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Health Ministry recommends declaring public health emergency but Cabinet undecided

Nepal, June 5 -- As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise unabated, the Health Ministry has recommended that the Cabinet declare a nationwide public health emergency. If the Cabinet follows ... Read More


Thousands of children in Kathmandu deprived of immunisation

Nepal, June 2 -- Over 70,000 children in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, between the ages of six months to five years, have been deprived of measles-rubella vaccines. While health facilities in most oth... Read More


Hospitals are now demanding PCR test results before admitting patients

Kathmandu, June 1 -- Three weeks ago, 18-month-old Jishan Shah of Sarlahi badly injured his left foot when he came under the wheel of a moving tractor. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, w... Read More


Rising Covid-19 cases and limited isolation beds once again expose government's lack of preparedness to fight the virus

Kathmandu, May 31 -- Nepal on Saturday reported 189 new Covid-19 cases, the highest for a single day, as the total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,401. Saturday's increase marks t... Read More


Health sector gets 32 percent more budget compared to previous year

Nepal, May 29 -- The government has allocated Rs 90.69 billion for the health sector for the upcoming fiscal year, around 32 percent more than previous fiscal when Rs 68.78 billion was set aside under... Read More


Calls to allow returnees to self-quarantine grow as officials fail to manage

Nepal, May 28 -- On Sunday night, 42 individuals, who recently returned from India and were awaiting their coronavirus test results, ran away from their quarantine centre in Malpara, Kapilvastu Munici... Read More


A 200 percent increase in maternal mortality since the lockdown began

Kathmadnu, May 27 -- Thirty-two-year-old Ganga Karki died on Friday due to postpartum complications. She had delivered a stillborn baby about two weeks ago and her health had steadily deteriorated sin... Read More


Health Ministry insists Nepal has still not entered 'community transmission' stage

Kathmandu, May 26 -- A 70-year-old man from Bara became the fourth Nepali to die of Covid-19. The man, admitted to the Birgunj-based National Medical College to receive treatment for tuberculosis and ... Read More


With patients testing positive for Covid-19, more hospitals could close down completely

Kathmandu, May 25 -- The detection of Covid-19 in patients admitted to hospital for other forms of treatment has led to a swift closure of those health facilities, putting the burden on other hospital... Read More


Nepal reports fourth Covid-19-related death

Kathmandu, May 25 -- The presence of the coronavirus has been confirmed in a 70-year-old man from Bara who died on May 17. "A 70-year-old man, who died on May 17 at the National Medical College in Bi... Read More