GENEVA, July 5: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was admitted to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Bansbari, in the capital on Wednesday.

Bollywood actor Irfan Khan died on Wednesday. He was 54 years old.

KATHMANDU, March 31: At a time when the media have reported the denial of private hospitals to serve the patients suffering from COVID-19 like symptoms across the country, the Supreme Court has issued an interim order that private hospitals need to arrange a facility to treat the COVID-19 patients.

Kathmandu, March 27: The government has designated 25 hospitals across the country (six in the Kathmandu Valley and 19 outside) as 'hub hospitals' to fight COVID-19.

Alert, more alert

March 25, 2020 10:14 am

The Covid-19 has now become a reality for Nepal. Until Monday, Nepal had only one positive (and a recovered) case. Now another person, who recently returned from France, has been tested positive and she is undergoing treatment at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku. With this, panic level among people has sharply increased. Perhaps considering the seriousness of the case after this incident, the government on Monday enforced complete lockdown of the country. It is clear that the government had to announce this drastic measure after the appeal to the people to stay home, not to travel and thus take care of themselves went in vain. The curfew-like situation that has started from Tuesday morning has worked considerably well. Streets are empty and vehicles are not seen on the streets.  But this, it seems, is true only in the main streets of the valley. Outside of the Ring Road and in inner streets, people don’t seem to care about the lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal today said the government would rescue and provide free treatment to COVID-19 infected people.

DHANGADHI, March 14: After the gruesome murder of her parents by an unidentified person/s recently, a six month old baby is left at the mercy of Maya Metro Hospital of Dhangadi. When the incident took place two weeks ago, the baby, Mamata Bhandari, was also hurt. After treatment, she has now recovered.

ROLPA, Jan 26: Twenty–two years old Resham Kuwar of Bajbisauna village of Rolpa district has returned from Malaysia following failure of both his kidneys.  He had taken a loan of Rs 130,000 from money lenders to make it to Malaysia two and a half years ago. The kidney problem surfaced six months after he landed in Malaysia, and he has already spent over Rs 1.2 million for his treatment. "The insurance money provided by my company and the financial support from others have all finished but still there is no hope," he lamented.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Prime Minister KP Oli is scheduled to visit at the Grande International Hospital for a follow-up treated on Saturday.

PM Oli discharged from hospital

October 31, 2019 22:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been discharged from the hospital on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The government is spending billions on free dialysis for patients with chronic kidney disease. But it is learnt that there is no standard operating procedure and hospitals are suspected of financial irregularities while claiming reimbursement from the government.

DHANGADHI, Sept 21: Dhaniram Sadgawa Chaudhary, 39, of Sadhepani in Ghodaghodi Municipality-2 is receiving treatment for dengue at Nisarga Hospital in Dhangadhi.

KHOTANG, Sept 14: Health workers of a health post in Rupakot village of Khotang are compelled to halt their services whenever it rains due to the leaking roof and walls.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Agriculture Minister Chakrapani Khanal has been admitted to Grande International Hospital in the capital after suffering from Dengue, sources said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health condition has remained normal, according to his key aide.

Actor Kit Harington is back home in London after undergoing treatment at a wellness facility. The 'Game of Thrones' star was spotted walking around the city recently, and he looked healthier and happier, reported E! News.

DADELDHURA, June 15: Tensions ran high at Dadeldhura Hospital following the demise of a new mother on Saturday.

UDAYAPUR, May 26: An elderly died in Katari of Udayapur on Friday after being bitten by a venomous snake.

BAITADI, May 15: Watching helplessly all four of his children turn cripple one after another by the age of seven, Purna Bahadur Bohora of Dasharathchand Municipality-2, Dehimandu could hardly do anything but curse his fate.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Nepali Congress former General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula, who is receiving treatment for various health problems at HAMS Hospital in Kathmandu, is recuperating, said a statement issued by the doctors involved in his treatment.

UNITED STATES, March 20: Sita Dahal, the wife of Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Tuesday admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in the United States.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Amrit Bhattarai from Gorkha's Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality has been receiving treatment in the United States for kidney failure for the past few months.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for the United States today evening for the treatment of his ailing wife, Sita Dahal.

BANKE, Feb 28: A few days ago, Shyam Kumari Chaudhary of Khayarbhatti in Banke district fell critically ill. Her settlement lies in the middle of a jungle, with no road connectivity. So her husband Nanda Kishor could not think of taking her to Nepalgunj for treatment. However, he made her sit on the back of his bicycle and took her to a hospital in Baghauda of India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Corporate Province Committee has appealed to one and all to extend financial assistance for Journalist Arjun Subedi who has been undergoing treatment for a liver-related ailment.

PALPA, Dec 7: Two individuals sustained injuries following a clash between two youth groups in the district on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Doctors involved in Prime Minister KP Oli’s treatment have said that he will have to remain in hospital for three more days. The 66-year-old premier was rushed to TU Teaching Hospital with a chest infection in the wee hours Monday after he complained of fever.

LAHAN, Oct 13: Three-year-old Mahomad Toshif got his right eye injured while playing with friends last week. As the boy was constantly troubled by the itching eye, his father Aisanul, a local of Ghoganpur-6 of Saptari district, took him to the nearby Kanchanpur market for treatment.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: At a time when top political leaders are being criticized for flying abroad frequently for medical treatment with state funding, a new provision has been included in under-discussion legislation that will stop the state footing the bill for any medical treatment outside the country.

NEPALGUNJ, Sep 6: Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-8 in eastern part of Banke district has launched a snakebite treatment center on Tuesday for the first time. Before this, victims of snakebite had no choice but to rush at Nepalgunj-based Bheri Zonal Hospital and the Ranjha barracks of the Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the government would bear the cost for treatment of those injured in the Kanchnapur incident that took place on Thursday.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province have demanded relief and free treatment for those killed and injured by the landslide of Khalanga on Sunday morning.

LOS ANGELES, Aug 2: Actor Irrfan Khan is a Bollywood star and Hollywood chameleon, who has bounced between the two with ease for decades, working with everyone from Mira Nair to Wes Anderson and Ang Lee and stealing scenes in both Oscar-winners (“Slumdog Millionaire”) and blockbusters (“Jurassic World”) alike. But all that’s been put on hold as he undergoes treatment in London for a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of cancer.

LOS ANGELES, Aug 2: Actor Irrfan Khan is a Bollywood star and Hollywood chameleon, who has bounced between the two with ease for decades, working with everyone from Mira Nair to Wes Anderson and Ang Lee and stealing scenes in both Oscar-winners (“Slumdog Millionaire”) and blockbusters (“Jurassic World”) alike. But all that’s been put on hold as he undergoes treatment in London for a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of cancer.

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.

U.S. regulators have approved a simple, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of Plasmodium vivax malaria. One dose of GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel (tafenoquine) prevented relapses in three-in-four patients.

ITAHARI, July 24: The community snakebite treatment centre operated from the premises of the Nepal Army's east region headquarters, Itahari treated 1,407 cases last year.

TIKAPUR, July 17: The Tikapur Hospital is the nearest hospital for residents of two districts to seek health services.  However, the hospital’s condition is bleak, according to a report presented by Ratna Bahadur Khadka, chairperson of Tikapur Hospital Development Committee.

Many children miss school to prepare for races, and work long hours for low wages at large stables

DAMAK, July 5: He had an option to live a comfortable life as a royal physician in the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu. But when the regime evicted around 75,000 of its Nepali-speaking population in the early 1990s, Doctor Bhampa Rai made up his mind and decided to follow his fellow citizens.

JUMLA, July 2: District Administrative Office (DAO) Jumla wrote a letter to Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) amid deteriorating health condition of Dr. Govinda KC who is staging his 15th fast-unto-death hunger strike at Jumla.

DAILEKH, June 21: Two years ago, Kapil Shahi, a youth from the Raute community, sustained serious burn injuries while basking around fire to escape cold during winter.

SOLUKHUMBU, June 16: A well-equipped polyclinic has come into operation in the district for the first time.

KATHMANDU, June 2: National poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire returned home after undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital, New Delhi. Ghimire was flown to New Delhi on May 23 after Dhapasi based Grande International Hospital referred him to Medanta.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav is leaving for Thailand at 1:30 PM for further treatment after recommendations from Nepali doctors.

DOLPA, April 29: Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) in coordination with the Nepal government has started a free treatment camp from Friday for the women of Dolpa who are suffering from uterine prolapse and other related diseases.

DHADING, April 1: Out of seven people hurt due to electric shock at Thakre rural municipality-11 this morning, one has succumbed to his injuries in course of treatment.

KHOTANG, April 5: It's hard to imagine the pain of a woman whose uterus protrudes out of the vagina following a third degree prolapse. A Dalit woman of Rakhabandel, Aiselukharka Rural Municipality-1 in the district has been bearing with this pain for the last 33 years.

KHOTANG, April 2: When he took his wife in labor pains to Khotang District Hospital, Sanjeev Tilung Rai of Tuwachung Municipality-3 was asked to find some blood for surgery.