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.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has urged the government to ensure democratic governance in the country.

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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, Sept 1: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has enforced the Work Procedure on Search, Rescue, Medical Treatment and Monitoring of Tourists, 2018.

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 27: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa said that Dr. Govinda KC, who has repeatedly fought for reforms in medical education was a saint, not somebody who’d carry someone else’s agenda.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital has formed a 9-member medical team for the treatment of Dr Govinda KC who is in hunger strike for 27 days, the longest so far.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Student unions are staging a demonstration at TU Teaching Hospital in support of Dr. Govinda KC on Thursday.

JHAPA, July 24: Twelve different social organisations of Mechinagar area have demanded to nationalize or transform all private medical colleges of the country into non-profit trust.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Co-chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the government was willing to hold discussions with Dr. Govinda KC and bring the debate to an end.

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 22: The sister wings of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have demanded to nationalize all private medical colleges.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of trying to suppress citizens' fundamental rights of peaceful protest by declaring prohibited area.

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.

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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 11: Extending solidarity with agitating  senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, doctors have announced yet another round of nation-wide protests.

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 2:The much-awaited National Medical Education Bill-2075 BS is to be taken ahead through the parliamentary regular process with the main opposition's green signal to this regard.

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 13: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has taken five decisions aimed at improving the education sector.

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.

JANAKPURDHAM, June 6: Janaki Medical College has remained closed since a month after the employees started protests demanding their salary for the last 14 months.

KATHMANDU, Jun 5: A case has been filed at the Special Court against four sfatters of Bir Hospital on the charge of making a fake medical certificate to save a rapist.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government has not taken any action against 43 officials involved in irregularities while issuing affiliation to the controversial Kathmandu National Medical College.

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 16: Private medical colleges under Tribhuvan University have breached the rules by charging additional fees which exceed the ceiling set by the government.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Parliament renewed the Medical Education Ordinance on Wednesday, just a few days after Dr Govinda KC warned to stage a fast-unto-death if the bill was not endorsed by the House.

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.

MYAGDI, April 13: Until a few years ago, Thas Bahadur Garbuja of Ramche, Annapurna Rural Municipality-8, often had to return home empty-handed from the local health post due to the lack of medicines.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Medical Education Ordinance has been approved by the parliament on Tuesday.

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.

MYAGDI, March 27: The National Innovation Center (NIC) led by social entrepreneur Mahabir Pun has announced to launch its first invention, medical drones, in Myagdi district soon.

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, March 18: Crusader for medical education reforms Dr Govinda KC has issued a month-long ultimatum to the government to approve the Medical Education Ordinance from parliament.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Tribhuvan University (TU) authorities are unable to take action against the medical colleges which have been charging additional fees to the students against the rules.