KATHMANDU, May 16: The Ministry of Health and Population has made new arrangements to treat COVID-19 infected in 11 different COVID-dedicated and other hospitals in the Valley. These hospitals will now decide whether to send the infected home, admit them or keep them in the ICU, depending on the situation. According to the new rule, the infected will have to go to the hospital. Earlier, patients used to stay at home and visit hospitals only after oxygen levels depleted.
KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Following the death of a doctor due to COVID-19 in Surkhet district yesterday, the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) submitted a memorandum to the Ministry of Health and Population to take all the responsibility of the entire management including medical expenses if any health worker catches the virus.
KATHMANDU, May 23: After the confirmation of 36 new cases of coronavirus in various districts today afternoon, Nepal's COVID-19 tally jumped to 584, according to Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
KATHMANDU, April 17: The Ministry of Health and Population will conduct the COVID-19 test on the health workers working in prevention and control of the deadly infection as well in the treatment of the infected ones.
KATHMANDU, April 8: The World Bank has approved a fast-track US$ 29 million COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help Nepal prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness. According to World Bank officials, the agreement was signed today by the Ministry of Finance and the World Bank.
KATHMANDU, April 8: While the government on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown to a third week to prevent a possible outbreak of COVID-19, several stakeholders in the health sector say that Nepal will not be able to handle an outbreak as it has less than 300 working ventilators for the entire population.
KATHMANDU, April 5: With the confirmation of the first locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Nepal, epidemiologists have warned that the case is a sign of possible outbreak of the deadly disease in the country. Alarmed by the latest report, they have urged the government to focus on “TEST” as recommended by the World Health Organisation to contain the disease.
KATHMANDU, April 4: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday urged the public to fill correct information about themselves in a newly-launched mobile application on COVID-19, after finding that the information – addresses, phone numbers, names – entered by many people were incorrect.
KATHMANDU, April 3: The Ministry of Health and Population has said no new case of COVID-19 was reported on Friday. Ministry Spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota shared this information at the press conference.
KATHMANDU, April 2: Amid widespread criticism, the Ministry of Health and Population has scrapped a controversial procurement deal that it had signed with the Omni Group for supplying essential medical equipment needed for containing any spread of the COVID-19 in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, March 30: Lab tests for the coronavirus are to begin in the provinces too. A day after BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences began the COVID-19 test for the first time outside Kathmandu, the Ministry of Health and Population is going to start such tests at Janakpur, Butwal, Hetauda, Pokhara and Surkhet.
KATHMANDU, March 30: Although officials at Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) claimed that they decided to procure medical supplies without following competitive bidding process, medical suppliers in the country have dismissed the claim, saying that sealed quotation invited by the ministry was ignored in collusion with certain business group.
KATHMANDU, March 29: Dozens of packets filled with medical supplies from neighboring country China arrived in Kathmandu to assist Nepal in its fight against the deadly COVID-19 were handed over to the government officials today.
KATHMANDU, March 29: The government has been bringing 30 tons of medical kits including the much-needed swab testing kits for the laboratories and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors from China on a chartered flight of the national flag career.
KATHMANDU, March 29: It has been revealed that the medical equipment and other logistics that the government has procured from China for the treatment of coronavirus-infected patients have been purchased at exorbitantly high prices, raising serious concerns over massive financial irregularities in the deal.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: All the 175 Nepalis evacuated from China’s Hubei province and quarantined at Kharipati in Bhaktapur since Sunday morning have tested negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Wednesday citing initial test results.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Ncell Private Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and UNICEF is supporting the government for the National Measles Rubella (MR) Campaign 2020. The government aims to immunize over 3 million children across the country between the ages of 9 months to 5 years as a part of this much anticipated campaign.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A day after the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed that a Nepali student returning from China had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, two more persons suspected to be infected with the same pathogen have been admitted at the Shukraraaj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), a government official said.
KATHMANDU, July 1: The Ministry of Health and Population has launched the Health Policy 2019 aiming to create opportunities so that the general public would be able to enjoy the basic rights to health enshrined by the constitution.
KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Dr Pushpa Chaudhari, who had fallen into controversy related to the Kathmandu National Medical College, has been transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Dr Chaudhari has been accused of playing a supportive role to illegally grant permission to the medical college to run a hospital.