The national census conducted in 2021 shows that the population of Nepal is little over 29 million, with women constituting over 51 percent. The constitution mentions that every agency of the country will be proportional and inclusive.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The number of people consuming antimicrobials has increased in Nepal. And as many as 28 percent of patients are using antimicrobials without doctors' prescription, according to a study.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Many private pharmacies in Bhaktapur district have been found running and selling medicines without meeting set standards.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The government is going to start a campaign to give medicine against Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis in 15 districts from February 23.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Entrepreneurs have said that Nepal can become self-reliant in medicine production if the government provides required support and assistance for it.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Tizig Pharma Pvt Ltd (TPPL), a foreign investment-based Nepali drug manufacturer, has launched domestically produced anti-cancer drugs for the first time in the Nepali market.

It is common for an average person to take paracetamol when he/she is having a fever, bothering the busy schedule ahead. How many times do we take sinex or disprin when we are having a cold or headache? I have also seen many girls take painkillers such as aspirin to relieve their pain during the menstrual cycle. Medicines are saviours, but aren't the medicines 'drugs' as well, only having a label of 'pharmaceutical' in front of them? If the word 'drug' has such a bad connotation in our society, why does a 'pharmaceutical drug' hold an exception?

Dr Anup Subedi has provided some suggestions to follow for those who are staying isolated at their homes and are suffering from COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Ranitidine, a commonly prescribed medicine for gastritis, has been found to contain nitro sodomithylamine, a carcinogen. The Department of Drugs Administration (DDA) has directed pharma companies and importers not to import medicines that contain this element.

JAJARKOT, July 27: The Jajarkot Hospital operated by Karnali state government is facing the shortage of medicines as medical supplies to it have been largely halted. Medicine for gastritis, jeevanjal (oral rehydration powder), diclofenac ointment, wound ointment and so on are in short supply in the hospital.

Unnecessary prescription

July 9, 2019 01:00 am

If public health workers are trained to spread awareness about the rich nutrition that is already available in our diets, the government can effectively and efficiently reduce vitamin deficiency

KATHMANDU, May 12: Visitors in large number stood in a queue to receive herbal medicines distributed on the premises of Bauddhanath Stupa on Saturday.

INDONESIA, Dec 25: Desperately needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies were dwindling as thousands crammed makeshift evacuation centres.

Med School

December 15, 2018 09:25 am

Med school is hell, they said That’s what I thought at first A place full of lifeless nerds With small hearts and large heads

Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.

NEW DELHI, Sept 15: The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic resistance due to the misuse of medicines.

KATHMANDU, April 10: A consignment of medicines meant for Dolpa district has remained stranded at Nepalgunj-based Rajha Airport since the past two weeks. Airway is the only viable transportation method to take the medicines to the far-flung Dolpa. However, 156 cartons of medicine have been stuck at the airport due to delay in chartering helicopters or planes.

RUKUM, April 8: Locals in Rukum have been reeling under an acute shortage of medicines due to the lack of supply from the Regional Health Office. Even the local units have not paid much heed to this problem, leaving patients ailing in lack of treatment.

SEATTLE, March 28:  Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has instructed the government to intervene in the drugs market to ensure people's right to buy medicines easily and at affordable rates.

LAMGUNJ, Feb 8: The government has planned to provide elephantiasis medication to 150,000 people in the district. The three-day campaign will kick off on 24 February.

MYAGDI, Feb 5: The only health post at Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 is reeling under shortage of medicines.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 3: The district hospital of Udayapur has been reeling under severe medicine crunch of late. The hospital lacks many of the life saving drugs for common ailments, including the government-provided free medicines for the needy.

SAPTARI, Jan 11: Many government health institutions in the district are facing a shortage of medicines provided for free by the government, affecting the patients.

JAJARKOT, Jan 11: While the influx of patients has increased in Jajarkot District Hospital due to cold, the hospital is facing a severe crisis of medicines. Patients visiting the hospital hardly get any free medicines provided by the government.

Give them medicine

January 9, 2018 00:55 am

One of the ways through which the state makes its presence felt among general public is by standing by them when they need medical treatment. This is why health and education are considered as the state’s liability in virtually all functioning democracies.

BAJURA, Jan 8: Shortage of medicines has been reported in the government health facilities in Bajura, a district in the Province 7.

ROLPA, Jan 7: Access to medical services has always been a matter of struggle for the locals of Rolpa. Lack of adequate number health centers force people from several remote areas of the district to visit the district hospital. However, the District Hospital is also in equally sorry state. Neither is it equipped with necessary tools and machines nor is it able to provide free medicines to the people.

BANKE, Jan 5: Binauna Health Post of Banke district is 24 kilometers far from Nepalgunj. It is visited by over 60 patients on a daily basis. However, the health post has not been able to provide medicines to its patients due to the shortage of the same.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20:  Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office has fallen far behind other local bodies in buying medicines for free distribution out of the budget allocated by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The South Asian Regional conference on General Practice and Emergency Medicine is taking place in the capital from November 25 to 26.

BAITADI, Oct 8: Over a dozen of patients reach Melauli health post everyday for check up. At the health post, they are not only supposed to get free treatment but also free medicine. However, neither they ask for it, nor do the officials offer it as the health post lacks medicine. The hospital has been operating for a long time without even common drugs.

STOCKHOLM, Oct 2: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms.

Medicine crisis in Rolpa

September 2, 2017 03:42 am

ROLPA, Sept 1: It's been a long time since the health posts in Rolpa have been hit by medicine shortage. Health workers of Madi Rural Municipality report that all the five health posts in the municipality have been hit by short supply for months. They state that the health posts based in Ghartigaun, the biggest trade center of southern Rolpa, has nothing more than condoms and pills.

BAJURA, Aug 11: The new local level offices are for more convenience of the people. However, these offices are still in a mess due to the lack of infrastructures and policies. And this has affected government services in more than one ways. For instance, medicine procurement procedure has been delayed, say the officials concerned. According to Ramesh Kunwar, public health officer of Bajura, the delay is natural.

RUKUM, July 23: Health posts in remote areas of Rukum district are facing severe shortage of life-saving drugs. Health officials informed that lack of transportation during monsoon has led to this dire situation.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Dozens of post-graduate (PG) degree holders in medicine have been accused of visiting power centers including influential political leaders, former ministers and their aides to get license from Nepal Medical Council (NMC) after they failed the tests taken by the NMC.

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

February 19, 2017 16:00 pm

Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

Medicine crunch hits yet another district

November 18, 2016 11:36 am

PALPA, Nov 18: The government run health institutes in Palpa district are facing acute shortage of essential medicinal supplies for the past three months.

STOCKHOLM, Oct 3:  Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries related to the degrading and recycling of cellular components.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The government has been distributing medicines free of cost when they near the expiration date under the free distribution scheme, according to a latest report by Transparency International Nepal.