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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Girl students catches mysterious illness; 12 fainted at once Monday, July 1st, 2019

DANG: Girl students of Mahunyal Secondary School based in Bhajani municipality-1 have seen mysterious illnesses which caused them to faint. Girl students have come across different symptoms such as murmuring, loss of judgment, scurry and unconsciousness during school time in the morning. Twelve..

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Nepal Health Ministry launches New health policy

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has launched the Health Policy 2019 aiming to create opportunities so that the general public would be able to enjoy the basic rights to health enshrined by the constitution. The vision of the new health policy is development, expansion and..

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41 taken ill after a feast in Damauli, Nepal Sunday, June 30th, 2019

TANAHUN: Forty-one villagers have been taken ill after attending a feast hosted by their neighbour. The incident took place on Saturday when Dhanraj Shrestha of Bhanu municipality-3 had hosted a feast on the occasion of the rice feeding ceremony of his son. The locals were served with fish and..

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One dies, three others taken ill after consuming wild mushroom Friday, June 28th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: A girl died and three others of the same family were taken ill after consuming poisonous mushroom at Raksirang, a remote village of Makawanpur district. The deceased has been identified as 13-year-old Banjimaya Praja, said Principal of Dhirang Basic School, Babulal Ghalan. Similarly,..

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