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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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 Insurance Programme getting more members gradually Friday, July 28th, 2017

Kalpana Poudel, KATHMANDU: Health insurance programme launched by the government one and half years ago has started getting more and more members gradually. In the beginning, people were in confusion about the programme launched with a new concept. The programme, launched with an objective of..

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Swine flu death in Waling, alert issued Thursday, July 27th, 2017

WALING: The Waling Primary Health Centre in Syangja has issued an alert for the people of Waling and its adjoining areas following the death of a person attributed to swine flu.  Khum Prakash Aryal, 49, of Waling-14 who had initially visited the hospital with a complaint of severe headache died..

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Prof Dr Govinda KC begins hunger strike Monday, July 24th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Professor Govinda KC, an orthopaedist in the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), has begun his fast-unto-death from Monday.  This is the 11th time that Dr KC is on hunger strike, demanding reforms in the medical sector including passing Act on Medical Education and..

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Dr KC to begin hunger strike again Sunday, July 16th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC has again announced his hunger strike saying that his demands put for the reforms in the medical sector were not addressed by the government despite his repeated calls. Issuing a press statement on Sunday, Dr KC announced to stage the hunger strike from July 24 stating..

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Cholera death toll in Yemen rises to 1500 Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

SANAA, Yemen (AP): The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people.  WHO representative in Yemen Dr. Nevio Zagaria said in a news conference in Sanaa on Saturday that the number of..

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Science Says: Pregnant or trying? Don’t let Zika guard down Thursday, June 29th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AP): The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or trying to be.  While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply from last year's peak in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, Zika..

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Health Research Council called upon to broaden research sphere Sunday, June 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Health Research Council has been called upon to broaden its research sphere.  The Council has been supporting the government in policy and programme formulation, health research regulation and enhancement of health research capabilities since the past two decades. Health..

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Prime Minister Deuba meets his Indian counterpart Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Yekraj Pathak, New Delhi: Prime Minister Sher BahadurDeuba, who arrived here today on a five-day state visit, had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this..