Health


Anthrax virus suspected in Koshi Tappu

SUNSARI: Traces of Anthrax virus has been found in Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve. Anthrax can be found naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world and it is found for the first time here. It might be serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive,..

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Viral fever grips many in Saptari, Southeast Nepal Thursday, August 8th, 2019

SAPATARI: An outbreak of viral fever has lately gripped more flood victims in Saptari district, Southeast Nepal. With the change in season, the people, mostly those who were affected by floods, are suffering from viral fever. According to Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital, Rajbiraj many of the..

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62 people infected with dengue in Hetauda sub-metropolis Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: Sixty-two people of Hetauda sub-metropolitan city have fallen sick due to dengue fever. The number of patients was recorded from July 17 to August 7. The dengue patients have been receiving treatment at different hospitals in Hetauda. Mayor of Hetauda sub-metropolitan city, Hari Bahadur..

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Japan-Nepal doctors conference kicks off Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: The first Japan-Nepal doctors' conference has kicked off in the federal capital, Kathmandu, today. 'Japan-Nepal friendship for improving health system of Nepal' is the main theme of the conference, hosted by an organization of Japan-educated doctors under the Japanese University Alumni..

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Very less woman blood donors in Nepal Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The number of woman blood donors is very less in the country even at present. The wrong notion that one becomes physically weak by donating blood is behind the paltry number of woman blood donors as compared to the male donors. Blood Transfusion Service Centre collected 55,953 unit..

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Chitwan Medical College starts liver transplant service Monday, July 29th, 2019

CHITWAN: The Chitwan Medical College (CMC) in Chitwan district has begun providing liver transplant services from July 28 this year. According to the CMC Manager Parash Adhikari, the service was launched marking the World Hepatitis Day. Adhikari shared a total of 400,044 patients were recorded to..

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Nepal’s first Hospital celebrates the completion of 130 years Sunday, July 28th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, the oldest hospital of Nepal, has planned to add 20 new beds to its ICU in near future, Director of NAMS Dr Kedar Prasad Shenchuri said this on the occasion of Bir Hospital’s 130th anniversary. Addressing a function organised..

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Medicine shortage in Jajarkot Hospital Saturday, July 27th, 2019

JAJARKOT: The Jajarkot Hospital operated by Karnali state government is facing the shortage of medicines as medicine supplies to it have been largely halted. Medicine for gastritis, jeevanjal (oral rehydration powder), diclofenac ointment, wound ointment and so on are in short supply in the..

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Prevalence of NCDs on rise in Nepal: Study Thursday, July 25th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A study has shown that the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was rising at an alarming rate in Nepal lately due to unhealthy lifestyle and food habits, among others. Among the NCDs, there were majorly four types of diseases related to kidney, cardiovascular, respiratory and..

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54 new HIV infected people found in Chitwan in six months Friday, July 19th, 2019

CHITWAN: Fifty-four new HIV infected people have been found in first six months of 2019 in Chitwan district. Such number of HIV infected people was found in course of carrying out blood test of 7,809 people of different places in the district. With this, the number of HIV infected people has..

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No ban on private medical college: Health Minister Yadav Sunday, July 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A demand has been made for bringing the medical education under the subordination and supervision of Ministry of Health and Population as it has its direct link with the people's health. The Ministry of Health and Population stated that the inclusion of the medical education and..

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Typhoid fever gets out of control in Dolpa, Far West Nepal Thursday, July 11th, 2019

DOLPA: Typhoid, stalking people in the district for a week, is yet to come under control. The district hospital, having 15 beds, is forced to manage service to 25 patients. Till some days back, 21 persons were receiving treatment for typhoid. Out of five persons visiting the hospital, three have..

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Yet another attack on doctors in Dadeldhura hospital Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

DALEDHURA: Physical assault on doctors continues unabated in Dadeldhura district. Another incident of attack on doctors has been reported no sooner the district hospital was vandalized and on-duty doctors were manhandled after the death of a woman in delivery case. In the previous case too, the..

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