KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Private health institutions across the nation started providing free of cost health services to 10 percent of their bed capacity from Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The government is all set to enforce the provision of allocating 10 percent of the total beds in the government and private hospitals to the poor, underprivileged, aged citizens, single women and disabled and provide them treatment free of cost.

Social stigma, fear of isolation attached to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is driving patients towards depression and suicide, a survey conducted by Curofy revealed on Wednesday.

Patients claim acupuncture works wonder

November 29, 2016 01:10 am

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 29: Patients who attended a seven-day acupuncture camp organized by Sanothimi-based Shiv Yog Sadhana Kendra, Nepal claimed that the traditional Chinese therapy worked wonders for them.

LAHAN, Nov 15: Growing number of diabetic patients are losing their eyesight due to higher level of sugar.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Removing the limit in the number of free dialysis to be provided to kidney paitents, the Ministry of Health has decided to provide the service for such patients for unlimited number now onward.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Some five to seven thousand cases of breast cancer are reported in Nepal annually, according to experts working on breast cancer awareness programs.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), Oct 17: A total of 178 people have been found infected with dengue in two months' period from mid-August in Chitwan district.

TUTH docs' OPD boycott hits patients

October 5, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Hundreds of patients were affected after all resident doctors of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu boycotted Out Patient Department (OPD) services from Tuesday in support of the hunger strike staged by Dr Govinda KC, a senior professor at the Institute of Medicine.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health and Population, has confirmed that over 100 patients were suffered from cholera in Kathmandu valley.

UDAYAPUR, Aug 25: Only three doctors treat patients at the District Hospital of Udayapur in Gaighat although it has been allocated a quota of eight. The hospital has not been able to provide quality medical care services in lack of sufficient human resources.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: "Life has been painful for me. I can neither live a healthy life nor let myself to die." These were the words of Binita Oli, 31, form Ota VDC of Ropla, a hilly district in mid-western Nepal, who has suffered a kidney failure.

Viral fever patients up

August 16, 2016 10:58 am

BAITADI, Aug 16: Number of viral fever patients is growing in Baitadi district with the incessant rain of late.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today directed the concerned authorities to stop medical doctors, who are under investigation on the charge of holding fake academic certificate, from carrying out medical practice.

Six patients of kalaazar found

August 13, 2016 14:22 pm

PALPA, Aug 13: The number of people suffering from Leishmaniasis – locally known as Kalaazar – is on the rise in the district in the time span of two years.

KATHMANDU, July 31: With the start of monsoon, the number of common cold and fever patients has increased significantly in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, July 30: If the data provided by Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) is anything to go by, over 80 percent of patients visiting the hospital's out-patient department (OPD) have been suffering from Hong Kong flu and influenza virus.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Hundreds of patients at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) suffered the consequences Tuesday as resident doctors pursuing MD/MS degrees under the Institute of Medicine (IoM) shunned the out-patient department (OPD).

JHAPA, July 18: Tara Nath Khatiwada of Shani Arjun-1, Jhapa went to a private hospital in Jhapa seeking treatment for stomach pain. After he went through all sorts of medical checkups, the doctor said that he had a hernia.

Number of cancer patients on rise

July 13, 2016 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 13: A data has shown that number of cancer patients is increasing in Nepal of late.