In Nepal, a disturbing trend is on the rise lately. Influential politicians and businessmen facing legal troubles seem to have found a new strategy to avoid police detention-- getting admitted to hospital. This misuse of provisions meant for those with genuine health issues not only raises questions about the sanctity of law, but also reinforces the perception that the law is meant only for the poor and those without access to the power corridors.
KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Conjunctivitis infection has spread throughout the country in recent days. Most of the hospitals across the country are full of increasing numbers of people suffering from conjunctivitis.
TAPLEJUNG, July 6: The District Monitoring Committee has instructed private hospitals and medical shops in Taplejung, which are operating without approval, to obtain approval by the end of the current financial year.
KATHMANDU, June 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has mandated that commercial buildings and hospitals are no longer permitted to charge parking fees. The metropolis has introduced a new provision in its budget, ensuring that service providers, including commercial buildings and hospitals, cannot impose parking fees on customers.
KATHMANDU, May 21: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has directed the hospitals in the metropolis to submit the details of the poor, helpless and abandoned people, who have received free treatment at the designated hospitals, to the KMC within 10 days of the completion of every month.
KATHMANDU, August 2: In view of increasing COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has managed COVID-19 treatment in all seven provinces by designating hospitals for its treatment. Seventeen federal and provincial hospitals in the provinces have been selected for the purpose, said Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, Joint Secretary at the MoHP.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government of Nepal has revised the price of PCR test for COVID-19 to Rs 800 per individual at government hospitals and laboratories. Prior to this, the price of a PCR test was Rs 1,000.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.