ACHHAM, July 13: Most of the female relatives of the girls and women who lost their lives in Chhaupadi sheds are still supporting the malpractice. Despite losing relatives to confinement in animal sheds during menstruation, female family members of the deceased are giving continuity to the tradition by sleeping isolated in sheds during menstruation, it has been found.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Thousands of patients across the country were deprived of medical treatment at hospitals where doctors  shut down the OPD (out patient department) services to protest a proposed law on malpractice compensation.