DHARAN, Nov 9: The 43rd senate meeting of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) has been cancelled after Health Minister Upendra Yadav exerted pressure on acting vice-chancellor of BPKIHS, Dr Guru Khanal, to recommend Dr BN Yadav, the minister's son's to-be father-in-law, for the post of registrar.
A number of anomalies in public and private health institutes are being reported in recent times but the Ministry of Health under Upendra Yadav does not seem to be doing anything substantive to curb them and hold to account those who are neglecting their duties. One such mess recently reported concerns neglect of patients in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu.
Republica and Nagarik have revealed that a multi-billion-rupee universal insurance scheme is in deep trouble. The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scheme has not been able to spend the allocated money each year, the drop outs from the scheme is high in many remote districts and the coverage has not reached a majority of the people. In the meantime Health Minister Upendra Yadav is off to New York for a two-week trip.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The members of parliament (MPs) from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have accused Health Minister Upendra Yadav of not doing enough to tackle the dengue outbreak. Speaking at the parliament on Wednesday, MPs said that the outbreak of mosquito-borne disease could have been prevented had the Ministry of Health and Population responded with urgency in time.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Lawmakers from the ruling and opposition political parties have strongly criticized Health Minister Upendra Yadav in parliament on Thursday for failing to control the dengue outbreak.
First it was only in hot and humid regions of the plains. So Kathmandu did not feel the heat of the attack. Then it was reported from Dharan, a hill town in eastern Nepal. Kathmandu was alarmed but did not do much to nip the problem in the bud. Now it’s here, in Kathmandu, the capital city.