Chitwan district has been declared fully immunized district amid a programme here today. Addressing a programme organized by Bharatpur Metropolitan City to declare Chitwan fully immunized district, State Minister, Padma Aryal, reaffirmed government's commitment to render medical services to one and all in the country.
Unicef has handed over a health post building in Malu of the Dolakha district. Deputy Executive Director of Unicef Fatoumata Ndiaye handed the building today after the three-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck Nepal.
A total of 36,005 have been insured from Ilam district under the government introduced Health Insurance Scheme, said the District Health Insurance Board.
The Indian government decided to confer Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian award in India – on senior ophthalmologist of Nepal Dr Sanduk Ruit for his contribution to the people.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said attention should be given not only to the curative but also to the preventive measures in cancer treatment. Addressing the international conference on challenges on controlling cancer in developing countries that commenced here from today, he said the number of cancer patients was on the increase due to the unhealthy lifestyle and food.
Shinya Machida signed a grant contract to provide technical machinery to Manmohan Memorial Polytechnic in Kathmandu. The contract was signed between the Embassy of Japan and the Chairman of the Manmohan Memorial Polytechnic, Mr. Bharat Mohan Adhikari.
The Madhyapurthimi municipality has come across mounting pressures from different quarters to lift seal on the under construction of 300-bed TB hospital at Madhyapur Thimi in Bhaktapur.
The District Community Hospital is struggling to provide service to patients due to lack of medicines provided by the government for free.
Almost 17 million babies under the age of one live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially putting their brain development at risk, according to a new UNICEF paper released today. More than three-quarters of these young children – 12 million – live in South Asia.
The ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masashi Ogawa on Monday signed a grant contract to provide Braille printers and ancillary equipment to the Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB) in Kathmandu. The contract was signed between the Embassy of Japan and the Chairman of NAWB, Kumar Thapa.
The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masashi Ogawa signed a grant contract for providing a mobile clinic car to the Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital, located in Siraha District on Wednesday. The grant contract was signed between the Embassy of Japan and the chairman of the hospital, Dr Upendra Mahato. The grant assistance of $63,043 (Rs 6.5 million) is funded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The mobile clinic is a specialized car manufactured by Toy Factory, a Japanese company, and comes with basic medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment of patients. It can also be used to transport patients to the hospital if needed. The Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital is located in a small village called Karjanha and is the only medical facility in the area. It provides a wide range of medical services and focuses on treatment of local women and children. The mobile clinic will support the expansion of its services to cover four districts, Danusha, Siraha, Udayapur and Sindhuli. The mobile clinic is a van-type vehicle and contains a variety of medical equipment for performing basic surgeries. The vehicle and parts are all Japan-made and the Japanese suppliers, Toy-Factory and Toy Factory International, will provide continuous technical assistance for the maintenance of the mobile clinic car. Dr Mahato established the hospital to commemorate his mother, who could not be saved due to a lack of medical facilities in the area. He hopes that the hospital will support the development of a model village and bring quality and accessible health care to one of the least developed regions in Nepal. The hospital provides different services free of cost or at a minimum cost to financially and socially disadvantaged people. The Embassy of Japan believes this project will contribute towards improving medical services and will help save lives of people living in the southeastern plains of Nepal. The embassy also believes the project can further enhance the bilateral relationship between Japan and Nepal.