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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: National Information Commission on Monday has urged the government to make necessary arrangements regarding the dissemination of information to the public about preventive measures against the pandemic of dengue disease.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, on Monday said that the government has attached a high priority to family planning programs.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), which started working on the missing records of its staffers in the last week of November last year, is yet to finalize the report though the ministry had promised to resolve the matter in a month.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Ministry of Health and Population has planned to expand free dialysis in 16 districts representing the seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The government, which has assigned two secretaries at the  Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP),  has now divided their responsibilities.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Two secretaries are head to head at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) since last Tuesday. There is only one room for the office of secretary at the MoHP.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought papers from the government regarding its decision on transferring the health secretary after ousted secretary Dr Pushpa Chaudhary moved the apex court.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Ministry of Health and Population is uncertain about the status of some 8,000 of its staffers as they do not figure in the records of the Department of Civil Personnel Record, said MoHP officials.