KATHMANDU, Nov 27: With 1,703 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day, Nepal's coronavirus case tally has reached 229,343.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: A total of 5,699 persons who had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovered in the past one day, the Ministry of Health and Population said in its daily COVID-19 update.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The Ministry of Health and Population has said it will take action against government-owned hospitals not providing treatment to coronavirus-infected people free of cost.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Nepal recorded 1,442 new cases, 3,538 recoveries and 12 deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Nepal recorded 507 new cases, 2878 recoveries and 17 deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nepal recorded 2,111 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal on Wednesday reported 30 more COVID-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, taking the coronavirus death toll to 1,034.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The government has instructed public hospitals to admit and treat COVID-19 patients without asking for deposits.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Nepal recorded 2,942 new cases, 2,326 recoveries and 12 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal added 3,749 new novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the country’s total case count to 1, 21,745.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Wednesday that 2,638 new cases, 2,174 recoveries and 12 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours. This takes the country’s coronavirus case tally to 1,17,996.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: With 2,059 cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day, Nepal’s coronavirus case tally hit 100,676 on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The Kathmandu Valley, which has emerged as a hotspot for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in recent months, saw 1,684 additional cases of coronavirus in the past one day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Nine more fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded across Nepal in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 563.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Nepal’s coronavirus case tally has neared 90,000 after the confirmation of 2,440 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged the general public to stay where they are and celebrate the Dashain and Tihar festivals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Ministry of Health and Population reported a record daily jump of 2,722 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking Nepal's COVID-19 tally to 82,450 as cases surged across the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: With 11 more people dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day, Nepal’s coronavirus-related death toll has soared to 509.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Ministry of Health and Population said on Thursday that 1,559 cases, 1,057 recoveries, and seven deaths linked to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepal witnessed 1,513 cases, 731 recoveries, and 10 fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday said that 1,573 new cases, 10 more fatalities and 885 recoveries linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Nepal witnessed 1,313 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide coronavirus case tally to 70,614.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Seventeen more fatalities, 1,497 new cases and 457 fresh recoveries linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours, in Nepal, taking the country’s COVID-19 case tally to 69,301.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday afternoon said that 1,172 new cases and seven new fatalities linked to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s COVID-19 case tally to 67, 804.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal’s coronavirus death toll climbed to 427 on Monday with 16 people dying of the viral disease in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal has added another 1,325 cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 10 more fatalities linked to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total coronavirus case tally to 64,122, the Ministry of Health and Population said during its daily media briefing Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported a record daily jump of 1,539 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, taking Nepal's COVID-19 tally to 58,327 as cases surged across the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Ministry of Health and Population said that 1,459 persons were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s national coronavirus case tally to 56,788.

In 2016, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) contributed to 66 percent of the total deaths in Nepal. For the United States, this number stood at 88 percent and for OECD countries it was 87 percent. It is a feature of the developed world that NCDs be their greatest challenge and a feature of ours that children in remote villages like Jajarkot die every year from communicable diseases such as diarrhea. When our country cannot even at times provide access to adequate amount of Jeevanjal and paracetamol, it would be quite naïve to expect them to deliver a vaccine efficiently and uniformly—if and when that arrives.

MUMBAI, Sept 8: India recorded its highest daily deaths from the coronavirus in more than a month on Tuesday, even as new infections slowed, data from the health ministry showed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Ministry of Health and Population has mobilised volunteers at 13 places of the Kathmandu Valley from today for raising public awareness on prevention and control of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has reduced the cost of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test by 1,100.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported a record daily jump of 1,111 coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking Nepal's COVID-19 national tally to 35,529 as cases surged across the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has said that 885 persons tested positive for coronavirus across the country in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Health Ministry has suspected Save the Children, Nepal of cheating The Global Fund for years over the data of the HIV infected Nepalis. According to the Ministry, the organization has faked the data to secure big funds. The organization received 230 million rupees with the help of fake data.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported seven more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 death count to 164.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Nepal reported eight more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 157.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Save the Children under the Global Fund Project handed over seven units of mechanical ventilators to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: At least nine people succumbed to novel coronavirus disease in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours, Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Saturday afternoon.

MANILA, Aug 13: The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 4,002 more novel coronavirus infections and 23 additional deaths in the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal has recorded eight more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has reported five more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus death toll to 70.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Ministry of Health and Population said that 311 new cases of coronavirus and one more COVID-19 related death were recorded in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Monday that 476 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, June 25: With 434 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's Covid-19 tally has climbed to 11162, the Health Ministry (MoHP) said.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The COVID-19 infection toll in Nepal has reached 682 as six new patients tested positive for the deadly virus, the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed.

KATHMANDU, May 9: With seven new cases Saturday morning, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Nepal has reached 109, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said.

Trust the local governments

May 7, 2020 14:46 pm

The Constitution of Nepal-2015 has allocated the power of state among one federal government, seven provincial and 753 local governments, called rural and urban municipalities. Elections of these institutions were held in 2017 and all the office bearers are in place to run the business of the country. A big debate is going on among various sections of Nepali society in respect of the performance of these elected institutions in leading the country, alleviating the hardship of the people and taking the country to the path of prosperity. The issues grappling the public discourse are about rampant corruption, nepotism, favoritism, poor service delivery and high incidence of taxes, fee and charges sapping up the meager income of the people.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Medical doctors have shown no or little interest in applying for government jobs to deal with COVID-19. Very few or no applications were made for various positions advertised by the Ministry of Health and Population(MoHP) some five weeks ago.

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.