KATHMANDU, August 4: COVID-19 hospitals around the country are once again overwhelmed with an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The number of non-COVID patients admitted to the major hospitals has increased in recent days. Until a week ago, only COVID patients were admitted to the major hospitals in the valley.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has instructed the hospitals across the country to make public the treatment cost they charge to COVID-19 patients.

May 27: A day after his father’s demise, Aadarsh Mishra, a popular stand-up comedian from Jeetpur of Bara district, shared a video through his youtube channel. “Dad is no more and National Medical College in Birgunj and Narayani Sub-regional Hospital are responsible for it,” he says in the video. Shortly after he shared the video, it hit the headlines in the country. People began to share his story and post it on their social media walls supporting and condoling him.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Ministry of Finance has agreed to provide additional Rs 81 million for 12 hospitals to install oxygen plants, oxygen tanks, HDU connection and purchase of PCR machines.

TAPLEJUNG, May 22: The Ministry of Finance has agreed to provide Rs 180 million to 13 hospitals across the country including Taplejung District Hospital to purchase and set up oxygen plants.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Karuna Foundation has donated 110 oxygen concentrators to the hospitals and agencies active in the treatment of COVID patients.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The government has warned of taking action against those hospitals asking COVID-19 patients to arrange medical oxygen on their own for treatment.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The District Administration Office, Kathmandu has asked stakeholders, including hospitals, ‘to not create panic among the public in the name of public notices showing oxygen shortage’.

KATHMANDU, May 12: After the government set quotas on oxygen cylinders to be provided to hospitals, various hospitals said they could not admit more COVID-19 patients. The problem arose after the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) set a daily quota of oxygen cylinders for hospitals, saying the demand for oxygen had increased across the country but the supply was not enough. The shortage of medical oxygen started at the hospitals after the CCMC decided to fix the quota on Sunday saying that it will provide oxygen to hospitals across the country based on the data of the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU,  May 11: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order to the government for a smooth management of oxygen and hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.

Doctors say ‘lack of oxygen more serious than lack of beds’

LAHAN, May 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday addressed the nation and said that he won't let anyone die without treatment. But a day after the address, a 45-year-old man, Lok Bahadur Pariyar of Bateshwor Rural Municipality-4 of Dhanusha died because he did not receive treatment.

NEPALGUNJ, April 20: The hospitals in Banke districts have decided to admit only serious COVID-19 patients as the hospitals in the district are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients in recent days.

Doctors, nurses and health staff have to face occupational hazards, including infectious diseases, contaminated puncture wounds, radiation, solvent and chemical exposures, and psychological stress among others.

Government-owned hospitals also found involved in black marketing

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The government is investing 58 billion rupees to install 5 to 15 bed hospitals in 649 local levels in order to increase the medical services amid the spread out of the COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has directed all hospitals in Kathmandu Valley to not perform surgeries except for those in emergency cases.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: As hospitals providing treatment are already overwhelmed with the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the government has decided to hospitalize only those COVID-19 patients, who have shown serious health complications.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The hospitals designated for the treatment of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley have started to send asymptomatic coronavirus patients to self-isolation at home as isolation wards are already overwhelmed with symptomatic patients.

LONDON, June 19: Hospitalised COVID-19 patients of South Asian ethnicity in Britain are 20% more likely to die from the disease than white people, a large-scale study said on Friday, the latest evidence that minority groups are disproportionately hit by the virus.

BEIRUT/GENEVA, Feb 18: Government air strikes have hit hospitals and displaced persons camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

DHADING, Feb 5: The earthquake in 2015 destroyed private homes, schools, hospitals and government buildings. Nearly five years on, post-quake reconstruction has picked up pace and government buildings are once again rising in the district headquarters and millions of rupees has been spent for that. However, the service-seekers are rarely found in these big government buildings.

JUMLA, Oct 23: Utter negligence and mismanagement of drug supply has come to the fore in Jumla. While the lack of medicines in health posts and hospitals is not a new tale in this rural zone, locals are enraged after seeing medicines dumped on riverside in Kakan Sundari Rural Municipality.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The government is spending billions on free dialysis for patients with chronic kidney disease. But it is learnt that there is no standard operating procedure and hospitals are suspected of financial irregularities while claiming reimbursement from the government.

BAJHANG, Sept 9: The district hospital of Bajhang and private medical centers have been jam-packed with the patients of viral infections. Most of them are from the rural villages and have high fever. According to the medical superintendent of the district hospital, Sandip Okheda, viral fever has gripped the people here for the last two weeks. "Hundreds of people are coming to the hospital for treatment. The situation is chaotic," he said. "People are getting sick due to the changing season, consumption of dirty water, the recent floods and so on," he added.

PANCHTHAR, KHOTANG, July 10: People in the hill districts of Province 1 are compelled to go to expensive hospitals in the tarai for most of their medical needs as local facilities provide only basic medication.

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.

Nepal’s essential service sectors—such as hospitals and educational institutions—have been victims of protests and obstructions. Whenever the employees therein have to express their resentment with the government’s decisions and policies they resort to protests, halting services and in the process causing great inconvenience to service seekers.

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.

KHOTANG, Feb 5: Nara Bahadur Rai, an elderly of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality-3 in Khotang district, lost his life after being drowned in a canal of a small hydropower project last week. Initially, his body was taken to Ainselukharka Primary Health Center for postmortem but there was no doctor.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The government has decided to keep two hospitals named after late Nepali Congress (NC) leaders under the central government following protest from the main opposition party against its earlier decision to hand over the hospitals to the provincial government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The parliament’s meeting has been halted again for 15 minutes, the second time on Tuesday after Nepali Congress lawmakers demonstrated against the government’s decision to keep the two hospitals under the provincial government.

BAITADI, Nov 20: Maternal and infant mortality rate has decreased in Baitadi district after 127 maternity service centres of remote areas in the district started providing safe maternity service.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Out Patient Department (OPD) services at hospitals were not shut down but were partially affected Tuesday as doctors and health workers are in protest supporting the agitation staged by Dr Govinda KC.

JUMLA, July 9: Few years ago, Gothichaur Rural Municipality got its first health post. Khadka Bahadur Budha one of the residents here has never been to this health post situated in Maningsanghu despite having numerous health problems. Whenever he or any other member of his family has any health problems, they reach out to the shaman.

Envisioning jovial hospitals

June 10, 2018 10:29 am

KATHMANDU, June 10: ‘Health Transformed by Art’ is a project that aims to bring out the latent therapeutic value of arts combined in a hospital setting. The project is set to be carried out in Kanti Children’s Hospital, Maharajgunj -- the oldest and the only government children’s hospital in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 3: John Parmak, 52, presumed to be a US citizen, had made two unsuccessful suicide attempts while in immigration detention before finally jumping off the sixth floor of the National Trauma Center of Bir Hospital on Sunday evening, immigration officials said.

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.

KANCHANPUR, Mar 7: Kanchanpur, a district in far-western Nepal, has the records of a more number of HIV-infected people visiting health facilities for services these days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Customers of Shangri-la Development Bank will get discount in medical check-up in Apollo Hospital in India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10:  After four years of formulation of the directives to regulate fees at private health facilities, the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday formed a task force for fixing the treatment fees ceiling at private hospitals.

PARBAT, Jan 28: The District Hospital of Parbat has suspended ambulance service for the past eight months following malfunctioning of its only ambulance, thus affecting patients.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 22: Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu has announced to provide motivation allowance to the mothers who deliver their children in hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Three hospitals in Nepal, India and Pakistan have announced free surgeries under the aegis of SAARC Surgical Care Society.

GORKHA, Oct 2: An x-ray machine which was purchased by the Gorkha Hospital a decade ago has remained unused to date.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 24: Sanju Shah of Biratnagar-14 was taken to a gynecologist after severe labor pain. As fluid was continuously flowing from her body, Renu Rathi, the gynecologist advised Sanju's family to admit her to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for proper care.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, a leading hospital chain in India, has said that it will now charge domestic tariff to Nepali patients.

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

Kohalpur hospitals reopen

July 20, 2017 08:20 am

KOHALPUR, July 19: Emergency and out-patient services at hospitals and clinics in Kohalpur resumed on Wednesday evening. Some hospitals and clinics had halted services on Tuesday following an alleged attack on a doctor at Maa Janaki Hospital, Nepalgunj.