KATHMANDU, April 19: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has warned doctors and health workers working under it that it is illegal for them to work full-time in private health institutions.

BIRENDRANAGAR: The death of 22-year-old Bhima Gurung Balami of Pipalkot, Aathbis Municipality-5 of Dailekh, during treatment at Karnali Provincial Hospital has sparked protests from her relatives.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) Nepal has deputed medical teams comprising foreign doctors in three places of Solukhumbu and Manang districts for the treatment of domestic and foreign trekkers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Doctors have highlighted a surge in the number of patients suffering from seasonal diseases as the cold weather intensifies. Major hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley report an increase in the cases of swine flu (H1N1), viral pneumonia, cold, and bacterial pneumonia.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has demanded action against the culprits who assaulted doctors of Patan Academy of Health Sciences.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: A group of over 25 doctors from Lumbini Province has been dispatched to the earthquake-affected areas in Jajarkot and Rukum West districts. These medical professionals, comprising doctors from two provincial hospitals, are on a mission to provide critical care to those injured in the earthquake that struck Jajarkot and Rukum West.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Two individuals who assaulted doctors at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara and vandalized the hospital three weeks ago have been sent to jail. Similarly, seven other individuals involved in the incident were released on bail after paying a bail of Rs 100,000 each.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Police on Sunday nabbed two youths for assaulting doctors of Kathmandu Medical College at Sinamangal in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested the government to create an environment where essential health services are not stopped.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Ministry of Health and Population has issued a circular to all health institutions to keep a notice board containing information about the legal provisions for punishing people who mistreat doctors and attack health institutions.

CHITWAN, Sept 27: Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said the government will take the responsibility of providing security to doctors.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: In response to a disturbing pattern of attacks on medical professionals, doctors have staged protests in the streets.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Police have arrested one more person in connection with the assault on two doctors in Hetauda.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 21: The health workers of Sripur Primary Health Center in Belauri, Kanchanpur, have demanded action against those involved in physically assaulting them as they were involved in the treatment of patients.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Doctors at the TU Teaching Hospital are currently staging a protest by suspending all non-emergency services including OPD (Outpatient Department) services today.

HETAUDA, Sept 16: The District Police Office, Hetauda has received permission to detain four attackers on doctors for three more days for further investigation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: President Ram Chandra Paudel has presented this year's 'Women in Medicine in Nepal 2023' awards to five doctors.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The recent assault on doctors in Hetauda has sparked outrage on social media. The attack on two doctors in Hetauda has prompted doctors to express their concerns about the safety of medical professionals in Nepal and the lack of interest shown by relevant authorities.

MAKWANPUR, Sept 15: Doctors of Hetauda Hospital resigned en masse on Thursday after physical assault of two doctors working at Sancho Hospital in Hetauda by a group on Wednesday. A total of 78 doctors working in the hospital submitted their resignations to the Medical Superintendent Dr Ram Chandra Sapkota citing concerns for their safety.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The esteemed 'white coat' holds a distinct reverence, expressing both its significance and limitations. Traditionally reserved for patient care and medical duties, the white coat has symbolized professionalism and responsibility. However, a recent episode has stirred discussion, challenging the sanctity of this iconic attire.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: In an ongoing crackdown against individuals possessing fraudulent certificates, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has apprehended an additional doctor.

Everything was normal. Every morning at 5 a.m., my phone's alarm reminded me that it was another day to get up and work, something I always liked doing. I prevented it from dozing and stayed in my dreams since "morning sleep" is inescapable.

Local governments in Karnali Province are offering scholarships to aspiring local students to study medicine, engineering and chartered accountancy, among other courses, to address the shortage of skilled human resource.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Doctors have urged the government to immediately control dengue outbreak across the country.

MUSTANG, May 14: Mustang district which lies in the himalayan region and was unaffected by the first wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has witnessed a surge in infected patients from the second variant of the virus.

Doctors at Bir Hospital resign en masse

November 5, 2020 14:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: A total of 16 doctors at the emergency department of Bir Hospital resigned en masse as the hospital management failed to fulfill their demands.

KARNALI, Aug 27: At least six doctors working at Karnali Provincial Hospital in Surkhet have tested positive for COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, Aug 9: The Indian Medical Association says 196 doctors have died of COVID-19 so far and, in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requested adequate care for physicians and their families.

BIRATNAGAR, April 8: The government of province 1 has announced a compensation of Rs five million for the families of health workers and other caregivers if they die in the course of handling COVID-19 cases. The move comes amid growing number of doctors and health workers expressing reluctance to provide care to COVID-19 patients fearing the contagion.

LAHAN, Jan 7: Three newborns died at a Lahan-based private hospital on a single day, it has been learnt. The babies born on Friday at Saptarishi Hospital, Lahan were declared dead one after another within 24 hours.

DHADING, June 21: Eleven medics including doctors hired on contract at the Dhading District Hospital do not remember the last time they collected their salaries. In fact they have been working without pay for the past 11 months.

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, June 14: Thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Friday to demand better security at hospitals days after junior doctors in the city of Kolkata were attacked, leaving services in many government-run health facilities paralyzed.

Doctors and development

May 26, 2019 01:00 am

Some doctors are not sympathetic to their patients. They launch their stethoscopes at private clinics and hospitals against their patients to make quick bucks

Agitating docs suspend protest

April 13, 2019 22:38 pm

KATHMANDU, April 13: The agitating doctors have postponed their protest and have decided to return to their respective workplaces from Sunday.

Patients hit hard at Bir

April 11, 2019 07:54 am

KATHMANDU, April 11: Patients coming to the government hospitals in the capital after being referred by hospitals in their districts faced difficulties as doctors have boycotted their duty except for emergency services for the last six days.

POKHARA, April 11: The agitation by doctors against the civil service adjustment bill has impacted badly on patients across the country, including in Kaski and Baglung. With OPD services halted, patients in the two districts have waited it out under the open sky . Some doctors are attending to them amid all the chaos.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Around 50,000 patients coming to government hospitals across the country have been affected by a doctors' strike . Doctors at the government hospitals have halted all services except emergency from Friday onwards, to protest the government's move to adjust them under the federal structure as per a newly-introduced civil service policy.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The Government Doctors' Association of Nepal (GODAN) said that government doctors across the country would halt all services except emergency from Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Government Doctors' Association of Nepal said that they’d halt all services except emergency from tomorrow.

Doctors in distress

March 27, 2019 01:00 am

Doctors are paid poorly. They do not get housing and transport perks and even salaries are, at times, delayed or unpaid for months

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Doctors working at government health institutions have issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to address their demands. The doctors have announced to boycott all services except emergency from Wednesday (February 27) onward if their demands are not met.

Protesting govt docs boycott work

February 23, 2019 09:33 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The doctors working at government health facilities across the country boycotted all services except emergency on Friday on the last day of their latest phase of protest against the government’s civil servants adjustment plan.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Following appeals from various professionals, civil society leaders and politicians including former president Dr Ram Baran Yadav to save his life, Dr Govinda KC ended his fast-unto-death on Friday evening.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Dr Govinda KC’s condition has become critical and needs intensive care treatment, according to doctors attending to him. However, Dr KC, who was on the 21st day of his hunger strike on Tuesday, has refused intensive care, according to the doctors.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The National Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) and the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have warned of strong protests to pressure the government to fulfill Dr Govinda KC's demands.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the regulatory body for doctors, has suspended two doctors for falsifying the medical report in a rape case.

DHADING, Sept 27: Setimaya Rana, a six-month pregnant would-be mother, was not feeling her baby's movement since the last few days. Worried, she went to the Dhading District Hospital for consultation on Monday.

India-trained dentists also highest among failures

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The doctors' strike on Sunday brought health services in the country to a standstill, leaving hundreds lined up in front of hospitals in the hope of receiving treatment.

DHANGADHI, Aug 3: Bishwanath Ojha of Attariya in Kailali district took his father to Seti Zonal Hospital for treatment on April 10.