Category: Health

Medicine shortage hits health centres in Solukhumbu

2 Feb, Solukhumbu: Most of the health centres are facing a shortage of essential medicines since long in the district. A local Shyam Bishwakarma of Nele of the district has complained that he was compelled to return empty handed after reaching a local health post due to lack of medicine. Despite government’s strong instructions to the concerned bodies not allow the shortage of medicines to disrupt services, the health centres are yet to receive the cost-free medicines provided by the government. According to locals, the health centres does not have even cetamol, amoxicillin and metro tablets and contraceptive devices...

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20% health facilities in Nepal has no drinking water and toilet facilities

31 Jan, Kathmandu: Of the total health facilities across the country, around 20 per cent of the health facilities in Nepal lack drinking water facility and toilet for service-seekers, a survey shows. Report of the Nepal Health Facility Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2015 was unveiled amid a programme here on Monday by Director of the Division of Population Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Dipendra Raman Singh. The survey carried out in a total of 962 health institutes also covered the areas related to protocol of examining of patience, counseling on family planning, pregnancy services and...

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Shortage of medicines in Mahottari-based government health facilities

30 Jan, Gaushala: Government health institutions based in Mahottari districts are giving a deserted look these days as patients stopped to visit them in search of treatment after such health facilities came under a grip of shortage of medicines. Health facilities here have neither the stock of medicines to be distributed free of cost by the government nor health professionals posted at there come regularly on duty. There are 76 health posts, some other community health centres and one District Hospital in Mohattari. But they have not announced a tender for medicines to be purchased at local level for...

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Kidney patient fails to find free treatment quota at Bir Hospital

10 Jan, Rampur (Palpa): Ram Bahadur Sen, a native of Dabra in Rampur Municipality, is dealing with problems in seeking treatment of his kidney ailment due to financial constraint. For two months Sen underwent regular check ups but now he is in desperate need of help. He had gone to Saudi Arabia in search of migrant work a year ago, but returned after suffering from high blood pressure. During a check up at the Medicare National Hospital in Kathmandu he was diagnosed with two ailing kidneys. Sen is now faced with two dismal choices of either transplanting the kidneys...

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Two hospitals in Rupandehi start cost-free dialysis service

9 Jan, Tilottama (Rupandehi): Two hospitals in Rupandehi have started cost-free dialysis service under instruction from the Ministry of Health. The Gautam Buddha Community Heart Hospital, Butwal and Siddhartha Nagar City Hospital in Bhairahawa have started cost-free service with permission from the government. The Gautam Buddha Hospital will also provide regular and routine health examinations and follow-up check ups of patients undergoing dialysis free of cost. The patients are required to go through routine check ups every month and undertake HbSAg, HCV and HIV tests every three months. The CBC, RFT, platelets, calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, lipid profile, total...

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How to lose weight fast ?

Weight loss, in the circumstances of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of flowing, body fat or adipocerous tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, ligament, and other connective tissue. Weight loss can either occur unintentionally due to malnourishment or an underlying disease or appear from an attentive effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state. How to lose weight fast? In case you are overweighed it is essential to maintain your weight in accordance with your height but in the name of losing your weights do not follow...

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Multi sectoral nutrition programme in 28 districts

7 Jan, Nawalparasi: A Multi Sectoral Nutrition Programme has been launched in 28 districts including Nawalparasi. The National Planning Commission, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Health, Education, Women and Children and Livestock Development launched the nutrition programmes in the district through the thematic offices. During the period awareness programmes will be held on intake of necessary nutritious diets for new mothers, expectant mothers, newly born babies and vaccinations to be taken after the birth. In Nawalparasi, the programme will be launched in 20 VDCs of Ramgram Municipality. Permission has already been taken for allocation of...

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Psychiatric hospital to be built in Nakhu Jail

6 Jan, Lalitpur: A psychiatric hospital will be built within the Nakhu Jail premises in view of the increasing number of inmates suffering from psychological disorders. The hospital with 25 beds will be built in the next two years and completed by the Nepali month of Asar in 2075 BS. The Prison Management Procedure, 2073 has specified arrangement for one senior consultant psychiatric doctor including 12 employees for the hospital. According to the prison, 20 per cent of the total inmates in the prison suffer from psychiatric disorders. Many jailbirds with psychological problems in the prisons across the country...

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Health camp benefits more than 200 visitors in Pokhara

5 Jan, Pokhara: As many as 207 visitors received check-up services at a one-day health camp set by the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Pokhara Branch’s Women Sub Committee at Ram Bazar in Pokhara-10 on Wednesday. A team of specialists conducted free sugar tests for the diabetic and high blood pressure patients as well as check up in nephrology, according to the NRCS, Pokhara Branch. The United Reference Laboratory Pvt Ltd had provided technical assistance for the...

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Health camp benefits more than 500 heart patients

26 Dec, Phalebash (Parbat): As many as 515 heart patients received check-up services at a one-day free health camp organized at Kushma Bazaar in Parbat district on Sunday. A team of specialist doctors examined the cardiovascular health of the students and parents alike at the camp set up at Adarsha Secondary School, according to cardiologist, Dr Prof Shyamraj Regmi. Free sugar tests for the diabetic patients was also conducted at the camp. Dr Regmi shared, “Majority of the people coming to the camp were diagnosed with diabetics and high blood pressure.” On the occasion, medicines worth Rs 200,000 were...

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