KATHMANDU, March 23: The District Hospital Doti has started providing free ambulance services to pregnant women visiting the hospital for delivery.

LAHAN, August 16: The driver of an ambulance carrying marijuana was arrested in front of the District Traffic Office in Lahan Municipality-1 along the East-West Highway.

Pedestrian dies in ambulance-hit

August 11, 2022 16:43 pm

KATHMANDU, August 11: A pedestrian died on the spot in Kharanga of Manhari Rural Municipality-9 after he was hit by an ambulance (NA 2 Cha 4161) going to Manhari from Hetauda.

BAITADI, Feb 10: An ambulance provided by the Sudur Paschim provincial government has been found used in smuggling wildlife.

KATARI, Aug 27: At a time when elected representatives are competing with each other to utilize as much state facilities as possible, deputy mayor of Katari Municipality in Udayapur district has announced not to use the car provided by the local government.

RAMECHHAP, June 24: An ambulance met with an accident in Kunauri of Manthali-6 in Ramechhap on Sunday killing the driver and leaving another person critically injured.

KHOTANG, Feb 5: Nara Bahadur Rai, an elderly of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality-3 in Khotang district, lost his life after being drowned in a canal of a small hydropower project last week. Initially, his body was taken to Ainselukharka Primary Health Center for postmortem but there was no doctor.

BANKE, Dec 10: Seven out of eight local levels in Banke, the district in Province 5, do not have own ambulance service. The Narainapur rural municipality purchased an ambulance a few months ago and the ambulance service is irregular here too due to the lack of roads in good condition.

LAMJUNG, Dec 5: The locals, as well as elected representatives of Dordi Rural Municipality in Lamjung district, were quite elated on Monday.

DHADING, Nov 4: Dhading women have bought a honking four-wheeler, ending the long-standing woes to carry expecting women and ailing locals on their backs to the clinics and hospitals.

Monopoly of ambulance drivers

November 12, 2018 07:34 am

GORKHA, Nov 12: There are 25 ambulances operating in Gorkha but none is available for emergency services, thanks to the monopoly of drivers. On Saturday, 21 people were injured when a passenger bus en route to Gorkha from Abukhaireni met with an accident. Locals and relatives started looking for ambulances to carry the injured to the hospital. Sadly, they could find none.

DHADING, Oct 4: Normally, it would only take around one-and-a-half to two hours to reach Kalanki of Kathmandu from Simle of Dhading. Of late, however, the travel time has significantly increased. It now takes at least eight to 12 hours to travel the same distance.

SINDHUPALCHOWK,June 5: People from Thulo Sirubari of Sangachowkgadhi Municipality-13 in Sindhupalchowk have purchased an ambulance through donations they collected through the use of social network site 'Facebook'.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 4: Approximately Rs 1.14 million has been collected under the ambulance purchase fund collection campaign here for buying an ambulance for Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Nagarkot sub-branch.

BARDIA, Feb 1: The Geruwa rural municipality in the district is without ambulance service since the last four months after the ambulance of the local Community Health Service Centre broke down.

PARBAT, Jan 28: The District Hospital of Parbat has suspended ambulance service for the past eight months following malfunctioning of its only ambulance, thus affecting patients.

KABUL, Jan 28: A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban, authorities said.

KABUL, Jan 27: A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 40 people and wounded about 140 in Afghanistan on Saturday when it blew up in an area of the capital near foreign embassies and government buildings.

RUKUM, Jan 17: The Aathbiskot Municipality in the district has come up with a noble idea to minimise death rate among mothers and infants, and childbirth complications, now it is to provide free ambulance service for taking a pregnant woman to a hospital for delivery.

Dial 112 for ambulance service

January 14, 2018 17:34 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The government has initiated the process to launch common telephone number for ambulance service across the country, said the Ministry of Information and Communications.

1 killed in ambulance accident

November 7, 2017 08:32 am

NUWAKOT, Nov 7: Sandip Bharati, 24, of Manahari in Makwanpur district died when an ambulance met with an accident at Bahrabise, Sundaradevi of Tadi rural municipality-4 in the district last night.

PARBAT, Sept 29: An ambulance purchased using Constituency Development Programme's fund was handed over to the Thuli Pokhari Primary Health Care at Kushma Municipality-14 in Parbat district on Thursday.

RAUTAHAT, August 13 : In a tragic incident, six persons died after an ambulance ferrying a pregnant woman in labor pain was washed away by the floods in Rautahat district at around 4 am on Sunday.

JUMLA, June 28: Service seekers have been badly hit after the only ambulance of Malikobota Health Post in Jumla went out of order. In lack of budget to repair it, the ambulance has been stationed at Jumla-based office of Nepal Red Cross Society. The vehicle had sustained damages after colliding with a public bus of Madhyapaschim Yatayat.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS) has commenced additional ambulance service with experienced health workers in two new locations, said the NAS.

Kathmandu, March 8: In a bid to regulate ambulance service, the Ministry of Health is all set to bring Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines-2073.

JUMLA, Jan 16: When Krishna Bahadur Shahi of Kalikakhetu heard the news that the Primary Health Center in his locality will be conducting ambulance service, his happiness knew no bounds. He said, “Now, no one will have to lose their life due to lack of timely cure and treatment services.”

KANCHANPUR, Jan 5: Lawmaker Kriparam Rana has handed an ambulance to Pipaladi Health Post of the district amid a function here today.

KHOTANG, Dec 4: An ambulance provided by the Indian government for District Hospital Khotang remained grounded for the past seven months in a garage as patients toiled to reach hospital.

UDAYPUR, Nov 22: Eye Care Centre at Triyuga Municipality-2, Gaighat, has started providing ambulance service.

Two killed in bus – ambulance collision

November 19, 2016 10:25 am

KAPILVASTU, Nov 19: Two persons were killed and five others seriously injured in a collision involving a bus and an ambulance at Buinchi area at around 3 am this morning.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Ambulance drivers associated with government as well as private hospitals and voluntary organizations ferry patients to hospitals most of the times negotiating their way through heavy traffic in the Kathmandu Valley.