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Govt, agitating NMA forge consensus Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

KATHMANDU: In an attempt to accommodate the demands of the agitating doctors, the government has expressed its readiness to forward the process for the same. The government agreed to amend the criminal code as demanded by the doctors during a meeting between the State Minister for Health and..

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Govt to fix medicine price, generic name of medicine obligatory Sunday, August 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: It is not that unusual the leaders of different parties take contradictory stands on many issues. But, the former two health ministers belonging to different parties were univocal in terms of revising the bill relating to public health service during the House of Representative meeting..

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Death toll in DR Congo from Ebola outbreak now at 61 Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

BENI, DR Congo, (AFP) - Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the authorities said, adding that four novel drugs had been added to the roster of treatments. The health ministry's General Directorate for Combatting Disease said 103..

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You would not have sat for hunger strike, PM tells Dr Govinda KC Saturday, August 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has proposed Prof Dr Govinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to lead a mechanism to be formed for health education monitoring meant for troubleshooting the ill-practices in the overall health sector. The PM asked Dr KC to take leadership..

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10 dead in Ebola flareup in eastern DR Congo Friday, August 10th, 2018

BENI, DR Congo, (AFP) - Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related. Forty-four confirmed and probable cases have been recorded since the disease broke out in..

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Agreement with Dr KC getting implemented through parliament Monday, July 30th, 2018

Bishnu Nepal, KATHMANDU: After the government made agreement with agitating Dr Govinda KC for the reform on medical education, how the implementation of the agreement is going on is a matter of significance. While breaking the fast-unto-death of Dr KC, Deputy Speaker of Communist Party of Nepal,..

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Govt indifferent to protecting Dr KC’s life: NMA Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal Medical Association has accused the government of showing indifference to save the life of agitating Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC has been staging a hunger strike in Jumla for the past 19 days. The NMA has argued that no responsibility was shown from any side even though the NMA called on..

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Minister Pokharel for consensus on medical education bill Monday, July 9th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said that a new consensus was needed on the bill that the government is attempting to unveil for reforms in the medical education and the entire health care sector. Responding to the queries of lawmakers in today's..

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Govt brings Medical Education Bill with some amendments Sunday, July 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has brought the National Medical Education Bill, 2075. The Bill has reviewed the provision related to the National Medical Education Ordinance brought some nine months ago. The Bill has slashed the number of members of the Medical Education Commission from 34 to 17 which..

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Where girls forced to miss schools during menstruation Friday, April 6th, 2018

Prem Raule, BAJURA: The Kirtichaur Secondary School based in Manakot of Gaumul Rural Municipality-5 in Bajura has presently 250 girl students. But those who have already entered monthly cycle miss schools at least five days in a month. False beliefs associated with this natural cycle of female..

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Leaking for Change: ASIO, Jakarta, and Australia’s Jerusalem Problem Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Politics can, after a time, becomes a myopic exercise of expedient measures and desperate hope. Politics, raw and crude, is at its best at points where survival matters...