Misdiagnosed affliction

January 29, 2020 09:46 am

Recently, a physician affiliated with one of the premier private hospitals in Kathmandu wrote about present day working environment in health sector in a Nepali daily. While he raised some valid issues, including that of mistreatment of service providers, medical college mafia, financial extortions, and improper licensing of facilities and manpower, he argued these matters largely portray physicians as victimized professionals, and likened their predicament to byathaa (an affliction) that they have to endure on a daily basis.

Where people sell grass to pay for toilet

December 13, 2019 17:01 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 13: There are 24 houses in a row at Ghasiyaran Tole of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City. The settlement has got the name as most of people have the occupation of cutting grass and selling it for livelihood which is their traditional occupation. ‘Ghas’ means grass and’ Ghasiyaran’ refers to a person who cuts, collects and sells grass.

KMC prepares designs for public toilet

November 23, 2019 19:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Kathmandu Metropolitan City, which had been planning for public toilet, has just prepared design for it. The construction of public toilet will begin from the current fiscal year, it informed.

Sustainable sanitation is the system that is economically and technically appropriate to protect the natural and environmental resources.

LAHAN, Oct 2: Nepal became first the open defecation free country in South Asia following Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s formal announcement on Monday. Many celebrated the status. However, some criticized it as a fake claim.

Sept 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 27, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Lawmakers have called for establishing an independent authority to handle all the works relating to drinking water supply and management.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Everest Bank Ltd has handed over a check for Rs 500,000 as a continuation of its support to Teach for Nepal under its CSR initiative on education.

Setting the right example

July 24, 2019 02:00 am

The constitution of Nepal has fully empowered local governments to work on wide range of issues—from raising taxes of various kinds to managing basic health and sanitation among others.

BAITADI, July 14: Manju Raikal of Raikal village of Purchudi Municipality in Baitadi was watering flowers in her small garden on Thursday evening.

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

Covestro India Pvt Ltd started a joint initiative in collaboration with DWSS to support the Government of Nepal to construct the toilet with the latest technology and improve the access of sanitation facility in Nepal.

KALAIYA, March 3: Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development of State No. 2 Jitendra Sonal inaugurated a grand sanitation awareness campaign here on Saturday.

'When nature calls'

November 19, 2018 12:13 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Nepal is also celebrating the World Toilet Day 2018 with a theme “Toilet, our nature’s necessity”. According to a press release by Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Bina Magar, 1/3rd children below age 5 will be prevented from diarrhea if toilets are built. Also cleaning hands with soap water would cure almost half of the population below age 5.

LONDON – From their ivory towers, nearly 240 academics have declared that economic growth is bad for Europe and the planet. In two months, they and global supporters of the “no-growth economy” have held conferences in Mexico City, Malmö, and Brussels.

INDIA, Oct 2: Indian farmer Kokila Damor always looked forward to visiting the city hospital, but only so that she could use its toilet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $130 million to improve access to community-managed water supply and sanitation in 20 urban municipalities of Nepal.

ROLPA, Aug 16: As many as 2,856 people of 485 households in Rolpa now have access to clean drinking water after the successful implementation of the Western Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in seven different locations of the district.

Ensure availability and sustainability management of water and sanitation for all

KATHMANDU, April 29: As high as 50 metric tonnes of wastes has been managed after the clean up campaigns in the Ring Road and Kathmandu valley's major rivers conducted on Saturday.

Kathmandu, March 11: The government has unveiled a 10-point declaration paper on national sanitation campaign on the occasion of the 200th week of the Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign.  Chief Secretary Dr Somlal Subedi announced the campaign today stating that the move would come into effect from the beginning of the 2074 BS.

Sanitation drive begins in Buddhanagar

November 26, 2016 13:11 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The Third Eye Youth Club has installed around 500 dustbins as part of a sanitation drive in Buddhanagar area.