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.

KATHMANDU, July 12:  Medical equipment supply to hospitals by some contractors shows  how irregularities are perpetrated by  government officials and the contractors.

LONDON, June 27: Founder of Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) and entrepreneur Dr Upendra Mahato said that after five years, no Nepali will visit abroad for standard medical treatment.

KATHMANDU, May 20: In a bid to provide medicines  to the general public at cheaper rates, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to itself  procure and supply  medicines  for  government hospitals and health institutions across the country.

LONDON, May 12: A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away.

KATHMANDU, May 6: All hospitals operating in the country will be classified on the basis of the services they provide and the facilities they have.

KATHMANDU, May 5: With the current fiscal year about to end, the government has decided to provide additional equipment to hospitals across the country.

DANG, Feb 26: The hospitals in the district have purchased modern eye examination equipment and devices as part of a program to introduce specialist eye treatment services.

CHITWAN, Feb 11: Tension ran high after the demise of a woman who delivered a baby  at Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: State-owned telecommunications service provider Nepal Telecom (NT) says it has distributed various materials to hospitals in the country to mark its 13th anniversary, which it is celebrating on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: At a time when many government hospitals are in a pathetic condition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) doled out more than Rs 2 billion in three years to community hospitals and NGOs with political access.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28:  While Nepal marked the Nurses Day on Friday, nurses working in private hospitals of the country are forced to work for nominal salaries, depriving them of the basic pay scales of government hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government has introduced a new directive making it mandatory for the government health workers to take permission for working at private hospitals and clinics.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The government hospitals throughout the country are to provide free Pap smear tests for the prevention of cervical cancer, the most common type of cancer among women.