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Health workers at Teku hospital to get precautionary training against coronavirus

Kathmandu, Jan. 23 -- Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has decided to provide training to health workers serving at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku to deal with ... Read More


Experts advise national health laboratory to upgrade its bio-safety level 3 facility

Kathmandu, Jan. 21 -- Amid growing concerns of possible spread of new and deadly viruses including a new strain of coronavirus among the public, the National Public Health Laboratory, under the Depart... Read More


Even as coronavirus cases rise, Kathmandu airport has not implemented mandatory screenings

Kathmandu, Jan. 21 -- At a time when many Asian countries have stepped up measures at the international ports of entry to prevent the possible transmission of a new strain of coronavirus, health scree... Read More


Health workers of 21 districts to get mental health screening training this year

Kathmandu, Jan. 20 -- After a failed effort to deploy psychiatric doctors at the state-run health facilities to screen mental health patients, the Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to mob... Read More


Nepali man returned from Wuhan lays bare government preparedness to contain deadly viruses

Kathmandu, Jan. 20 -- When a 21-year-old man from Kavre died of flu-like disease in a Capital hospital last March, it took health authorities two and a half months to confirm that the patient had died... Read More


Chinese man quarantined with coronavirus under observation in Kathmandu, officials confirm

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- A Chinese man is under observation in a Kathmandu hospital after he was quarantined with a mystery strain of coronavirus, according to officials, days after the World Health Orga... Read More


Private hospitals still burning, burying and disposing of hazardous waste together with municipal waste, a new study shows

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- The practice of burning, burying and disposing of hazardous immunisation waste mixing up it with the municipal waste by private hospitals has continued unabated, a report publish... Read More


Nepali man suspected to have been infected with the new strain of coronavirus discharged

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- A Nepali man, who recently returned from Wuhan city of China, and was under observation at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Control Hospital, Teku after he was quarantine... Read More


Health Ministry deputes a doctor, paramedics at the airport health desk

Kathmandu, Jan. 16 -- Following an alert from the World Health Organization (WHO) over the possible spread of a coronavirus strain, the Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday deputed a medical... Read More


Study shows nearly 81 percent of private health facilities are not using WHO-recommended refrigerators to store vaccines

Nepal, Jan. 15 -- Around 81 percent of the private health facilities providing immunisation services are not using the World Health Organization recommended refrigerators to store vaccines, a report p... Read More