KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The state treasury will likely incur an additional financial burden of Rs 110 million if the plan of the Ministry of Health to purchase iron pills used by women during pregnancy materializes. Iron pills, which are priced at 40 to 50 paisa in the market, are being purchased at an inflated price of 90 paisa by the government, raising the prospects of an additional financial burden of Rs 110 million to the state coffers.
KATHMANDU, March 7: The second phase of the nationwide immunization against coronavirus is beginning today. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is inaugurating the second phase of the immunization campaign by taking a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Chief of the Child Health and Vaccination Unit under the Department of Health Service, Dr Jhalak Sharma Gautam.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Ministry of Health and Population has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to eight private laboratories in the Kathmandu Valley to adjust the charge of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The ministry also warned that it would scrap permission given to them if they failed to abide by the government’s directive within the stipulated deadline.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Ministry of Health and Population said that 1,454 persons were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s national coronavirus case tally to 51,919.
#FLASH: Nepal has reported first coronavirus death. A 29-year-old female from Bahrabise of Sindhupalchowk who died while being taken to Dhulikhel hospital on Thursday for treatment tested positive for the deadly virus during PCR test at NPHL on Saturday, according to Health Ministry.
KATHMANDU, April 1: The government on Tuesday warned not to use rapid test kits for COVID-19. The advisor to the health minister, Dr Khem Karki, speaking during a press meet on Tuesday warned that the results of the kits are not reliable.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 13: Even though Jugal Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk wrote to the Ministry of Health about some suspected cases of novel coronavirus-like disease in Gumba village on Tuesday, the district health authorities on Wednesday, however, said that there is no need to panic since no such cases have been reported so far in that particular village.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 12: Even as Sindhupalchowk's Jugal rural municipality wrote to the Ministry of Health about some suspected cases of novel coronavirus-like disease in Gumba village yesterday, the district health authorities on Wednesday, however, said that there is no need to panic since no such cases have been reported so far in the village.
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Despite a government decision of 2016 to provide free dialysis for those with chronic kidney disease, it has been found that patients are forced to pay a certain amount themselves to meet the cost of peritoneal dialysis.
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.