KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Health workers involved in COVID-19 treatment have been asked to stay in quarantine or isolation facilities only if they develop symptoms related to COVID-19 infection or test positive for the virus.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The Ministry of Health and Population will conduct the COVID-19 test on the health workers working in prevention and control of the deadly infection as well in the treatment of the infected ones.
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.
There has been a lot of discussion and news about shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) not only in Nepal but globally. In some hospitals, including in the US, health care workers are compelled to work without PPE. Due to looming shortages of PPEs globally, the US President has ordered the companies not to export any PPEs to other countries.
TIKAPUR, April 3: Health workers deployed at several quarantine facilities set up by the government in the western region have complained of the lack of minimum protective equipment. As they have to handle even people potentially infected with the novel coronavirus, which is highly contagious, the lack of proper gloves, masks and thermometer guns has left them anxious.
HUMLA, Jan 27: Seven people from several parts of Humla have died reportedly due to seasonal flu over the last three weeks. The deceased are from Chankheli, Kharpunath and Sarkegand areas, according to government authorities.
ROLPA, Dec 15: Tussles between health workers and patients are not unusual at Pang Health Post in Lungri Rural Municipality. Patients vent out their anger against the staffers for the lack of beds, doctors, or medicines. Of late, new mothers are seen complaining about the lack of allowances. Even though they are entitled to get Rs 2,000 for delivering a baby at government-run health institutions, new mothers here have not received it for some time.
SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 2: The only district hospital at Solukhumbu's Phaplu is without any doctors at present, as none of the doctor chose to work in Solukhumbu following the adjustment process of health workers. Due to this, patients are obliged to run to hospitals in Kathmandu and Okhaldhunga for even small medical needs.
RASUWA, Sept 2: Deployment of a professional health worker to educate mothers about childcare has seen tangible results in Rasuwa. Earlier Female Health Volunteers (FHV were responsible for organizing mothers’ group, locally known as ‘Ama Samuha,’ and training them on childcare. But they rarely engaged the mothers.