Securing safe health services

July 14, 2019 01:00 am

Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene in health facilities are critical to patient and health worker safety. Here’s how to secure it

We experience all types of weather in Kathmandu. Many of us are fair-weather cyclists and for good reason. When it’s wet, riding gets messy. When bad weather strikes, you can still get on the bike with just a few modifications.

Mangoes are an absolute delight during summer.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As Cyclone Fani was making landfall in India, hundreds of climbers heading up Everest and other mountains for acclimatization have descended to base camp.

Guidelines for safe riding

March 13, 2019 08:05 am

No matter how professional and skillful driver you are, it's always good to know the basics of traffic safety from time to time just to make sure that you are being careful enough to keep yourself and other passengers as well as pedestrian’s safe.

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Oct 11 The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft taking them to the orbiting International Space Station had to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when a rocket failed in mid-air.

Why are girls not safe?

September 2, 2018 10:47 am

Starting from the mother’s womb, girl is insecure before she is born Ready to step on this world, but her life has twist and turn  Aborting the female child with no fear and care When they know the son is inside, oh My Dear!

GENEVA, July 20: The United Nations refugee agency appealed to all sides in Syria on Friday to provide safe passage for 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in the southwest so that they can receive aid and shelter.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said that activities have been forwarded to make foreign employment reliable, systematic and safe.

Ever since Russia was announced as the host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there have been fears about safety and security for soccer fans in the country.

JUMLA, Jun 9: A Tara Air with Call Sign 9N-AEV has met with an accident while landing at the Jumla Airport in the district on Saturday afternoon.

CHITWAN, May 20: Preliminary investigation by a team of five from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division found that bird flu had not been transmitted to humans yet in Sutarni of Khairbani municipality-9 of east Chitwan.

MAKWANPUR, May 20: Locals of Pashupatinagar in Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City-9 have started feeling more safe and secure after the initiation of security patrol at night by the local women.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Three Nepalis recently completed a bicycle tour of 20 countries in the world with the message 'Nepal is safe after earthquake'.

LALITPUR, May 2: The number of women visiting Lubhu-based Primary Health Center in Lalitpur for safe abortion is on the rise.

Few things are more exciting than traveling internationally. When going abroad, you get to experience all the beautiful cultures that make up our world. Many people are wary of international travel, however, fearing that it is dangerous.

Few things are more exciting than traveling internationally. When going abroad, you get to experience all the beautiful cultures that make up our world. Many people are wary of international travel, however, fearing that it is dangerous.

Is financial sector safe?

April 22, 2018 00:30 am

According to the IMF study, most banks could have weathered the crisis effectively if 15 cents of every dollar of funding had come from equity

KATHMANDU, April 16: The Ministry of Health has decided to celebrate the Nepali year 2075 BS and upcoming year as years for a special campaign for safe motherhood.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has stated that Chandragiri hill station in the southwestern part of Kathmandu Valley is safe for visitors.

ROLPA, Feb 26: An international non-government organization has courted controversy for allegedly interrupting on the legal safe abortion service by the government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: An aircraft of Sita Air, a private airline, made a safe landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Tuesday after one of its engines had to be turned off. The plane had taken off for Lukla from TIA at 10:30 am, with 12 passengers  on board.

No safe zones for women

February 13, 2018 01:00 am

Chronic anxiety of sexual harassment in public transport narrows down socio-economic prospects of women

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, Feb 1:  The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has brought second generation (2G) radar into operation officially from today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made preparation to operate second generation (2G) radar in order to make air service from and to the only international airport in the country, Tribhuvan International Airport safe and reliable.

MAJOR CHALLENGE TO SAFE LABOR MIGRATION

December 21, 2017 07:46 am

The news these days always has cases or incidents of death, migrant workers’ plight, and of their family members being left in the lurch. Despite of the repeated occurrence of these incidents, the number of aspiring migrant workers is increasing every year.

Working safe

December 3, 2017 01:00 am

Occupational Safety and Health is an important component of ensuring decent work for all

Better safe than sorry

November 27, 2017 07:04 am

Self-defense training is not only about kicking and punching, which in any case do not work unless women are psychologically empowered

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Nov 15: In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster amid a night of unrest, Zimbabwe’s army early Wednesday sought to reassure the country that “this is not a military takeover” and that although President Robert Mugabe was safe and sound, the military was targeting “criminals around him” who have sent the nation spinning into economic despair.

Stay safe with your smartphone

November 10, 2017 11:16 am

With cases of sexual harassment and violence at an all time high in our society, we must do whatever we can to make sure we are safeguarded against crimes like these at all times. A simple way to do that could be by turning your smartphone into your personal bodyguard. All you need to do is download and install the ‘NiDARR’ app from the Google Play Store.

BANKE, Nov 6: Hime Khatri, an elderly woman of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-2 in Banke district, has been living under tarpaulins for the past two and a half years.

ITAHARI, September 3: Dhanamaya Khati, 70, does not have a house to live in. The local of Itahari - 3 was displaced after her house was swept away three weeks ago. Peeping out from a tarpaulin shelter, the elderly woman said she could build another house, but doesn't have the land for it.

SAN FRANCISCO, August 27: Government spending in a recession can boost a country’s economy without permanently bloating its public debt, even if the debt is already quite large, researchers told an influential group of central bankers in Jackson, Wyoming, on Saturday.

PALPA, August 24: The only medical college in Palpa that distributed the safe motherhood allowance to new mothers has stopped doing so. Lumbini Medical College has stopped providing the allowance to new mothers since a month stating that it pulled out of the agreement with the government because it was bearing loss.

POKHARA/SYANGJA, Aug 21: Despite some measures taken to control H1N1 Influenza 'A' virus, commonly known as swine flu, Kaski and Syangja districts are still facing problems to control the virus.

How to stay safe when lightning hits

August 15, 2017 17:14 pm

The safest place to be in a thunderstorm is indoors. Stay inside until 30 minutes passes after the last roar of thunder.

POKHARA, August 2: Last December, Susmita Gurung of Parsyang in Kaski district was walking along the Malepatan road to attend her college. She was on a wheelchair, which was being pushed by her relative. Suddenly, a motorcycle coming in high speed from the opposite direction hit her. Gurung tumbled down badly, her forehead got banged and she sustained severe injuries.

BAITADI, July 23: This February a report by the district police stated that number of suicide cases due to domestic violence in the district were on rise.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara held talks with the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE to Nepal and garnered information about the status of Nepalis working in their respective countries.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Blood transfusion to patients in Nepal takes place without the blood being irradiated [exposed to radiation],  although this is against WHO rules.  According to  officials at the Ministry of Health,  blood meant for transfusion must be irradiated as per  international practice. The blood is sterilized through irradiation to make it safe from disease.

Safe travels

June 9, 2017 10:50 am

Nothing is much more exciting than planning for an international trip. Granted, the whole motive of traveling is to unwind, relax and have some fun but if you are going that far away, it also pays to take moment to prepare for some emergencies. The thing about emergencies, of course, is that we never know when such scenarios may arise. So the best we can do is prepare ourselves for a few things.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Naya Shakti Nepal’s election candidate who had gone missing earlier this week has been found safe in a forest near Godawari, Lalitpur. Madan Giri, 48, a candidate for ward chairman of Nagarjun Municipality, had suddenly disappeared from Khusibu area from Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Police on Friday morning found candidate for the post of Ward Chair in Nagarjun Municipality from Naya Shakti Party, Madan Giri safe and in sound health in a forest in Godawari, Lalitpur.

Let’s be safe

April 28, 2017 09:34 am

Sexual health issues and problems have always been embarrassing to discuss but considering the general increase in the number of such cases here in our country, it’s time to shake off our reservations. Gynecologist Dr Chandra Shobha Amatya reveals that almost 50 % of her patients come to her because they are showing signs of some form of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) or Infection. What’s more, their level of awareness on the matter seems to be frighteningly low.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Judicial Council (JC) on Tuesday said that  copies of the academic certificates of all justices are safely in its keeping.

CLINTON, Md, April 5: The Air Force says a pilot is safe after an F-16 crashed in Maryland.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued mandamus order to the government to make necessary arrangements for ensuring safe housing to all the people living across the country.

Truck plunges downhill, passengers safe

January 28, 2017 09:48 am

CHITWAN, Jan 28: A truck veered off the road and plunged downhill towards the Trishuli river this morning near Fishling area along the Prithvi highway.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: A person was injured when a stage where Nepali Congress (NC) leaders were sitting collapsed at Dhadingbesi, Dhading on Monday.