Six percent of Covid-19 cases are from communities, but no community transmission yet, Health Ministry says

Kathmandu, July 2 -- Despite a massive surge in Covid-19 cases throughout the country, the government has yet to confirm community transmission of the disease, even though public health experts have l... Read More

Request for $1.5 million to set up PCR labs in all provinces yet to respond by SAARC Development Fund

Kathmandu, July 1 -- The government's request to the SAARC Development Fund for $1.5 million to set up hi-tech laboratories in all seven provinces across the country has not been responded even after ... Read More

Restrictions on testing and focus on returnees from abroad don't contain Covid-19, say experts

Nepal, June 30 -- A 30-year-old man from Rautahat who died on Saturday night while receiving treatment at the Lalitpur-based Star Hospital tested positive to Covid-19. Although the man died on Saturda... Read More

Nepal Health Research Council to perform whole-genome sequencing of coronavirus

Kathmandu, June 29 -- Researchers from the Nepal Health Research Council have been preparing to perform a whole-genome sequencing of the coronavirus to know about its type and its spread. Whole-genom... Read More

Inside the Health Ministry during the pandemic

Kathmandu, June 28 -- Malcolm Gladwell, in his 2008 bestseller Outliers, provides a case study of Korean Air in the 80s and 90s. Korean Air, South Korea's largest airline, suffered a number of fatal c... Read More

Over 620,000 children under one year to get rotavirus vaccine starting this week

Kathmandu, June 28 -- Over 620,000 children under one year of age will be protected against rotavirus, as the government is launching a rotavirus vaccine across the country from this week. "We have s... Read More

Experts say Covid-19 epidemic yet to start, stress community tracing

Kathmandu, June 27 -- At a time when most of the Covid-19 tests are being performed on suspects placed in quarantine facilities across the country, public health experts have stressed tests in communi... Read More

More Nepalis are delivering babies at home due to fear of Covid-19

Kathmandu, June 25 -- More Nepalis are delivering their babies at home due to the fear of getting infected with Covid-19 and unavailability of public transport due to the lockdown, officials said. As... Read More

Drug regulator directs firms to increase import of life saving medicines

Kathmandu, June 24 -- The Department of Drug Administration has directed importers and suppliers to increase the import, supply and stockpile of medicines of chronic diseases-asthma, blood pressure an... Read More

Fear of Covid-19 and overlapping symptoms increase risk of late diagnosis of seasonal ailments

Kathmandu, June 23 -- On Sunday, a man in his early 30s visited Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku with fever, headache and cough. The man from Dhading complained that he was f... Read More