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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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 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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Minister Thapa requests Govinda KC to end strike Thursday, October 6th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Thursday urged Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC to end the fast-unto-death. Organizing a press conference at the Ministry today, Minister Thapa said, “I am the person who says the government must..

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Dozens of Nepal docs arrested for allegedly false papers Monday, June 20th, 2016

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): In a nationwide crackdown on medical charlatans, Nepalese police have arrested 53 people for allegedly working as doctors with fake credentials or false education certificates and said Monday that more suspects would be arrested this week. Weekend raids at..

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Rights Groups Say Nepal Children at Risk of Disease, Death Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): A shortage of medicine, fuel and other supplies has put millions of Nepalese children in danger of illness, malnourishment and even death, child rights groups warned. Yet the supply crisis — hitting some of the Himalayan country's most vulnerable — shows..

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Nepal’s top court orders suspension of surrogacy services Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal's top court has ordered a halt to commercial surrogacy services in the Himalayan nation until it rules on the legality of the practice, an official said Wednesday. Nepal has become a destination for foreigners seeking to have children through surrogate mothers. The practice..

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Bir Hospital, CNN differ on reported surgery after quake  Saturday, July 11th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Nepal hospital said Friday that CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta incorrectly reported that he operated on an 8-year-old girl after the country's devastating earthquake in April. A CNN spokeswoman said Gupta did perform surgery, and the news channel was trying to verify..

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Diary: A U.S. surgeon in Nepal :: By Dr. Phillip T. Guillen Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

DHULIKHEL, Nepal: I'll never forget the day the earth moved under my feet while I tried to perform surgery to fix a broken arm. About two weeks ago, a special orthopaedic surgical team from the Loma Linda Medical Center in California arrived in Nepal to help the many victims of the massive,..

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Nepal earthquakes: How medics race to avert a health crisis Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Meera Senthilingam, (CNN): Three weeks, two earthquakes. More than 8,000 deaths and 17,000 injuries. Nearly 3 million displaced and more than 4 million people affected. Nepal was brought tumbling down through a series of disasters beyond its control. The collapse of buildings may have ceased --..

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Jajarkot’s ‘killer disease’ is swine flu Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

JAJARKOT: The mystery disease that has claimed more than a dozen lives in the district in two weeks has been identified as swine flu. The disease, which is caused by influenza virus H1N1, was confirmed after tests were carried out at the National Public Health Laboratory based in Teku of the..

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Nepal Doctors Stay Away From Work to Support Colleague Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services. More than 5,000 doctors took part in the action and only emergency..

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Solidarity And Concern Regarding KC’s Hunger Strike Monday, March 30th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of students, professionals and general public gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to express solidarity with the campaign of Dr Govinda KC to end political meddling in medical institutions. The participants who started gathering from 8 am today also demanded the..

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Health Woes in Nepal Village Known for Organ Sales Friday, November 14th, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, HOKSHE, Nepal(AP): Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems. Instead, he got a lifetime of health problems — and only a fraction of..

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