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17 people die of influenza virus Thursday, October 12th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Seventeen people have so far died of influenza virus. According to Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, out of 3,101 patients, who underwent check up till the date of October, 1,291 people were found suffering from the influenza virus.  Of them, 17 lost their lives due to..

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Justice missing from Judiciary: Dr KC Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prof Dr Gobinda KC, who is on a strike demanding reforms in the medical education sector, has laments over what he called the 'disappearance of justice from the judiciary'.  He also warned of launching a protest as a civilian to retain judiciary's dignity. Dr KC was talking to..

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Health Insurance bill endorsed Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The meeting today of the Legislature-Parliament passed unanimously the 'Health Insurance Bill, 2074'. Earlier tabling a proposal seeking deliberations on the bill, Health Minister Girirajmani Pokharel said that the bill would be fruitful in making free health services to the poor more..

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Increasing dengue cases spreads fear Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

MAHOTTARI: Rapid spread of dengue in Bardibas of Mahottari district has created fear among the locals.  Dengue was seen in five people in Bardibas just two days back and it has infected 39 people as of Tuesday, according to the District Public Health Office sources. Thirty nine people who had..

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Doctors call off protest after deal with government Friday, September 29th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The doctors have called off their protests after a four-point agreement was reached between the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and the government sides today. The agreement was reached in the witness of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The doctors had closed the OPD services except..

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Dr KC begins 12th fast-onto-death with five-point demands Monday, September 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prof Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has begun his 12th fast-onto-death, putting forth a five-point demand.  Prior to this, he spoke at a press conference inside the TUTH boundary to inform the media about his decision to stage..

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Preparations for kidney transplant at Bharatpur hospital on Sunday, September 24th, 2017

CHITWAN: Preparations are on full swing for launching kidney transplant services at Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan.  It is estimated that around 10 per cent of total populations are facing kidney related ailments in Nepal which has been on the rise in the recent decades. Among them, annually..

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Number of people with HIV on rise Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

POKHARA: It is revealed that the number of people living with HIV has increased in Kaski district lately.  By the end of the fiscal year 2073/74 BS, the number of people with HIV has increased to 2,200. Now they are consuming ART medicine freely distributed by the government, shared Officer at..

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Doctors demonstrate against Council of Ministers’ decision Thursday, September 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU: The doctors, in initiatives of medical associations, have demonstrated against the instruction given by the Council of Ministers to the Ministry of Health last Monday for formulating a Bill to make negligent doctors compensate patients.  The Bill aims to curb negligence on the part of..

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DoH team reaches Bajura on malaria control mission Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

BAJURA: A medical team from the centre has reached here in connection with controlling spread of malaria in Kolti area of the district. Besides studying the situation in the area, the team will also provide treatment services to the patients. Twenty-six malaria cases were found in the various..

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Dengue cases rising in Dang, 5 infected Saturday, August 26th, 2017

DANG: Dengue fever is gripping in Dang district with at least five people recently diagnosed with the fever in various parts of the district.  According to Dr Subodh Kumar Sharma of Tulsipur based City Hospital, people come with complaints such as fever, nausea, and aches and some of such..

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More than 450 viral fever patients treated in Rukum Sunday, August 20th, 2017

RUKUM: The District Public Health Office (DPHO), Rukum has provided necessary healthcare services to more than 450 locals in various places across the district, who were infected with viral fever.  The infection, earlier unidentified, had been plaguing people here in succession, stoking fear..

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Dr KC postpones fast-onto-death strike Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC, who was on a fast-unto-death, postponed his strike today. Today was the 23rd day since he began his strike. Senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Dr KC was on his 11th hunger strike, demanding overall reforms in the country's..

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Parliamentary Committee endorses Medical Education Bill- 2073 Friday, August 11th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Women, Children and Senior Citizen Committee under the Legislature-Parliament has approved the Medical Education Bill-2073 Friday.  Endorsement of the Bill was one of the major demands of agitating senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC who has been staging fast-unto-death for the..

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MoE appeals for uninterrupted healthcare services Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has appealed with the health care providers to continue rendering healthcare services, stating that the talks on agitating Dr Govinda KC's demands were being held.  Issuing a press statement here Thursday, the Ministry has urged them to bear in mind the..

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PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S CONFUSION AND DILEMMA Monday, October 23rd, 2017

In his marathon opening address during the conference of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken about “principal contradiction”..