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You would not have sat for hunger strike, PM tells Dr Govinda KC Saturday, August 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has proposed Prof Dr Govinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to lead a mechanism to be formed for health education monitoring meant for troubleshooting the ill-practices in the overall health sector. The PM asked Dr KC to take leadership..

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10 dead in Ebola flareup in eastern DR Congo Friday, August 10th, 2018

BENI, DR Congo, (AFP) - Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related. Forty-four confirmed and probable cases have been recorded since the disease broke out in..

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Agreement with Dr KC getting implemented through parliament Monday, July 30th, 2018

Bishnu Nepal, KATHMANDU: After the government made agreement with agitating Dr Govinda KC for the reform on medical education, how the implementation of the agreement is going on is a matter of significance. While breaking the fast-unto-death of Dr KC, Deputy Speaker of Communist Party of Nepal,..

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Govt indifferent to protecting Dr KC’s life: NMA Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal Medical Association has accused the government of showing indifference to save the life of agitating Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC has been staging a hunger strike in Jumla for the past 19 days. The NMA has argued that no responsibility was shown from any side even though the NMA called on..

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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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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..