The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the today’s National Assembly session, expressing its concern over the government apathy to operate the hospitals established in commemoration of party prominent leaders the late Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala. The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to keep the operations of nine several hospitals across the country under the management of the federal government. But the hospitals established in the honour of the two leaders are not in the list of nine hospitals and the government has not yet decided on the matter.
Protesting Dr. Gobinda KC has been airlifted to Kathmandu in the wee hours today following his deteriorating health. Dr KC had been on a fast-unto-death since 10 days in Ilam demanding the passage of the National Medical Education Bill in line with the agreement the government had reached with him
Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu has extended monetary assistance to build a new building for the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, Udayapur.
The Non-Resident Nepalese have provided financial aid to a revolving fund, established to support the treatment of disadvantaged community people. Myagdi Rescue Committee Bahrain aided Rs 1.7 million to the revolving fund of Rs 150 million that was set up by Omkumari Peace Trust.
Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Karnali Province Naresh Bhandari has termed the narcotic drug to be cancer to human society. Addressing the closing ceremony of an awareness drive on narcotic drugs organized by the Province Police Wives Association at the provincial capital of Karnali province in Surkhet today, Minister Bhandari expressed his concerns over the growing cases of narcotic drug use among the people, especially youth.
The subcommittee of the education and health committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has prioritized the national medical education bill in the agenda of the forthcoming HoR meeting.
The oldest hospital of the country, Bir Hospital, is in the process of getting a separate well-equipped building for surgery within the next two years. The proposed nine-storey building will have 15 operation theaters.
Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara today paid a visit to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj and wished him quick recovery of his health. The Prime Minister is receiving medical treatment at the Teaching Hospital after suffering from cold, cough and slight fever. Speaker Mahara had reached the hospital at 8 am to see the Prime Minister.
The Fattebal Eye Hospital run by Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh has so far provided its service to 2.46 million people in its 32 years of establishment. A total of 228,664 people underwent surgery for their eyes during the period at the hospital, says its manager Kaushal Kumar Verma. More than 12,000 others also underwent surgery in the health camps organized by the hospital in different locations at different times during the same period.
It is not that unusual the leaders of different parties take contradictory stands on many issues. But, the former two health ministers belonging to different parties were univocal in terms of revising the bill relating to public health service during the House of Representative meeting on August 21.
The Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine, Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has successfully carried out kidney transplantation operation on 506 persons in a decade since starting the service.
An estimated 55 babies out of 100, in Nepal, are breastfed within the first hour of their life. However, the remaining number of babies are not being breastfed within the first hour, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, says UNICEF and WHO in a new report. The estimation of babies worldwide, not being breastfed within the first hour, is 78 million– or three in five – and most of these babies are born in low and middle-income countries.
It has been voiced that the students who have gained medical education in Nepal and developed expertise should be recognized by India's Medical Council.
Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS), World Health Organization Nepal (WHO-N), Danish Red Cross and European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection has organized First National Conference on Pre-Hospital Care for Emergencies in Nepal for EMTs, health workers, doctors, medical representatives and practitioners.
Today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been postponed for a week after both the ruling party and the major opposition party failed to forge consensus on the disputed Medical Education Bill.