Health


Saha appointed NAMS Vice-Chancellor

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has appointed Prof Dr Dev Narayan Saha as the Vice-Chancellor of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS). The appointment was made on Friday as per the recommendation of Pro-Chancellor of NAMS, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and..

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6 dead after consuming illicit liquor Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

KANPUR, UP, (ANI): Six people, including a father-son duo, died after they consumed illicit alcohol in Kanpur’s Ghatampur district, police confirmed on Tuesday. So far, Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 8 people in connection with this. Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Dev Singh told ANI:..

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50 students fall sick in Chandra Jyoti School Tanahun Thursday, March 7th, 2019

TANAHUN: Over 50 students in Ghiring Municipality-3 based Chandra Jyoti Secondary school have fallen sick due to viral fever. The number of the students fallen sick from the same school is the sign of the viral taking epidemic proportion, health personnel said. According to the head master at the..

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Most hospitals fail to report data on use of blood Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Most of the government and private hospitals have been found failed to report to government the data on the use of human blood although they are bound by a provision to do so. Hospitals are bound to report data on the use of human blood annually to the Ministry of Health and Population,..

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‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

PARIS, (AFP) - A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday. Ten years after the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly..

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Outbreak of H9 virus behind killing of chickens Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: Hetauda has seen the killing of thousands of chickens in a recent couple of days, causing loss of millions of rupees to poultry entrepreneurs. According to the information provided by farmers, over 10,000 chickens have already died at Hetauda-7. Though Veterinary Hospital confirmed..

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Health Insurance Plan to be expanded to 9 more districts Friday, February 15th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The government, as per its plans to cover more people under health insurance scheme, is going to launch the public health insurance plan in additional districts. They are Syangja, Darchula, Kanchanpur, Humla, Mugu, Banke, Dolpa, Sankhuwasabha and Morang. The Public Health Insurance Plan..

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NA meeting passes ‘Medical Education Bill’ with majority Thursday, January 31st, 2019

KATHMANDU: Today's National Assembly meeting endorsed 'National Medical Education Bill, 2075' with majority amid protests by main opposition Nepali Congress. Prior to the bill’s passage, Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel presented a proposal to have a..

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NHRC call to save Dr KC’s life Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission has urged the sides concerned to resolve the tussle between the government and Dr Govinda KC through negotiation and dialogue. “The agreements reached by the government in the past in relation to medical education should be seriously considered and..

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Dr KC’s health becoming critical Monday, January 14th, 2019

ILAM: The health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death here since January 9, is critical. Dr KC, who was admitted to the Ilam District Hospital today morning following further deterioration of his health, has been suggested to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit..

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Voices for enforcement of agreements reached with Dr KC Sunday, January 13th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A demonstration was held at the local Maitighar today, demanding that agreements reached between the government and Dr Govinda KC be implemented instantly. The demonstration was organised by the Solidarity for Dr KC Alliance. A group of people associated with the Alliance assembled at..

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Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare Friday, January 11th, 2019

SHANGHAI, (AFP) - At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Three county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been..

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Report on National Medical Education Bill passed with majority Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A report on the National Medical Education Bill- 2075 BS has been endorsed by the Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives. The committee meeting on Wednesday passed the report with a majority as 14 among 18 members present voted in favour of the document. Four..

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Dr KC begins his 16th hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Senior Orthopedic surgeon Doctor Govinda KC has begun his 16th hunger strike in Ilam on Thursday. Dr KC reached Ilam district in Province 1 in a bid to launch the fast-unto-death in protest of the draft of National Medical Education Bill endorsed by a sub-committee of the Parliamentary..

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