Category: Health

Health workers apply for permission to work in private institute

25 April, Kathmandu: Following the government’s decision making Health Ministry’s permission mandatory before taking up a job at the private health institutes, 889 government doctors and health workers from across the country have applied for permits at the ministry. Doctors from fifth to eleventh level have filed application for permission at the Health Ministry, according to officials. Ministry’s Medical Division Director, Dr Bhola Ram Shrestha, said the number will increase after arrangements are put in place for aspirants to file applications at departments and regional bodies. The Health Ministry issued the notice to draw applications in order to not...

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Hospital not in a state to use ICU equipment worth millions

23 April, Dang: Millions worth of equipment purchased for operating an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Rapti Sub Regional Hospital, Ghorahi have been thrown into a storehouse. The government is preparing an overhaul to transform the hospital into an academy of health and sciences, for which a budget has been allocated for building the necessary infrastructure. It has been one and a half years since the medical equipment were purchased for operating an ICU. The hospital had also purchased two ventilators through the Health Service Department’s Supply Division more than a month ago but still the patients are...

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37 metric tonnes of garbage managed from major rivers in valley

22 April, Kathmandu: As high a 37 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from major rivers and ring road area in the Kathmandu valley today. It is said that 11 metric tonnes of garbage was managed while cleaning the Bagmati river near Thapathali bridge today as part of the 206th week of Bagmati clean-up campaign. Member of the High-Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee Narayan Shrestha said that more than 650 people joined the clean-up campaign in the drizzle in the morning today. Administering oath to the participants of the clean-up campaign, secretary at the Prime Minister’s...

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Health camps being (mis)used as base for organ trafficking

Kalpana Poudel 20 April, Kathmandu: In a shocking revelation, health camps are found being used or rather misused as a means of creating a base for human organ smuggling. With the changing time, new methods are found to be used by the human smugglers and rackets to create a ground for trafficking in persons and smuggling of human organ. Police, at a programme here today, said new forms of human trafficking and illegal human organ trade, primarily taking place in the guise of sending people on foreign employment, are reported in the country. In an interaction programme on ‘Kidney...

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10-day anti-Malaria campaign

12 April, Baniyani (Jhapa): The District Public Health Office, Jhapa launched a 10-day campaign at Malaria-hit Pathamari in Kachankawal rural municipality-5, Jhapa from Tuesday for the elimination of malaria. The environmental sanitation and management campaign was initiated to eradicate Malaria disease at Pathamari – the most malaria-affected zone of Jhapa, shared Vector Control Officer Bed Prasad Ghimire. As many as 16 people of the area were detected with Malaria in the last fiscal year and this year it is four so far. As part of the campaign, the holes and pits noticed in the premises of Pashupati Primary School,...

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Rs 15 million allocated for free kidney transplant service

12 April, Kathmandu: The government has allocated Rs 15 million for free kidney transplant service. Minister for Health, Gagan Kumar Thapa, on the World Kidney Day on March 9 had announced to provide free kidney transplant service from April 14. Talking to the RSS, Minister Thapa said, “The budget is allocated for the current fiscal year. Additional budget will be allocated if it is not sufficient for the same till the end of the current fiscal year.” The government has already started providing free dialysis service to kidney patients. Minister Thapa said that the government would allocate budget in...

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Zara founder donates 320 mln euros to fight cancer in Spain

30 March, Madrid: The Amancio Ortega Foundation announced Wednesday that it would donate 320 million euros (350 million U.S. dollars) to buy the latest equipment to fight cancer and install them in hospitals in all of Spain’s autonomous communities. The donation marks a change for the foundation, which was set up by the man who founded Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing firms. Previously, the foundation only carried out its activities in the southern region of Andalusia and Ortega’s home region of Galicia. The 350 million euros is for the purchase of necessary health service equipment, including radiotherapy...

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Authorities on high alert after detection of bird flu in Kaski and Sunsari

26 March, Chitwan: Authorities in Chitwan are on high alert after detecting avian influenza –H5N1 – in chickens in Kaski and Sunsari districts. Chitwan, which produces almost half of the total production of chickens in the country, has not detected the bird flu in its production. According to District Livestock Service Office, Chitwan Chief, Prof Dilliram Sedai, prophylactic antiviral medicines have been spread on the vehicles that enter and head out of the district with supplies of chickens. The vehicles supplying chickens to Kathmandu and Pokhara have been cleaned thoroughly with antiviral medicines at Bharatpur’s Jugedi and eastern areas...

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More than 1400 register for health insurance coverage

26 March, Baitadi: More than 1400 individuals in Baitadi have been covered with health insurance in the last three months in the wake of government’s initiative to facilitate civilians’ access to basic health service. Social Health Security Development Committee Baitadi’s Manager, Janak Saud, shared that as many as 1461 registered their names under the health insurance campaign which kicked off in the third week of December last year. “We have mobilized registration helpers throughout the district for health insurance coverage,” Saud said adding, “Among those who have registered for health insurance, 57 persons have already received the service.”...

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TB patents turn up health facilities at critical stage only

23 March, Liwang (Rolpa): Most of the Tuberculosis patients of Rolpa district have been found to turn up to health facilities in life-threatening stage only. According to Dr Tejendra Yadav of District Health Office Rolpa, normally the patients do not come to the health facilities, including hospital because of geographical remoteness, poverty, inadequate awareness and illiteracy. However, the urban area educated patients approach the health facilities to have their health check-up. TB Leprosy Officer at Rolpa District Health Office Nokhraj Pokharel shared that as many as 865 TB patients received treatment service from the health facilities of the district...

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