Around 2.7 million children are being administered vitamin A supplements

Kathmandu, Oct. 19 -- The government on Saturday launched a nationwide campaign to administer vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets. Under the two-day campaign, the government aims to administe... Read More

Nepal has made progress in reducing child mortality rate, but inequality persists

Kathmandu, Oct. 18 -- Nepal may be in line to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on reducing child mortality rate, but the likelihood of child reaching the age of five still varies about three-f... Read More

Police arrest five including Nidan Hospital officials and a government section officer over kidney scam

Kathmandu, Oct. 17 -- Police on Wednesday arrested five people, including a doctor, a legal officer and chief executive officer of Nidan Hospital, a private health facility in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, for ... Read More

Hospitals are implanting hormonal birth control on mentally impaired women

Kathmandu, Oct. 17 -- When a mentally impaired 21-year-old woman from Sindhupalchok was referred to the Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital about two weeks ago for an abortion, doctors at the hos... Read More

Health Ministry to monitor hospitals to curb sex-selective abortions

Kathmandu, Oct. 15 -- In a bid to curb sex-selective abortions being illegally practised in several parts of the country, the Family Welfare Division under the Department of Health Services has decide... Read More

Market aflush with ayurvedic medicines containing heavy metals in excessive amounts

Kathmandu, Oct. 14 -- Ayurvedic medicines containing heavy metals-arsenic, lead, and mercury-in excessive amounts have been found to be sold throughout the country for months. Mahayograjguggul of bat... Read More

Health Ministry launches detection programme to curb tuberculosis spread

Kathmandu, Oct. 13 -- In a bid to prevent tuberculosis from spreading, the Ministry of Health and Population has begun a nation-wide active case detection programme. The programme is in line with the ... Read More

Yoga and Ayurveda training planned for teachers and students

Kathmandu, Oct. 13 -- In a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the burden of the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases, the Department of Ayurveda plans to provide training on yog... Read More

Epidemiology division asks doctors to be on call during Dashain holidays

Kathmandu, Oct. 6 -- The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has directed doctors and health workers serving in government health facilities across the country to remain on standby to serve pati... Read More

Kathmandu fails to allocate budget for inspection of meat market this year

Kathmandu, Oct. 3 -- Kathmandu Metropolitan City is not examining the health of poultry and livestock brought for this year's Dashain since it did not allocate budget for it. Officials said that the ... Read More