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Health Ministry urges international agencies to extend help in flood- and landslide-hit areas

Kathmandu, July 15 -- The Health Emergency Operation Centre, set up by the Ministry of Health and Population, has asked international partner agencies to be prepared to help and mobilise their mechani... Read More


Pokhara at high risk of dengue outbreak, a new entomological study shows

Kathmandu, July 12 -- Presence of Aedes aegypti and Albopictus mosquitoes and their larvae in huge numbers in Kaski district, especially in Pokhara, is a cause for concern, an entomological study by t... Read More


Dr KC demands appointment of vice chair in medical commission be halted

Kathmandu, July 12 -- Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, has demanded the selection process of vice Chairman of Medical Education Commission be halte... Read More


Nepali Muslims to embark on their Hajj journey in a week, but government yet to vaccinate them

Kathmandu, July 11 -- Every year, Muslims from across the world, along with Nepali Muslims, travel to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, in an annual Islamic pilgrimage. But before embarking on their journey, t... Read More


Lab report gives reprieve to people who came in contact with man who died of bird flu virus

Kathmandu, July 8 -- Test results of all specimens collected from the people who came in contact with a man who died of H5N1 virus (bird flu) have returned negative, according to the Epidemiology and ... Read More


Patients find it hard to get beds in country's central mental hospital

Kathmandu, July 4 -- She was at a loss for words when doctors at Nepal Mental Hospital said it was the last chance for her husband to make a choice between life and alcohol. Her husband needed immedi... Read More


Doctors take exception to new law that allows late-term abortions in exceptional cases

Kathmandu, July 3 -- Doctors and health experts have expressed concern over a provision in a new abortion law that allows the termination of pregnancies at up to 28 weeks in certain special cases. Se... Read More


Sale of banned pain relief medicines rampant, drug monitors say

Kathmandu, July 2 -- The Department of Drug Administration recently confiscated from the market 38 types of drugs that were unregistered and have been banned for sale in the country. Among them, Tram... Read More


Nepal made good strides in reducing maternal mortality rate over two decades-and then hit a plateau

Kathmandu, June 30 -- Namuna Rai from Dharan gave birth to a baby boy last month at the Paropkar Maternity Hospital in Kathmandu. At the time of delivery, she was very concerned as, she said, she bare... Read More


Nepal made good strides in reducing maternal mortality rate over two decades--and then hit a plateau

Kathmandu, June 30 -- Namuna Rai from Dharan gave birth to a baby boy last month at the Paropkar Maternity Hospital in Kathmandu. At the time of delivery, she was very concerned as, she said, she bare... Read More