KATHMANDU, June 9: Lekhnath Bhattarai, a medical lab technologist (authorized sixth level) working at the National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu, has been arrested by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: A study carried out through gene sequencing of the novel coronavirus has confirmed the presence of the ‘Delta variant’ in Nepal. The genetic study conducted at the Central Department of Biotechnology and the National Public Health Laboratory has shown traces of the delta variant in 41 samples.
BIRGUNJ, April 13: Three Indian nationals, who had entered Nepal defying the nationwide lockdown enforced by both the countries, have tested positive for coronavirus. Tests conducted at the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) confirmed the results.
KATHMANDU, April 6: As Nepal recorded the first locally-transmitted case of COVID-19 on Saturday, there is a growing concern about a likely outbreak should a mass testing campaign not be rolled out soon.
KATHMANDU, March 30: After several news reports emerged that patients with coronavirus-like symptoms were not attended by medics, the government on Sunday directed hospitals across the country to provide proper health care service to patients needing urgent health assistance.
Over the past few weeks, the rise in the number of dengue patients has been alarming to say the least. According to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, over 5000 people across the country have tested positive for dengue till date. In Kathmandu, over half of the people visiting the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital are found to be suffering from dengue. What makes matters worse is that the incessant rainfall the capital is witnessing at the moment is believed to bring about a further surge in dengue causing mosquitoes.