Health


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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Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): A skeptical Supreme Court took aim Tuesday at a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. A ruling striking down the law could doom similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois, and also call into question laws in other states..

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Alone at health clinic, Australian treats self for heart attack Thursday, March 8th, 2018

MIAMI, (AFP): Alone at a health clinic in a small, remote seaside settlement in Australia, a 44-year-old nurse sensed he was having a heart attack and sprang into action, saving his own life, a report said Wednesday. The man, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, experienced severe chest..

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Women should be guaranteed reproductive health rights

KATHMANDU: Women should have a say in taking decision regarding matters on reproductive health. Women rights activists speaking in a programme organised by the Forum for Women, Law and Development here on Wednesday insisted that the women themselves should be able to decide on matters relating to..

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One among five living with mental health issue in Nepal Saturday, February 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: One among every five people in Nepal has mental health problems. This information was shared at an 'International Mental Health Conference- 2018' held for the first time by the Primary Health Service Revitalization Division under the Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health,..

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Call to include other faculties of health in Medical Bill Sunday, February 4th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Various stakeholders have raised complaints that the National Medical Act, which was introduced through Ordinance, has failed to include other faculties of health apart from medicine. At a programme 'Special discussion on the National Medical Education Ordinance' organized by the Joint..

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17 fake doctors and proprietors arrested Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau has arrested 17 doctors and proprietors from five different hospitals in the valley. They were arrested on Monday from Apollo Hospital, China Greatwall, China People's, Civil Hospital, China Dental hospital, according to CIB spokesperson..

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Yoga for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing Monday, January 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme have underscored the need of utilizing yoga for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and peace. During a concluding programme of the weeklong celebration of the National Yoga Day Sunday, Minister of State for Education, Seshnath Adhikari, expressed worry over..

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SC denies permission to surrogacy in Nepal Friday, January 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has decided not to give permission to surrogacy in the country. In a response to a writ filed at the court seeking legal permission to surrogacy services, a full bench of Justices Deepak Raj Joshi, Cholendra Shamser JB Rana, and Deepak Karki gave the verdict..

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Health insurance becoming effective in urban areas Monday, December 18th, 2017

CHITWAN: The health insurance programme introduced by the government is gaining popularity in the urban areas rather than the rural areas of the district. So far, 78,536 people have joined the programme under social health security in the district, according to the Social Health Security Office,..

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People suffer seasonal viral Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

GORKHA: Over 50 people have taken ill at Pokhari Gaun of Barpak, Gorkha. They have complaint of common cold, fever and respiratory complications which have affected from children to aged people.  A team from the Barpak Health Post is providing healthcare facilities visiting the houses of the ill..

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