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.

Did the police lie from its press release about Jumla's incident? Experts skeptical.

KATHMANDU, July 13: In support of Dr Govinda KC, residential doctors from TU Teaching Hospital demonstrated at Maitighar Mandala on Friday.

JUMLA, July 4: The medical team deployed by Karnali Institute of Health  Sciences for the treatment of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has returned following lack of cooperation from the local administration.

ROLPA, June 22: Primary Health Center Holeri of Rolpa, a sole large health center of western Rolpa, is deprived of doctors for past two months.

LAHAN, June 18: Saturday 1 pm at the Shivam Medicene Center that claims to be part of Indian clinic 'Nageshwori Chandasi Dawakhana' at Lahan main market area. Shrawan Yadav, 55 and his 'doctor' from Calcutta of India, Bidhut Roy are talking about Yadav's health complications.

Doctor’s 12 year son shot dead

June 11, 2018 10:03 am

RAUTAHAT, June 11: An abducted child in Rautahat was found dead early morning today on the shore of Bagmati River, 15 kilometer away from Gadimai municipality-5. Yuvaraj Shah, the 12 year son of doctor Dilip Shah of Katahariya Municipality – 9 was shot dead by his captors, according to police.

GORKHA, June 9: Uhiya village of Gorkha is unique. Here, people take medicines from doctors but hardly take it without getting it treated by shamans. Preferring shaman's directions to that of doctors is a rule of thumb here. Everyone is comfortable about it here around, reports a local Janga Bahadur Gurung.

A doctor’s complaint

June 3, 2018 01:30 am

No doctor should be barred from pursuing a post graduate degree during the contract period

Doctors are preparing for a spike in Rohingya women giving birth amid claims many were subjected to sexual violence nine months ago.

SIRAHA, March 16: Rambilas Yadav of Mirchaiya-8, Phulbariya sustained a deep cut to his hand while collecting fodder on Tuesday. He immediately rushed to a local health post for treatment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Ethical Committee of the Nepal Medical Council (NMC) has interrogated two doctors of Norvic International Hospital for carrying out surgery on a patient mistakenly on the right leg instead of the problematic left leg.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26:  Nepal Medical Council (NMC) has started the process to grill the doctors of Norvic International Hospital for their utter negligence while operating on a patient.

DOTI, Feb 26: Health services across Doti have been badly affected since the last four days after the doctors working at the District Hospital left the district on Wednesday citing security concerns.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Kathmandu District Court has extended the judicial remand of 14 foreigners and three Nepali citizens arrested from various hospitals in the capital on the charge of working without permission. The court has remanded them in custody for seven days for further investigation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Monday arrested as many as 17 foreign doctors and three hospital entrepreneurs from various hospitals in the capital on charge of working without permission.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26:  Following warning from Nepal Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) to halt services except emergency in teaching hospitals, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has forwarded documents to the concerned authorities to pay the resident doctors at teaching hospitals across the country.

Jan 22: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke his dry spell in a powerhouse performance Sunday - but it wasn't his goal-scoring that made headlines.

President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

GULMI, Dec 21:  A patient admitted to Resunga Hospital of Gulmi has apparently died due to the negligence of doctors.

Dubious doctors

December 6, 2017 02:00 am

Medical licensing failure

Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, KANACHANDPUR, Oct 9: Service except for emergency at Mahakali Zonal Hospital in Kanchanpur has been halted from Sunday morning over health worker's protest against an attack on them.

GAIGHAT, UDAYAPUR Oct 1: Patients visiting the District Hospital Udaypur based in Bokse, looking for treatment have been deprived of the service as hospital doctors are on the Dashain leave for over a week.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The doctors have called off their protests after a four-point agreement was reached between the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and the government sides today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Government has urged protesting doctors to withdraw their protest of shutting all health institutions across the country.

DHARAN, Sept 24: Jamuna Rai, who has been suffering from the neurological disorder, is originally from Udayapur. Currently, she is living with her brothers in Dharan for the treatment of her ailment. Her illness often knocks her unconscious. In such situation, her brothers take her to the nearby Out Patients Department (OPD) of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) where she gets treatment and medication.

KATHMANDU, August 27: Health professionals associated with Nepal Medical Association (NMA) are all set to work wearing black armbands from Monday as part of their protests against granting affiliation to Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC).

RASUWA, August 27: Almost 27 months have elapsed since the devastating earthquake of 2015 but the government is yet to rebuild the district hospital which was damaged in the quake. This has compelled doctors to treat patients under makeshift tents.

Mahendranagar (Dhanusha), Aug 25: Health Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel has directed doctors working at government health facilities not to operate private clinics.

JAJARKOT, August 10: Expressing solidarity with Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death demanding reforms in medical education sector, Jajarkot-based doctors boycotted hospital wards on Thursday.

ROLPA, August 6: The maternity service has still not resumed at the Rolpa District Hospital, Reugha after the resignation of its trained doctor more than two months ago.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Nepal Medical Association (NMA), an umbrella organization of medical and dental doctors, on Saturday warned that they would bring health service to a grinding halt nationwide as a last resort to fulfill demands raised by Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The number of Influenza virus type 'A' (H1N1) patients in the capital and other parts of the country is on the rise. Two patients succumbed to this viral disease medically known as 'swine flu' in the period of two months.