KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The government has the goal of expanding the access to treatment services for non-communicable diseases to reduce the social and economic cost due to these diseases. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has implemented the multi-sector action plan and strategy to that end.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Ministry of Health and Population has started repairing the damaged medical equipment and appliances at various hospitals in the country.

The COVID-19 infection has emerged as a major concern yet again with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirming on Monday the detection of its new variant in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has initiated a process to appoint a new Executive Director at Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, as the tenure of the incumbent Executive Director Dr Chandramani Adhikari is ending soon.

KATHAMNDU, Dec 1: Health experts have pointed out that Nepal is also at the potential risk of the respiratory disease that has been spreading among Chinese children over the past two weeks. International media have reported that hospitals are full of patients with the disease, which has spread to the surrounding areas of Beijing. The disease and its cause have remained unidentified.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Ministry of Health and Population has started providing mental health services to the patients from 14 districts .

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The Ministry of Health and Population has constituted an 11-member committee chaired by Ministry's additional secretary Dr Tanka Barakoti to coordinate with respective bodies for the security of health professionals.

Kathmandu, Aug 16: The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to launch a vaccination campaign against measles and rubella in all 77 districts across the country within the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Cases of dengue infection have been increasing across the country each day.

KATHMANDU, August 4: The current circulating serotype of dengue virus in the country is DENV-2, according to a study carried out by the Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases Control Division of the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Ministry of Health and Population has directed the hospitals without their own pharmacies on their premises to run pharmacies within a month.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Ministry of Health and Population is currently investigating a complaint regarding the misuse of its website meant to issue COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Ministry of Health and Population has launched a monitoring of pharmacies across the country including the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts).

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Ministry of Health and Population has issued a directive to the National Academy of Medical Sciences to depute long-term health workers and employees from the National Institute of Medical Sciences to designated posting areas.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has predicted that dengue infection is likely to reach its peak in August and October.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Ministry of Health and Population should claim all money collected in taxes from tobacco products, according to Health Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged the ordinary public to take necessary precautions to avoid snake bites in the Terai region, particularly during the summer and monsoon seasons.

The recent detection of Nepal's first case of Monkeypox (Mpox) has sparked grave concerns for public health and safety. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed the presence of this viral illness in a foreign national, underscoring the pressing need for the government to take immediate measures to contain its further spread.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The first case of Monkeypox (Mpox) has been detected in Nepal, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. Issuing a statement on Friday, Ministry's Spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari said that the viral illness was detected in a foreign national.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The Ministry of Health and Population has directed the health institutions not to carry out any activities to identify the gender of babies in pregnant women.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The Ministry of Health and Population has directed health facilities across the country to allocate 10 percent of beds to indigent, helpless and neglected patients for free treatment.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has now made wearing of masks voluntary, with a steady decline in the number of COVID-19 infections.

KATHMANDU, May 28: A total of 14 people have been found to be infected with Covod-19 in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Ministry of Health and Population has prepared to increase the tax on tobacco products.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The World Bank’s (WB) Board of Executive Directors has approved $100 million in financing for the Nepal Quality Health Systems Program.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The government has confirmed 113 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday. The latest bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) says that 113 people were infected with the virus in the last 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in view of the rising infections of the virus.

KATHMANDU, April 4:The Ministry of Health and Population has requested all to stay in isolation immediately after developing the symptoms of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Ministry of Health and Population has stated that coronavirus infection is increasing in Nepal due to the seasonal cold.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The Ministry of Health and Population sent a formal letter to GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) on  January 12, asking the latter to provide 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines for additional vaccinations after the spread of coronavirus infection in the neighboring countries China and India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged all parents to take their children to the nearest health facility for vaccination against rubella and measles.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The Ministry of Health and Population has changed the timing of administering FIPV vaccines against polio.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged the public to be cautious and abide by health safety protocols as the risk of new variants of the coronavirus is increasing in the neighboring countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all to observe precautions as cold has increased across the country including the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: As many as 1,111 dengue cases were reported in Nepal in the last 24 hours, according to health administration officials. With this, the number of dengue patients in Nepal has exceeded 40,000. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the number is based on dengue patients reported in the country since July 17.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: As many as 1,051 people have been infected with dengue on Monday. According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), dengue has been confirmed among 25,543 people till Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Ministry for Health and Population (MoHP) has decided to launch a nationwide campaign to control dengue in view of rapidly growing cases in the country of late.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is to coordinate with provinces and local levels to control dengue infection.

KATHMANDU, July 31: World Alliances for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD), USA, has felicitated Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and Ram Charitra Sah, Executive Director and Environment Scientist of Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) for taking and implementing progressive decisions about Mercury Free Health Care Service and Dentistry in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Ministry of Health and Population directed all the hospitals in the country to observe necessary precautions and be in the state of readiness as the monsoon is already active.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government is preparing to come up with a policy of discouraging the establishment of private hospitals in areas which already have government health facilities.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepal recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 along with 55 recoveries and zero death from the virus on Friday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, April 7: On the occasion of World Health Day, the government has started administering typhoid vaccines to children between the age of one year and three months to 15 years amid a program at Durbar High School from today. PM Sher Bahadur Deuba was the chief guest of the program.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Nepal recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 along with 57 recoveries and zero death from the deadly virus on Wednesday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, April 5: The Ministry of Health and Population is to inoculate 7.5 million children against typhoid.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nepal recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19 along with 215 recoveries and zero death from the deadly virus on Sunday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, March 26: Nepal recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 along with 210 recoveries and zero death from the deadly virus on Saturday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, March 25: Nepal recorded 18 new cases of COVID-19 along with 271 recoveries and zero deaths from the deadly virus on Friday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepal recorded 44 new cases of COVID-19 along with 481 recoveries and one death from the deadly virus on Tuesday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepal recorded 45 new cases of COVID-19 along with 147 recoveries and zero death from the deadly virus on Monday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).