hospitalized in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday as a result of an apparent heroin overdose, TMZ reported, citing a law enforcement source.The sources indicated that Lovato, 25, was found unconscious and treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotics overdoses, at her home in Hollywood Hills sometime before noon local time. She was then taken to the hospital.
KATHMANDU, July 20Amnesty International Nepal has expressed its serious concerns over the use of force by Nepal Police at the Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla on Thursday to bring Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu.Dr KC started a hunger-strike at the KAHS on June 30 demanding key reforms in the health sector including withdrawal of the Medical Education Bill from parliament.