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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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Surkhet has 442 documented HIV positive people Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

SURKHET: A total of 274 HIV positive people are taking antiretroviral drugs, out of 442 documented HIV positive people including 31 children in the district, said the District Public Health Office.  Thirty four are new infected taking the drug, said information officer at the DPHO Basanta Man..

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Int’l Marathon begins from Jiri Thursday, November 9th, 2017

DOLAKHA: This year's Everest Trail Race International Marathon began on Thursday from Jiri of Dolakha district.  Mayor of Jiri Tanka Jirel and Narayan Bhattarai of Department of Nepal Tourism marked the inauguration of the 7th Everest Trail Race Marathon Competition. A total of 41 runners..

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Call to certify medical education act Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prof Dr Govinda KC has called for immediate certification of the medical education act.  Speaking at a press conference here Monday, he warned of beginning a Satyagraha if the act was not certified within a week's time. The Act was introduced through an ordinance by the cabinet on..

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Dengue found in four India-returnees Friday, November 3rd, 2017

KANCHANPUR: Four patients suffering from dengue have been found in Kanchanpur district.  The disease was found in four persons, who returned home from India on completion of their employment. They have returned home after treatment at Mahakali Zonal Hospital, said vector controller at the..

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Dengue fever on the rise in Mahottari Sunday, October 29th, 2017

MAHOTTARI: The number of people suffering from Dengue fever is on the rise in Mahottari.  More than 400 people are reported to have been infected with the disease transmitted by mosquitoes in the past few months. As a result, the Bardibas hospital, Swastik hospital and Janasewa hospitals are full..

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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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