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.
RAMECHHAP, June 22: Baduli Basel, 54, of Torakpur village in Doramba Rural Municipality was having health problems since quite some time. Fatigue, dizziness, fever and discharge of dirty water from vagina had been bothering the mother of four.
JUMLA, September 24: Peru Kami of Tatopani Rural Municipality-6 visited the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) after stones were seen in his gall bladder. When doctors recommended to him to undergo a surgery, Kami feared that he wouldn't be able to cover the expenses.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Tri-Chandra Military Hospital has resumed medical services from Friday. Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri inaugurated the reconstructed hospital building and started medical services amid a function on Friday.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Khag Raj Adhikari, former Minister for Health and Population, welcomed the government’s decision reduce privatization in medical education. However, he added that the Medical Education Bill had its flaws.
KATHMANDU, July 27: The government tabled the National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Friday, following the agreement it reached with Dr Govinda KC on Thursday night on revising the legislation through the parliamentary process.
KATHMANDU, JULY 23: Four different sister organizations of the erstwhile Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and Communist party of Nepal (Maoist Center) have jointly come up with a nine-point demand which includes nationalizing all medical colleges or transforming them into non-profit trusts to bring reforms in the country's health sector.
KATHMANDU, July 19: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel today ruled out the possibility of pulling out the Medical Education Bill. He however, said that some revisions could be made in the bill.
KATHMANDU, July 17: Main Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the tabling of the National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Monday, accusing the government of pushing the bill with controversial provisions without holding talks with Dr Govinda KC first.
JUMLA, July 17: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike in Jumla for the past 17 days, is undergoing severe respiratory problems. The severity of the condition became clear as the man who had refused any medication earlier appealed to doctors Sunday night to help him.
KATHMANDU, July 15: Probability of tabling the Medical Education Ordinance, 2075 is high on today’s House of Representatives meeting at 1 PM. While the ordinance was scheduled to be tabled last week itself, the opposition, Nepali Congress stalled the process demanding the original, and not the replaced one be presented.
KATHMANDU, July 15: Former Health Minister and Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa has questioned Prime Minister KP Oli’s statement to make the country a medical hub by establishing more medical colleges in the Kathmandu Valley and outside.
KATHMANDU, July 13: Following a warning from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government has backtracked on its decision to table the National Medical Education Bill in parliament for endorsement.
KATHMANDU, July 7: Ignoring the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death, and protests from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government registered the much contested National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Friday, with all its controversial provisions intact.
BIRGUNJ, July 6: Birgunj Metropolitan City (BMC) has collected just Rs 49.4 million as integrated property tax on National Medical College of Birgunj-18, instead of the previously calculated amount of Rs. 103.8 million.
KATHMANDU, July 5: The replacement bill for the National Medical Education Ordinance has been altered only to serve the business interests of leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (CPN), the new joint avatar of the former CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center.
KATHMANDU, July 1: The government’s bid to endorse the National Medical Education Substitution Bill through a fast-track process failed after the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), threatened to obstruct the parliament on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, June 30: The government has registered the much-talked-about Medical Education Bill in parliament, laying the ground for hospitals owned by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders and businessmen loyal to the party to run medical colleges of their own.
KATHMANDU, June 28: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker and former health minister Gagan Thapa has registered a motion at parliament drawing the attention of Minister for Education, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, toward the deadline for endorsing the Replacement Bill on Medical Education Ordinance on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, June 8: Putting forth a six-point-demand which includes the immediate endorsement of the replacement bill of the Medical Education Ordinance through the House, Dr Govinda KC has warned to stage another hunger strike if his demands were not met.
KATHMANDU, May 28: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Tribhuvan University (TU) to fix Rs 2.2 million as the fee for the MD (Medicinae Doctor), MS (Master of Surgery) and MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) courses in TU-affiliated medical colleges.
KATHMANDU, May 9: Federal Parliament has approved National Medical Education Ordinance 2075 by majority. A meeting of the House of Representatives passed the Ordinance through majority which was proposed by Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel.
KATHMANDU, March 29: The government plans to table the Medical Education Bill in parliament on Thursday at a time when Dr Govinda KC, professor at the of Institute of Medicine (IOM), has warned that he will stage another fast-unto-death if the bill is not endorsed.
KATHMANDU, Mar 29: The government has decided to present National Medical Education Ordinance in the Parliament tomorrow. Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokherel stated that the government is all set to present the ordinance in the Parliament by Thursday.
BIRATNAGAR, Mar 21: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, has said civil service employees remaining as the competent human resources could not be given voluntary retirement.
KATHMANDU, Mar 21: With ample cases where patients suffer and die in lack of timely health care services, a medical drone could hold key to improve access in remote Nepal. Mahavir Pun, chairman of National Innovation Center, argues so.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: His extended family owns a house in Jyatha and a small plot of land in Kathmandu where his brother runs a school. He has around half a million rupees in savings, a few diamond sets, 20 tola of gold and seven kilos of silver, not to mention a car, a motorcycle and the good perks and incentives he enjoys a sitting minister. Defense Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan is anything but poor.
MUGU, Feb 5: With the coordination of various government authorities, District Health Office (DHO), Mugu has announced to extend its safe medical abortion service in the rural parts of the district. However, the negligence of women, especially in remote areas, has made it challenging for DHO to provide the service.