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Specimen from patients for bird flu virus sent for tests

Kathmandu, May 20 -- The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has collected specimens of 179 people who came in contact with a man who died from bird flu virus (H5N1). Of the 179 samples, 172 we... Read More


Health Ministry demands Rs 54 billion for the next fiscal year

Kathmandu, May 16 -- The Ministry of Health and Population has demanded Rs 54 billion-Rs 400 million more than the current budget allocated to the Health Ministry-for the upcoming fiscal year. However... Read More


Ministry urged to release Rs3 billion for providing health care to 'disadvantaged'

Kathmandu, May 14 -- The Nursing and Social Security Division under the Department of Health Services has demanded an additional Rs1.51 billion from the Ministry of Health and Population to continue p... Read More


Authorities to send more specimens abroad to test for bird flu virus

Kathmandu, May 12 -- The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division says it is preparing to send specimens collected from the people who came in close contact with the person who died after contracting... Read More


Disease control division scans media reports to get information about disease outbreak

Kathmandu, May 8 -- Nine health workers were deployed at a health desk setup at the Tribhuvan International Airport some six years ago to carry out 24-hour screening of passengers entering the country... Read More


Death of a child due to blood mismatch raises concerns over top heart centre's safety protocols

Kathmandu, May 7 -- The death of a young girl at Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, allegedly due to an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction, has raised serious concerns over safety procedures at ... Read More


First cholera case confirmed in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 7 -- Cholera has been detected in a patient who was admitted to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku for treatment of diarrhoeal disease. The 45-year-old man from ... Read More


First bird flu death raises concerns, but government response is too slow

Kathmandu, May 6 -- In a hurriedly called press conference on May 2, the Ministry of Health and Population announced that a person had died from bird flu, the first human casualty in Nepal by H5N1 vir... Read More


Monitoring of private health facilities halted for months

Kathmandu, April 30 -- Monitoring of private health facilities-hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics- operating in the districts of Province 3 has been halted since the beginning of the ongoing fiscal... Read More


Four years on, many families in Valley's core areas still live in quake-damaged houses

Kathmandu, April 25 -- When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25, 2015, the world around Saraswati Maharjan started collapsing. Maharjan managed to survive the disaster, as did... Read More