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Health ministry to conduct ‘search and vaccinate’ campaign on May 13 (rep 24/04/2024)

Lack of gender affirmation healthcare results in raft of problems for trans people : Gender affirmation surgery not available in Nepal. Post-op problems are common but treatment hard to come, by Manushree Mahat (kp 21/04/2024)

Health workers to visit schools to jab over 3,000 girls, who missed second HPV vaccine dose : The girls between 14 and 15 years received the first dose but did not show up for the second shot (kp 19/04/2024)

KMC organizing cancer screening camp from today (kh 17/04/2024)

Around 3.2 million children under 5 to be given vitamin A : 2.9 million children above one year will be administered deworming tablets. Campaign is estimated to have reduced deaths among children under five by 23 percent (kp 15/04/2024), National Vitamin ‘A’ campaign to be conducted on April 18 and 19 (kh 16/04/2024)

Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery In Nepal, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rn 13/04/2024)

What were they thinking? The budget cut has had a devastating impact on Bir Hospital, much to the dismay of poor patients (kp 10/04/2024)

Muktinath pilgrims undergo health checks to prevent altitude sickness (rep 08/04/2024)

Over 6,600 people benefit from extensive health camp in Khotang (kh 06/04/2024)

Eleven people died of rabies at Teku Hospital in last eight months : Experts warn the country’s lax approach may jeopardise the goal to end dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 (kp 01/04/2024)

Addressing Healthcare Inefficiency In Nepal, by Bachchu Kailash Kaini (rn 29/03/2024)

Nepal joins the Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines : As a member of the platform, the country will receive 35 types of childhood cancer medicines free of cost for four years (kp 29/03/2024)

Elevating healthcare sector: Challenges and opportunities, by Lochan Karki (ae 27/03/2024)

MC to start health insurance program from mid-May (rep 26/03/2024)

Himalayan Rescue Association deputes doctors in Solukhumbu, Manang (rep 23/03/2024)

Nepal starts providing second dose of HPV vaccine : Plan is to jab around 1.7 million girls between 10 and 14 years. Over 9,900 girls were vaccinated last year (kp 22/03/2024)

Hooked up to a machine : Nepal provides free dialysis to poor patients, but psychological counselling is missing, by Nimisha Gautam (kp 16/03/2024)

Measles and Rubella Immunization campaign: All children of 413 local levels vaccinated (kh 11/03/2024), Measles-rubella vaccination to start soon in around 160 local units : Vaccination has been delayed due to cold and snowfall. Around 4 million children throughout the country are inoculated with MR vaccine in the ongoing campaign (kp 12/03/2024)

Nearly 17,000 children receive measles, rubella vaccines in Doti (rn 10/03/2024)

Want orthodontic treatment? Beware of dental quackery : Dental patients get disfigured, lose huge money as they end up at quacks’,  by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/03/2024)

Five more districts lag behind in achieving full vaccination status (rep 27/02/2024)

A roadmap for eradicating TB, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ae 27/02/2024)

WHO asks SEARO countries to speed up tobacco control measures : Tobacco consumption in the South-East Asian region continues to be the highest globally (kp 21/02/2024)

Vaccination campaign against measles-rubella across Nepal from Feb 25 (rep 21/02/2024), Nationwide Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign targets 5.7 million children (kh 25/02/2024), Over 156,000 children in Lalitpur to be vaccinated against measles-rubella (rep 26/02/2024)

Refrigerated trucks for vaccines handed over to the government : The trucks, which can carry four million vaccine doses each, will support the government’s efforts to strengthen its immunisation programme (kp 20/02/2024)

‘50% children with cancer are out of medical services’ (kh 16/02/2024)

Combatting the threat of rising NCDs in Nepal, by Merry Jha (nlt 12/02/2024)

Govt receives over six million doses of rubella and measles vaccines from GAVI (nlt 05/02/2024)

CRM Nepal conducts lab test of CAR-T cell therapy : This is the first time the treatment technology is tested successfully in Nepal, the organisation says (kp 04/02/2024)

Measles-rubella campaign to be launched in 75 districts from February 25 : Around 5.7 million children will be inoculated in the three-week long campaign (kp 01/02/2024)

As mercury dips, burn cases rise significantly : The number of burn victims has been rising at an alarming rate, but the country is ill-equipped to treat them (kp 29/01/2024)

Report reveals 65 percent of patients in Nepal given antibiotics without prescription : The study shows educational intervention was successful in reducing the use of antibiotics without prescription (kp 27/01/2024)

Impact Of Federalisation On Healthcare, by Pallav Bhusal (rn 19/01/2024)

Anti-elephantiasis jabs being given in 7 districts : The two-week-long campaign will be launched in Feb-March (kp 19/01/2024)

Govt to expand treatment service for non-communicable diseases (kh 16/01/2024)

Govt steps up health surveillance along Nepal-India border in Birgunj amid rise in COVID-19 cases in India (rep 15/01/2024)

Government providing second dose of HPV vaccine in March : Over 9,900 girls aged 14 and 15 years were given the first doses of human papillomavirus vaccine last September (kp 13/01/2024)

Mammogram comes into operation in Bir Hospital (rep 10/01/2024)

Ambulance to be equipped with GPS (kh 07/01/2024)

Saving kidneys to save Nepal : How to urgently address and better navigate the epidemic of renal failures in the country, by Rishi Kumar Kafle (nt 05/01/2024)

Insured will have to bear some of the treatment cost from January 15 : Only 16 percent of Nepal’s population is covered by government’s health insurance scheme (kp 28/12/2023), Leave it alone : By imposing a co-payment system, the government is all set to sabotage its health insurance scheme (kp 29/12/2023)

Measles-rubella, typhoid vaccination starts in seven Karnali districts today : The measles-rubella vaccine will be administered to all children between six months and 15 years in Jajarkot and Rukum West. Those between 16 and 45 will get typhoid vaccine (kp 21/12/2023)

Burn injuries: Not a national priority, by Cilla Khatry (ae 19/12/2023)

Ethical Dilemma Of Triage In Hospital, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 17/12/2023)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City bans tobacco products starting today (kh 13/12/2023), Patan High Court issues interim order against KMC's ban on sale of tobacco products (rep 15/12/2023)

Nationwide HPV vaccination drive likely to be launched in third quarter of 2024 : Ministry plans to inoculate around 1.7 million girls between 10 and 14 with HPV vaccines in the nationwide drive and include it in routine immunisation list, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/12/2023)

Organ donation limits to ‘Only Relatives’ challenged at Supreme Court (kh 11/12/2023) [If I remember correctly, KP Oli received a kidney from a non-related person. But the laws don't apply to top politicians anyway!]

Cholera, measles-rubella vaccination drive in quake-hit, high-risk districts soon : The Health Ministry has extended the deadline for measles elimination to 2026 (kp 07/12/2023)

Strengthening healthcare service in developing countries, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 07/12/2023)

Around 1,000 people benefit from Kalikot health camps (kh 29/11/2023)

Doctors, skilled health workers providing specialist services in remote health post : Locals say the arrival of doctors has saved them much time and energy, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 21/11/2023)

Ministry to set up health desk at Nepal-India land crossing in Susta : There are 16 desks—14 at India-Nepal border points and two at China-Nepal crossings (kp 17/11/2023)

Nationwide ‘Vitamin A’ campaign for children begins today (kh 03/11/2023), 3.5 million children under five to be given vitamin A from today : Around 2.9 million children above one year to be fed deworming tablets also (kp 03/11/2023)

Eye camp restores sight to scores of elderly in Kalikot : The two-day camp was organised by Palata Rural Municipality in collaboration with Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh and Himalaya Eye Hospital, by Tularam Pandey (kp 01/11/2023)

Dashain delays vitamin A and deworming campaign : It will be held on November 3-4. These efforts are estimated to have cut deaths among children under five by 23 percent campaign, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/10/2023)

Nepal’s Ongoing Quest for Eye Health, by Rabindra Adhikary (rep 21/10/2023)

Central Blood Transfusion Service to urge local level to run blood donation campaigns : Provincial and local authorities agreed to provide free blood, which is always scarce in Kathmandu Valley, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/10/2023)

Children to be administered vitamin 'A' on Nov 3-4 (rep 18/10/2023)

Karnali Province declared as fully vaccinated province (kh 13/10/2023)

Around 5.7 million children to receive measles-rubella vaccine : All children under five and those under 15 years from 24 select districts are eligible for the jab, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/10/2023)

Talk to us, Doc : More often violence erupts because doctors just do not engage with the patients and their families, by Deepak Thapa (kp 05/10/2023)

Rising doctor-patient tensions threaten Nepal’s healthcare : Agitating resident doctors agree to resume services following a six-point agreement with the government, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/10/2023), End Violence In Healthcare Institutions, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 01/10/2023)

An urgent plea to protect healthcare providers (rep 28/09/2023)

Bagmati Province to provide blood transfusion service for free : Cancer and heart patients will get Rs50,000 (kp 22/09/2023)

Combating cancer: Role of preventive oncology : Inclusion of the HPV vaccine in governmental vaccination programs can be a game-changer, particularly in resource-limited countries like Nepal, by Parth Gurung (nlt 21/09/2023), HPV shots uptake markedly low in Kathmandu. Only around 600 girls inoculated in nine days : Health authorities now plan to administer vaccines from schools to increase uptake, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/09/2023)

12-day health camp kicks off in Dhankuta (kh 19/09/2023)

Govt to launch special program to support individuals with autism (rep 16/09/2023)

HPV vaccination to be piloted in all provinces from next week : Officials say the vaccine doses will be administered in at least one hospital in each province and on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/09/2023), Govt launches HPV vaccination campaign to combat cervical cancer (rep 13/09/2023)

Enhance Quality Of Health Services, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 03/09/2023)

More than 60,000 snakebite patients receive treatment in a year (kh 02/09/2023)

Second dose of cervical cancer vaccine limited to samples, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 31/08/2023)

Snakebite treatment centre in Thori comes as respite for local residents : A total of 513 patients bitten by snakes, scorpions and hornets have received treatment at the centre (kp 20/08/2023)

Ministry’s indecision deprives thousands of girls of HPV vaccine : The government purchased 20,000 doses of the vaccine in the first week of July (kp 18/08/2023)

Four children die in Humla due to flight delay (rep 16/08/2023), People losing lives as new rule affects flight operation (ae 17/08/2023)

Effect of CAAN decision on aviation service hours: Patients suffer due to lack of flights in Mugu, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 10/08/2023)

Over 40,000 left out children administered vaccines (rep 09/08/2023)

Cardiac MRI in Nepal: Status, issues, challenges and prospects : The integration of cardiac MRI into the healthcare system can contribute to better patient outcomes and support the overall growth of cardiac care in Nepal, by Nirmal Prasad Neupane (nlt 05/08/2023)

Many villagers in Ramechhap rely on health camps for eye treatment : Eye patients are increasing due to inadequate treatment services at government health institutions, say health workers, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 29/07/2023)

Fighting Monsoon-borne Diseases, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 16/07/2023)

Gender disparities in living and deceased organ donor pools continue (kh 14/07/2023)

Govt. to make arrangements for treatment of VIPs in the country (kh 11/07/2023)

Free health care services to all citizens within five years: Minister Basnet (kh 03/07/2023)

Nepal’s failed approach to controlling tobacco use, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 28/06/2023), Impose prohibitive tax on tobacco (ae 28/06/2023)

Creeping catastrophe : Over 20 percent of Nepalis above 15 suffer from hypertension and we are not doing much to control it (kp 28/06/2023)

Over 147,000 children vaccinated against measles, rubella (kh 28/06/2023)

Charting the successes and failures of Nepal’s immunisation campaign : After 1816 Sugauli Treaty, prime minister Bhimsen Thapa sought British help for vaccination against smallpox, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/06/2023)

Unvaxxed children could trigger major disease outbreaks : Hundreds of unvaccinated children found across Nepal. WHO asks nations to strengthen routine immunisation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/06/2023)

Harnessing People’s Agenda For Health, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 10/06/2023)

Ensure Health Care For Every Citizen, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 09/06/2023)

Around 14,000 Kathmandu residents skipped cholera vaccine : Authorities had launched a cholera vaccination drive in wards 11, 12 and 13 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (kp 08/06/2023)

Keeping our lungs safe : Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can lead to lung damage and respiratory complications, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (kp 04/06/2023)

SC rules on statute of limitation, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/06/2023)

Lives at risk as clinical laboratories issue false, often contradictory reports : Most of the clinical labs in Nepal are operating with little regulatory oversight, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/06/2023)

Govt shows leniency towards cigarettes and alcohol products (rep 30/05/2023)

Cholera vaccination drive launched in select Kathmandu localities : Over 95,000 people above one year from wards 11,12 and 13 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City will be administered two doses of the oral cholera vaccine, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/05/2023)

Superspeciality cancer diagnostic tests to start soon : Hospitals are currently sending samples to India for testing, resulting in long waits for the reports, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/05/2023)

Government mulls including private schools in iron and folic acid programme : Studies show 34 percent of adult women aged between 15 and 49 years, and 43 percent of children between six months to 59 months suffer from anaemia in Nepal (kp 23/05/2023)

Infants aged less than nine months to be jabbed against measles: Nepal is committed to eliminating the disease by 2026, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/05/2023)

Female community health volunteers : Revolutionizing Healthcare in Nepal, by Aesha Bajracharya (rep 15/05/2023)

Health ministry to conduct vaccination program for children who missed regular vaccination (rep 14/05/2023)

More children in cities miss routine vaccinations : At least four percent of Nepali children aged 12 to 23 months have not received any of the regular vaccines, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/05/2023)

Vaccination drive launched for children left out during regular schedule (rep 28/04/2023)

Four percent children deprived of immunization, weeklong campaign from April 24 (kh 23/04/2023)

3.2 million children under five to get Vitamin A, deworming pill : Around a half of Nepali kids under five are not getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin A from their regular diet (kp 18/04/2023)

Government in campaign to boost vaccination rate : Report shows that at least four percent of the children aged between 12 and 23 months have received no immunisation (kp 14/04/2023)

Nepal's woeful healthcare system : Unheard stories of Nepali doctors, by Bivek Singh (ht 31/03/2023)

National Vitamin ‘A’ campaign from April second week (nlt 30/03/2023)

Free telemedicine service to Nepali migrant workers abroad (kh 27/03/2023)

Kidney patients deprived of dialysis services in Kanchanpur : Patients suffering from kidney-related complications have to visit either Dhangadhi in Kailali or bordering Indian towns for treatment, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/02/2023)

Health Ministry asks WHO to help set up open-air fitness centres : Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine says outdoor gyms will help fight non-communicable diseases (kp 17/03/2023)

Bridging the dental divide in Nepal : Moving from cure to prevention to ensure oral hygiene for all, by Sonia Awale (nt 17/03/2023)

Free health camp benefits people from five districts (kh 16/03/2023)

Villagers elated after local unit starts door-to-door health service : The Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality has deployed 14 auxiliary nurse midwives in each ward of the rural municipality, focusing on women, children, and the elderly, by Mahesh KC (kp 15/03/2023)

Nat’l personalities to get health care services on par with civil servants (kh 13/03/2023)

Easy access to screening, awareness drives help reduce cancer in women : Prime minister promises free cure for cervical and breast cancers across country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/03/2023)

Govt extends campaign against elephantiasis (kh 10/03/2023), In some districts, few takers for filariasis drug : Ongoing drive against the disease will last till March 14, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/03/2023)

Government lacks budget for free emergency service, screening for non-communicable diseases : Upon their appointment, health ministers promise big but without ensuring budget to fulfil them, say health ministry officials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/03/2023)

A smoke-free Nepal : The country can take a cue from New Zealand, which has implemented a tough law against smoking, by Jaya Kumar Gurung (ae 07/03/2023)

70 cataract patients receive eyesight in Taplejung village (kh 06/03/2023)

Over 5,000 girls of 11-13 years in Chitwan receive HPV vaccine : Human papillomavirus causes cervical cancer, a major cause of death among women, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/03/2023) [International medicine strongly recommends this vaccination for boys too!]

Special health approach necessary for deprived communities: NA Vice-Chair Aryal (kh 28/02/2023)

Anti-elephantiasis drive in 15 districts : The campaign against elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis will continue over the next two week (kp 24/02/2023)

Govt to launch eye checkup programs at school level (kh 16/02/2023)

Patients suffer as doctors shut hospitals : The strike was called off at 11am Sunday, but services were affected throughout the day. Doctors should not punish hundreds of thousands of people to avenge act of a cop, says physician, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/02/2023)

NMA to halt all health services on Sunday (kh 11/02/2023)

Senior citizens regain their eye sight after operation in Nuwakot (kp 11/02/2023)

Health ministry recommends lowering iodine content in salt : Experts link excessive salt intake to a rise in non-communicable diseases including hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure and cardiovascular conditions in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kh 09/02/2023)

First successful kidney transplant in Karnali (kh 06/02/2023)

Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City provides all services related to blood for free (kh 03/02/2023)

Ensure Affordable Health Services, by Yug Bahadur (rn 03/02/2023)

Vaccines unavailable for Kailali children (ht 03/02/2023)

Govt observes February as ‘Iodine Month’ (kh 01/02/2023)

Free health services at doorsteps in Raskot (kh 18/01/2023)

MoHP urges to get children vaccinated against rubella, measles (kh 11/01/2023)

Holes in the vaccination drive : The measles outbreak in ‘fully-immunised’ Banke indicates big lapses in the immunisation campaign (kp 11/01/2023)

Promotion Of Disable-friendly Health Services, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 01/01/2023)

Chopper permit hassles costing lives in Gorkha : Many people, pregnant women in particular, are dying due to the red tape in flying out from restricted areas, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/12/2022) [Irresponsible administration!]

Polio vaccine to be administered to newborns 14 weeks after birth (rep 27/12/2022)

Chronic patients get health care services at their doorsteps for free (kh 23/12/2022) [related to Likhupike Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu]

Siddharthanagar bans sale and distribution of tobacco products (kh 20/12/2022)

App makes it easier to get medical services : Patients can obtain doctor consultation, make online outpatient registration and fix appointments with doctors using Cura Health, say its makers, by Pawan Pandey (kp 17/12/2022)

Nepal Eye Hospital to conduct 10,000 surgeries annually (kh 17/12/2022)

Nepal to roll out HPV vaccine next year : Human papillomavirus causes cervical cancer, which is a major cause of death among women in Nepal, doctors say (kp 16/12/2022)

Kidney patients face long wait for dialysis at government hospitals : Although the dialysis service is free of cost at government hospitals, patients and their families are breaking their backs buying expensive medicines, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 16/12/2022)

Tele-cardiology service kicks off in Rapti rural municipality (kh 16/12/2022(

Chronic patients, pregnant women to be given blood for free (kh 14/12/2022)

Thousands of 12-23 month olds deprived of vaccines : Experts term the situation ‘alarming’ as it could imperil years of achievements Nepal has made in child health, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/12/2022), Jabs for children : The government should first be able to pinpoint the reasons for low immunisation coverage (kp 14/12/2022)

Elephantiasis still a concern in Baglung : Irregularity in prescribed drugs intake is a main reason it is still prevalent in the district, say health officials, by Prakash Baral (kp 07/12/2022)

Tokha municipality to provide free health checkup for community schools children (kh 05/12/2022)

Antibiotic misuse triggering health crisis : Antimicrobial resistance genes were detected in 81 percent of samples tested in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/11/2022)

Rotavirus causes diarrhea in children : Special attention should be paid to prevent dehydration, interview with Uma Gurung (kh 11/11/2022)

Nepal lacks equipment to test harmful substances in syrupy medicines : Admission comes amid quality concerns of medicines in supply as cough syrups are linked to deaths in two countries, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/11/2022)

Salyan local unit offers free treatment for disabled kids : Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children, Banepa will bear 85 percent cost, by Biplob Maharjan (kp 02/11/2022)

A manifesto of an ordinary Nepali citizen : It is the State's responsibility to ensure the good health of all its citizens. Health services should be free to all citizens using either social insurance, public funds or mixed methods, by Nirmal Kandel (nlt  17/10/2022)

Children between six months and five years to be given vitamin A supplement : Regular supplementation campaigns have reduced deaths among children under five by around 23 percent in Nepal (kp 17/10/2022)

Campaign for free heart examination of children in Chitwan (kh 25/09/2022)

Free TB screening in eight wards of KMC (rep 23/09/2022)

Healthcare needs a long-term investment (ae 22/09/2022)

Eye surgery gives woman new hope in life : Chyomaya Chepang from Raksirang has regained her eyesight after two years of going completely blind, by Pratap Bista (kp 17/09/2022)

KMC reintroduces ban on smoking in public places : Kathmandu Metropolitan City officials claim the ban will be enforced effectively this time despite repeated failures in the past, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/09/2022)

Service sans security : We must help build a better rapport between doctors and patients for quality health care (kp 09/09/2022)

Dhangadhi folks benefit from free health camp : The free health check-up ensures those fromrural areas get right diagnosis and treatment (kp 29/08/2022)

Surgeries affected at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in lack of a blood bank : Until now, police and army personnel have been donating blood for crucial surgeries, by DB Budha (kp 27/08/2022)

Snakebite patient dies for want of timely treatment (kh 31/07/2022)

A just public health system: To take better care of citizens, by Simone Galimberti (ht 27/07/2022)

Doctors at Bir Hospital surgically remove tumor weighing 1kg, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 26/07/2022)

Karnali Province sets up health supply management centre (kh 19/07/2022)

Secure health services : The law provides safety and security to those working in the health sector, be it a public or private institution (ht 18/07/2022)

Ambulance service operated in remote villages in Rasuwa (kh 14/07/2022)

Affordable health care : Helps build up citizens' resilience, by Simone Galimberti (ht 12/07/2022)

Snakebite patients in Talloswarad of Baitadi die for want of treatment : Since treatment for snakebite is not possible in the entire district, patients have to be taken to Dadeldhura or Dhangadhi. Most of the patients die on the way to hospitals, by Tripti Shahi (kp 03/07/2022)

Sick of it : Nepalis are losing lives and homes to pay for expensive medical care, by Sagar Budhathoki (nt 24/06/2022)

Dangers of privatising health insurance in Nepal : By handing over health insurance to the private sector, the government is abandoning its citizens, by Gaj B Gurung and Sushil Koirala (nt 24/06/2022), Ensuring health insurance for all Nepalis : The goal is equitable health care for all Nepalis, the path is a national insurance policy, by Sonia Awale (nt 24/06/2022)

First kidney transplantation done in Pokhara (kh 24/06/2022)

Eye Care Suffers Workforce Crunch, by Bijay Khatri (rn 23/06/2022)

Service seekers reluctant to renew government health policy : Neither the local health posts nor the district hospital has provisions to cover the health expenses of service seekers under the policy, by Hari Gautam (kp 19/06/2022)

Poor families to get free blood in more Kathmandu hospitals (kh 17/06/2022)

Over 1,000 students receive health checkup services (kh 09/06/2022)

437 people benefited from free eye camp in Humla (rep 08/06/2022)

Snakebite cases rise with monsoon around the corner : Study shows close to 3,000 people die from snakebite every year in Tarai alone, many before reaching a hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/06/2022)

Monsoon maladies : The authorities need to prioritise efforts to fill the gaps within the health sector (kp 30/05/2022)

Ensuring Universal Health Coverage, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 27/05/2022)

Experts for awareness drives as free screening alone doesn’t lessen cervical cancer cases : The government has decided to provide free screening for cervical cancer at all state-run health facilities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/05/2022)

Residents of Khotang depend on helicopters to reach hospitals : Pregnant women suffer the most from a lack of good hospitals and roads in Khotang, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 22/05/2022)

Ministry mulls free screening for non-communicable diseases from upcoming fiscal year : Health Ministry says it plans to provide free testing for hypertension, diabetes, renal function, liver function, heart problems, and cervical cancer to people over 40 in eight districts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/05/2022)

One healthy person can restore vision to four people, by Bina Neupane (kh 09/05/2022)

Strengthen Healthcare Financing, by Gauri Pradhan (rn 05/05/2022)

Hundreds of children sick after receiving typhoid shots freshly rolled out by ministry : A child is being treated for a neurological disorder and doctors yet to confirm if the vaccine was responsible, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/04/2022)

Two-day weekend will add to case backlogs at hospitals, doctors say : Concerns grow patients needing surgeries, renal transplantations will suffer more, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/04/2022)

Health care issues despite being vital remain neglected in local elections : Candidates and parties must come up with practical and realistic health care plans, say doctors, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/04/2022)

Govt administering Vitamin ‘A’ and albendazole to children today and tomorrow (kh 19/04/2022), Nationwide vitamin A and deworming campaign kicks off : It is estimated that regular supplementation campaigns have reduced deaths among children under five by 23 percent. Coverage of the programme has declined due to the coronavirus pandemic, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/04/2022)

Nepal seeks India’s help to eliminate malaria infections : Request comes as most of the imported cases of the disease are from India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/04/2022)

Googling self-treatment methods and medical advice? Don’t, doctors say : Plethora of information on symptoms and medication comes at multiple—and huge—risks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/04/2022)

Nepal introduces typhoid vaccine into routine immunization program (kh 07/04/2022)

Over 1.3 million children in Lumbini to be vaccinated against typhoid (kh 04/04/2022), Anti-typhoid vaccination campaign beginning in Madhes Province (kh 05/04/2022), 7.5 million children to be vaccinated against typhoid (rep 05/04/2022)

Free eye camp benefits more than 200 people : Ophthalmologists say lack of regular check-ups and pollution trouble eyes, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 28/03/2022)

Govt to vaccinate children against typhoid in nationwide campaign (rep 28/03/2022)

'Precaution Must To Control Diabetes' (rn 27/03/2022)

Restoring eyesight : From Doramba to the world, by Sharada Adhikari (ht 27/03/2022)

Kidney transplant service to be available in Karnali by this year (rep 25/03/2022)

Telemedicine service effective in remote areas (kh 16/03/2022)

Bajhang’s elderly receive new set of teeth : As many as 150 people received a new set of dentures at a health camp organised by the federal health ministry and Bajhang hospital, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/03/2022)

Nationwide vaccination against typhoid starting on April 8 : Doctors say without improving water and sanitation conditions, waterborne diseases including typhoid cannot be defeated, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/03/2022)

Funds crunch pushes back HPV vaccine purchase : Human papillomavirus causes cervical cancer and is a major cause of deaths among women in Nepal, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/03/2022)

Govt decides to conduct free health tests for citizens above 50 yrs (kh 11/03/2022)

Dialysis service begins at Hetauda govt hospital (kh 10/03/2022)

People of some Bardibas villages deprived of health care services : Poor infrastructure and a lack of roads have especially put pregnant women at high risk, by Sunita Baral (kp 04/03/2022)

Nepal To Administer Ivermectin Drug Against Elephantiasis (rn 01/03/2022)

Case For Sustainability Of Telemedicine, by Bishal Raj Paudyal (rn 22/02/2022)

National Public Health Lab begins PCR tests against Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses (kh 22/02/2022)

Cancer survivors deprived of treatment : Of the total cancer surviving children, two-thirds are deprived of medical treatment facilities, states a report (ht 16/02/2022)

Snakebite, an invisible neglected crisis in Nepal : Close to 3,000 people die of snakebites every year in Tarai alone, many before reaching the hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/02/2022)

‘Nepal risks losing decades of progress on health care’ : Dr Bibek Kumar Lal, director of the Family Welfare Division under the Department of Health Services, on Covid situation, vaccination challenges and how badly the pandemic impacted the country’s regular health programmes (kp 13/02/2022), Other infectious diseases overshadowed by COVID-19, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 13/02/2022), Silent killer : Exclusive focus on Covid-19 has led to the neglect of non-communicable and infectious diseases (kp 14/02/2022)

Gandaki province government to increase access to free basic, emergency health services (kh 31/01/2022)

Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Pallavi Koirala (rep 30/01/2022)

Tsering Sumjok is all right : Badly injured as a baby, Dolpo native never gave up and is now helping her home community, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 21/01/2022)

'Nepalis need to develop culture of routine eye check-up' (ht 16/01/2022)

Preparation to give monthly allowance to cancer patients (kh 08/01/2022)

Rukum (West) residents demand blood transfusion centres : The district does not have a blood transfusion centre which means patients and their families have to run from pillar to post looking for donors in their hour of need, by Hari Gautam (kp 19/12/2021)

Drug rehabilitation centres to receive government grant (ht 17/12/2021)

Kidney Transplant Centre transplants 800 kidneys in 9 yrs (kh 07/12/2021)

Manthali launches free kidney checkup campaign : The local unit in Ramechhap district aims to run kidney checks on all residents above six years of age, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 24/11/2021)

Ad hocism in healthcare : The prerogative of providing health care as a service rests heavily on the government (kp 23/11/2021)

Immunoglobulin service to be run in all seven provinces (kh 18/11/2021), Increasing dog bites may hamper Nepal’s aim to end rabies by 2030 : Health Ministry to start immunoglobulin treatment from all seven provinces from Sunday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/11/2021)

Health insurance encourages Gulmi residents to seek medical care, by Gaganshila Khadka (kp 30/10/2021)

Japan provides 114 more oxygen generators to Nepal (rep 29/10/2021)

WHO committed to strengthening stroke care services : An estimated 70 per cent of strokes occur in low and middle-income countries (ht 29/10/2021)

Bajura woman struggling for life (ht 27/10/2021)

Stakeholders warn of possible risk of polio in Nepal, stress joint efforts (ht 25/10/2021)

Challenges of Delivering Health Service in Nepal, by Guru Sharan Sah (kh 22/10/2021)

Nationwide vitamin A and deworming campaign on October 24 and 25Supplementation drives have reduced deaths among children, health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/10/2021)

Ticking time bomb : Intense focus on Covid-19 has led to the neglect of matters related to chronic diseases (kp 18/10/2021)

Over 2K kids undergo eye checkup (kh 05/10/2021)

Ensure Affordable Health Services To Elderlies: Geriatricians, by Mahima Devkota (rn 01/10/2021)

Bhaktapur hospital offers free treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (kh 29/09/2021)

Govt to administer vitamin ‘A’ to children on Oct 24-25 (kh 28/09/2021) [What is the use of taking one vitamin A tablet at all?]

Routine Immunisation Decreases Due To COVID-19 (rn 21/09/2021)

Step by step for rural health care in Nepal : Local philanthropy and volunteerism combine to make Ek Ek Paila a model for health care in rural Nepal, by Aryan Sitaula (nt 17/09/2021)

Joint transplant gaining momentum in Chitwan (kh 02/09/2021)

‘Investment in nutrition and immunization yields over 16 times results’ (kh 01/09/2021)

Free health camp in Humla benefits 650 people (kh 01/09/2021)

Abdominal CT scan machine at Purbanchal Hospital left unused for one year, affecting patients (kh 23/08/2021)

Patients hit hard as incessant rainfall obstructs roads in Bajura district (ht 12/08/2021)

ewer doctors coming to Baglung after it was removed from remote districts list : The chances of getting a scholarship for MD are high if a doctor has served at hospitals in remote districts, by Prakash Baral (kh 12/08/2021)

WHO charting out action plan for health improvement in Karnali (kh 11/08/2021)

Bardibas snakebite centre does not have a ventilator : In the absence of a ventilator, critical patients of snakebite in Bardibas are sent to other places for treatment, by Sunita Baral (kp 08/08/2021)

KMC starts robotic surgery service for first time in Nepal, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 06/08/2021)

Tobacco epidemic : Nepal's ability to control tobacco consumption in the country would contribute to alleviating poverty and improve their quality of life (ht 30/07/2021)

Regular vaccination programme takes hit amid Covid-19 pandemic (kp 20/07/2021)

CMC hospital carries out successful liver transplant (ht 16/07/2021)

15-year-old Bajura child struggling for life (ht 15/07/2021)

Other hazards loom : The neglect of non-communicable diseases has disrupted regular health services (kü 09/07/2021)

People with comorbidities deprived of health care amid pandemicInfection fears and restrictions enforced by the authorities have affected the follow-up visits of many patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2021)

Dogs that biteThe problem of rabies has to do  with lack of management (kp 30/06/2021)

Reducing snakebite deaths : The government must send specialists to rural health centres to handle snakebite emergencies (kp 21/06/2021)

Kanchanpur local units hire doctors for primary health centres : Arrival of doctors in village health posts comes as a boon for people during the time of pandemic, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/05/2021)

Bajhang local unit dispatches health teams to highlands to aid yarsa pickers : Many people die from easily treatable ailments in the highlands due to lack of timely medical care, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 24/05/2021)

People with non-Covid-19 conditions avoiding hospital visits fearing infection, by Sguvam Dhungana (kp 20/05/2021)

Seeking a rights-based approach to healthcare : The pandemic should be a wake-up call for Nepal to revamp its public healthcare system, by Mandira Sharma and Karuna Parajuli (kp 16/05/2021)

Dialing 102: A colossal waste of time, by Cilla Khatry (ae 13/05/2021)

Bajura declared district with full vaccination coverage (kh 29/04/2021)

Eleven countries, including Nepal, witness significant reduction in malaria cases (ht 26/04/2021)

Telemedicine service benefits Karnali folk : Residents of remote villages can easily access specialist services after the service was launched in 42 health institutions, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 19/04/2021)

Anti-filariasis drug campaign launched (ht 03/04/2021)

Bajura local levels to be declared fully immunised soon (ht 23/03/2021)

Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia: UN report : Health services must urgently be restored and strengthened to contain the pandemic’s impact on the most vulnerable families (rep 21/03/2021)

Health service cuts resulting in more child deaths (ht 18/03/2021)

Telemedicine services yet to be revived in provinces : Health Ministry had allocated Rs5 million to each province to resume the service in 2020, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/03/2021)

Drive against elephantiasis postponed : Covid-19 vaccination campaign gets priority, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/0372021)

Encephalitis threat : Since the mosquito is the vector of the disease, people must avoid being bitten by it by using mosquito nets and mosquito repellents (ht 24/02/2021)

Docs warn against delay in encephalitis treatment (ht 23/02/2021)

Ministry of Social Development in Sudurpaschim delays funds for Saipal eye camp : Delay in the release of total budget has led to non-payment of the expenses incurred in the management and treatment of patients during the eye camp, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/02/2021)

Government has not procured essential drugs for over 18 months : The essential drugs provided for free are key to preventing deaths by non-communicable diseases, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/02/2021)

Cervical cancer is avoidable : If diagnosed early, it  is one of the most  preventable and  treatable forms of cancer, by Kishor Adhikari (kp 01/02/2021)

Elephantiasis survey planned in 12 districts in mountains : The 2020 deadline to  eliminate the disease has been extended to 2028, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/01/2021)

Makwanpur local unit to provide free health services to senior citizens at their doorsteps : Raksirang Rural Municipality has allocated Rs2 million this fiscal year to launch ‘Save parents’ health programme, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/01/2021)

Bajura woman in immediate need of financial support for treatment (ht 01/01/2020)

Decentralising The Health Services, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/12/2020)

Covid-19 brings improvement in Makwanpur’s health sector : The local government has given due priority to the health sector in the current fiscal year, by Pratap Bista (kp 19/11/2020)

Rural areas in Salyan and Rukum (West) get access to health servicesSeveral local units in the two districts have enhanced the institutional capacity of health facilities and initiated ambulance services for people in rural areas, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 5/11/2020)

Patients of chronic ailments and accident injuries deprived of care due to pandemic : Immunisation programmes have also been disrupted in Lumbini Province, by Nabin Paudel (kp 13/11/2020)

Govt launches telemedicine in all 7 provinces to fight coronavirus (rep 10/11/2020)

Patients in Hetauda face difficulties finding an ambulance for long routes : Ambulance drivers have been refusing to offer services on long routes since their  demand for a revision in the transport fare is yet to be addressed, locals say, by Subash Bidari (kp 31/10/2020)

Health Ministry slashes two-thirds budget for treatment of non-communicable diseases : Only Rs40 million has been allocated for free medicines for non-communicable diseases this fiscal year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/10/2020)

Recovering drug users in Nepal have it tough during the pandemic, by Sunny Mahat (ae 16/10/2020)

Dr. KC Voices For Egalitarian Healthcare, by Mukti Rijal (rn 15/10/2020)

Women Unhappy Over Rules Discouraging Them To Donate Plasma, by Sampada A. Khatiwada (rn 13/10/2020)

Foul play suspected in private firm’s deal to supply Russian vaccine to Nepal : Experts and officials wonder how a little-known company reached an agreement to import the Covid-19 vaccine when the government should have been taking the lead, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/10/2020), Much ado about vaccine : Nepal must put in place an effective vaccine policy so as to ensure total coverage (kp 01/10/2020)

First-ever eye camp reaches remote Bajhang areas : A team of health workers reached Saipal Rural Municipality on Wednesday and examined 135 eye patients, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 17/09/2020)

The shadow curve : Disruptions in health services due to the pandemic could result in a secondary health crisis (kp 11/09/2020)

Many elderly people in Saipal live with treatable visual impairment for lack of medical facilities : More than 80 percent of eye patients will regain their sight if authorities conduct an eye camp, say health workers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 10/09/2020)

Upper Dolpa deprived of lifesaving health services (ht 09/09/2020)

Surgeons Suggest Govt To Upgrade Manpower, Services For Free Treatment Of Acid Victims, by Nayak Paudel (rn 23/08/2020)

Don’t let hospitals deny medical care to anyone: SC to govt (ht 17/08/2020)

With Covid, people fear to visit Teku for anti-rabies vaccine: n an average, 30 people visited the hospital daily during the four months of lockdown. After restrictions were eased, the number has reached 50, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/08/2020)

Coverage of measles-rubella campaign lowest in Bagmati Province: 26 percent of children under five years old missed out on the life-saving vaccine, which child health experts say is an alarming trend, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/08/2020)

Is Eradication Of Hepatitis B Possible?, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 02/08/2020)

Snakebite victims are dying in Taplejung as they do not get immediate medical attention: For eastern hill and mountain districts, the only snakebite treatment centre is in Charali, Jhapa, which could take days to reach for those living in remote regions, by Ananda Gautam (kp 29/07/2020), End snakebite deaths: Sitting on data and doing nothing about it is a problem bigger than any public health issue that plagues Nepal (kp)

Taking Measures To Avert Snakebites, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 12/07/2020)

Bhimphedi Rural Municipality provides free health insurance to Chepangs: As many as 603 people from the marginalised Chepang community will benefit from the health insurance policy from the upcoming fiscal year, by Pratap Bista (kp 11/07/2020)

At Mahakali Hospital, patients of snakebite and Covid-19 are in want of ventilator: The hospital doesn’t have an isolation centre either, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/07/2020)

Over 620,000 children under one year to get rotavirus vaccine starting this week: With seven new vaccines introduced since 2004, the number of vaccines on the regular immunisation list reaches 12, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/06/2020)

Vitamin A, deworming drug drive on July 6, 7 (ht 26/06/2020)

Lockdown curtailed tuberculosis patients’ access to health facilities, TB center says: A study shows detection of new tuberculosis cases declined by 50 percent during the lockdown, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/06/2020)

MoWCSC seeks people’s access to regular health services (ht 11/06/2020)

Let the patients choose: It is time we started to routinely ask patients about their wishes for end-of-life care, by Ranjan Pathak (kp 05/06/2020)

No insurance for coronavirus from today (ht 05/06/2020)

Seven kidney patients have died in the last 36 days at the National Hospital in Birgunj: While relatives allege malpractice, director Basruddin Ansari says his hospital is not responsible for dialysis patients who die after returning home, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/06/2020), Probe dialysis deaths: Alleged malpractices at NMCTH should resuscitate debate on medical ethics and quality of care in Nepal (kp 04/06/2020)

Thousands of children in Kathmandu deprived of immunisation: Doctors say the capital city is highly vulnerable to outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/06/2020)

Capital’s blood banks running on low reserves, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 25/05/2020)

Kidney patients dying due to COVID-19 lockdown: A nationwide quarantine aimed at controlling one disease is causing deaths from another, by S Dhiren (nt 08/05/2020)

Patients under regular medication face shortage of medicines due to prolonged lockdown: A heart patient died on Monday because she ran out of her supply of medicines, according to District Hospital in Chainpur, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/05/2020)

Lockdown hits immunisation drive against diarrhoea: The government was planning to vaccinate 620,000 children against rotavirus this year, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 04/05/2020)

Diminishing vaccine stock becomes a cause for concern for health officials: Thousands of newborns will miss their shots if the supply of vaccines is not replenished soon, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/05/2020)

Lost in translation: The people deserve more essential health services, and the government must clarify and publicise what’s available (kp 30/04/2020))

Gosaikunda Rural Municipality starts providing door-to-door health services: More than 200 residents have received services in the last three days, according to the rural municipal office, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 25/04/2020)

HIV patients in Baglung getting drug delivered at their doorsteps (ht 24/04/2020)

Haemophilia patients lack medicines to plug bleeding: The situation has worsened after movement of international flights was disrupted, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 23/04/2020))

Cases of snakebite on the rise with the onset of summer: With the country under lockdown and the state mechanism concentrating on combating the possible outbreak of Covid-19, experts worry treatment of snakebite patients may face hurdles, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 20/04/2020)

Coronavirus threat affects immunisation campaign: Millions of kids not to get measles and other vaccines on time, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 16/04/2020)

Time To Improve Healthcare Facilities, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 07/04/2020)

Focus on COVID-19 could increase mortality of other diseases, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 02/04/2020)

Lockdown transport woes for cancer, kidney patients, by Sabitri Dhakal(ht 31/03/2020)

With the country under lockdown, a blood crisis looms: Numerous blood drives had already been cancelled due to Covid-19 fears, but the lockdown has meant that all blood donations have stopped, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 26/03/2020)

Dialysis services in a government hospital halt due to chemical shortage: Narayani Hospital in Birgunj used to conduct dialysis of 18 to 20 kidney patients on a daily basis, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 21/03/2020)

Hospitals with 50 or more beds told to suspend non-urgent checkups, surgeries (rep 21/03/2020) [This will affect basic health care, especially in rural areas!]

70,000 children to be vaccinated in capital (ht 18/03/2020)

Chitwan low on blood reserves as donation events are halted over coronavirus fears: There is a demand for 150 pints of blood daily, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 16/03/2020)

Elderly, needy to get health service at their doorstep (ht 06/03/2020)

Why preventive health care is important: The general public believes full body checkups are unnecessary, but a majority of doctors in Nepal prescribe annual checkups as a precautionary measure, by Shashwat Pant (kp 05/03/2020)

Elephantiasis still a major health challenge in Bara district: The government has been launching mass drug administration programme to reduce the number of elephantiasis patients in the affected districts, by Laxmi Sah (kp 03/03/2020)

Hearing Loss in Nepal can be prevented: 16.6 percent of Nepalis suffer from hearing problems, one of the highests in Asia, by Milan Maharjan (rep 03/03/2020)

Access to medical marijuana: The right to obtain medical cannabis pursuant to the law has been denied to the Nepali people, by Ankit Dhakal (kp 01703/2020)

Rush hour traffic snarls slow down ambulances, put patients’ lives at risk: Although traffic police try their best to clear the way, some drivers don’t help the cause, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/02/2020)

Measles outbreak in Dhading , two years after district declared fully immunised: A medical team found that none of the children in Soldanda village was vaccinated against the disease, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/02/2020), Not measles-free after all: Immunisation drives lose credibility due to premature celebrations (kp 28/02/2020)

To address the blood supply and demand gap, Hamro LifeBank maintains a digital database: The company has so far collected a database of some 18,000 donors which is being updated on a daily basis, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17 /02/2020)

Poor handling of infections at health facilities concerns experts: Hospital-acquired infections can complicate treatment and even cause deaths, health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/02/2020)

Rampant ambulance fees hit patients hard in Baitadi: A majority of the ambulances, in government and private hospitals, in the district charge more than what is fixed by the District Ambulance Committee, by Tripti Shahi (kp 14/02/2020)

Nationwide immunisation drive against measles-rubella kicks off today: Three million children under five to be inoculated in a bid to eliminate disease by 2023, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/02/2020): , Immunization for better health: Why do parents choose not to vaccinate their children against measles and rubella? Why do they fail to complete the second dose?, by Prakash Raj Bhatt (rep 13/02/2020)

Rs 508 million spent on medical services reimbursed (ht 07/02/2020)

nti-filariasis campaign to begin from February 25 (ht 04/02/2020)

Open border main challenge to curb elephantiasis in Kanchanpur: Elephantiasis is the second major infectious disease after leprosy to cause permanent and long-term disability in the country, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 03/02/2020)

Misdiagnosed afflictiom: True affliction is when people in rural districts of Nepal die of diarrhea because of poor sanitation and dirty water, when pregnant women lose their lives because they don’t have access to prenatal care, by Amod Pyakuryal (rep 29/01/2020)

Authorities told to enforce anti-tobacco law (ht 26/01/2020)

Experts advise national health laboratory to upgrade its bio-safety level 3 facility: A team recommended by the World Health Organisation examined the laboratory, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/01/2020)

Children in rural Sindhupalchok deprived of government-run vaccination programmes: Health officials rarely reach the villages to administer the vaccines putting the lives of children at risk, by Anish Tiwari (kp 21/01/2020)

TB patients continue to face medication barrier (ht 19/01/2020)

Lack of dialysis machine hits kidney patients hard (ht 19/01/2020)

A shot in the arm for vaccines in Nepal: As anti-vaccine rumours spread globally on social media, Nepal has a different problem: an unmet demand for immunisation, by Sonia Awale (nt 17/01/2020)

Health Ministry deputes a doctor, paramedics at the airport health desk: Currently, there’s no facility in the country that isolates passengers suspected of carrying infectious diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/01/2020), Nepal's approach to the risk of globalised epidemics is troubling: The lackadaisical approach goes against common sense, and will prove costly (kp 17/01/2020)

Number of burn victims is rising at an alarming rate, but the country is ill-equipped to treat them: Many are dying because of lack of awareness, as burns are yet to be recognised as health priority, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/01/2020)

New action plan proposes declaring public health emergency in case of hazardous level of pollution: The emergency situation could mean introducing odd-even rules for vehicles, stopping vehicular movement in some parts and shutting schools among others, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/01/2020)

Non-communicable disease medicines worth Rs 135 million to be distributed free of charge: Several studies show more than two-thirds of deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/01/2020)

Sudurpaschim is arming health posts with ultrasound machines: Health officials claim the tele-ultrasound system helps to control the alarming child and maternal mortality rates, by Arjun Shah (kp 06/01/2020)

Children deprived of vaccination in Bajura, by Krishna Oli (rep 02/01/2020)

TIA health desk without staff ahead of Visit Nepal 2020: Health experts warn of possible transmission of deadly diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/12/2019)

Health care sectors witness turmoil in 2019: The year was ridden with outbreaks of contagious diseases that stretched the underprepared health authority to its limit and beyond, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/12/2019)

Preventing vaccine-related rumours: Media must play a proactive role in stopping false rumours and misinformation from spreading, by Mukesh Adhikari (kp 31/12/2019)

As mercury drops, doctors advise avoiding morning runs but stress regular indoor exercise: Freezing temperatures could expose people to more health risks, including heart attack and brain stroke, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/12/2019)

Rotavirus vaccine plan faces uncertainty as aid agency questions local governments’ capacity to spend: The vaccine is used to protect against rotavirus infections, which are the leading causes of severe diarrhoea among young children, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/12/2019), Treating diarrhoea once and for all: The government must introduce rotavirus vaccines without any delay if it is serious about decreasing child mortality owing to diarrhoea (kp 30/12/2019)

National TB Center forced to purchase TB vaccine from Indian black market: Officials say they took the step in order not to risk discontinuation of treatment of more than 250 patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/12/2019)

75,000 persons pledge to donate cornea (ht 27/12/2019)

Threat of pneumonia: Taking preventive measures is the best way to keep children below 15 years of age free from influenza and pneumonia  (ht 27/12/2019)

Securing Environmental Health: Environmental health should be one of the biggest priorities for the government of Nepal to minimize the burden of infectious and increasing level of non-communicable diseases, by Yadav Prasad Joshi (rep 25/12/2019)

Negligence of private pathology labs in Janakpur puts human health at risk: Dozens of private pathology labs are operating in the hospital area without registration, locals say, by Santosh Singh (kp 22/12/2019)

Primary health care: The actual implementation of the legal instruments and policy provisions has been lacklustre, by Obindra B. Chand (kp 22/12/2019)

Free health check-up drive in Province 3 on hold due to lack of skilled human resources: The health programme was conceptualised to help the poor, marginalised families, conflict victims and family members of martyrs, by Subash Bidari (kp 21/12/2019)

Religious leaders are key to immunisation success in Kapilvastu’s Muslim settlements: Kapilvastu is lagging behind other districts in meeting the government’s immunisation targets, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/12/2019)

Mass vaccination campaign against measles-rubella to kick off in February (ht 18/12/2019)

Treatment hit due to lack of equipment (ht 17/12/2019) [on snake-bites]

Number of districts declared fully immunised increases to 58, but immunisation coverage is far from target: The government has pushed the deadline to declare the country free of measles-rubella virus 2023, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/12/2019)

400 patients visit eye, ear camp in Bhojpur (ht 14/12/2019)

Is free health care possible in Nepal? … yes it is, and a hospital in Achham has shown how it is done, by SP Kalaunee (nt 13(12/2019)

EDCD prepares national guidelines for snakebite management, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 12/12/2019)

Adolescents to be included in mothers’ health groups: Officials hope the inclusion of adolescents in mothers’ groups will help sort out their problems., by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/12/2019)

Health insurance programme a blessing for the impoverished in Rukum (West): The data of the District Hospital showed that more than 9,571 people have received treatment under the programme since its launch in May 2018, by Hari Gautam (kp 07/12/2019)

SAG players prone to respiratory illness, say docs, by Sabitri Dhakal ht 01/12/2019)

Superstition is killing people in Bajhang district: Many people die in the remote district due to superstitious belief and delayed medical response, say health workers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/11/2019)

Ban Smoking In Public Places, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 24/11/2019)

Kidney patients demand allowance (kp 19/11/2019)

Kathmandu metropolis’ anti-tobacco drive goes up in smoke (ht 18/11/2019)

Keeping diabetes at bay: More than half of diabetes cases remain undiagnosed in Nepal. Families need to be provided with knowledge, resources and environment to understand diabetes and its management, by Bishal Gawali (rep 17/11/2019)

With health desk at Kathmandu international airport running out of staff, it’s on the verge of closure: None of the health desks at land crossings between Nepal and India and Nepal and China are functioning due to lack of resources, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/11/2019)

How to get the right treatment for your burns: In Nepal, doctors say that not many people are well-informed on how to prevent and effectively treat mild as well as severe burn-related incidents and injuries, by June Karkee (kp 07/11/2019)

Health Ministry to study minimum service standards of state-run health facilities: The move aims to improve the quality of healthcare services being provided by state-run health facilities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/11/2019)

Karnali Province to provide nursing care at the community level: The Social Development Ministry to start the process to hire over 200 nursing staff for the province, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/11/2019)

Patients made to pay illegally for vital self-dialysis fluid, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 31/10/2019)

Health Ministry to establish 1,200 vaccine cold stores in the next four years: Child health experts say the extension of cold storage units will boost the efficacy of vaccines, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/10/2019)

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and doctors say self-examinations could make a huge difference: Most women with breast cancer are diagnosed in late stages because of a lack of awareness of early detection and barriers to health services, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/10/2019)

Lack of blood bank hits patients hard in Bajura (ht 21/10/2019)

Around 2.7 million children are being administered vitamin A supplements: Children aged between six months and five years will get vitamin A and deworming tablets during the two-day campaign on Saturday and Sunday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/10/2019)

Health Ministry launches detection programme to curb tuberculosis spread: National Tuberculosis Centre aims to provide service in all 77 districts within the next two years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/10/2019)

Yoga and Ayurveda training planned for teachers and students: The programme is aimed to reduce the burden of the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/10/2019)

Health Ministry to run a nation-wide measles-rubella campaign next year: The immunisation drive is supposed to cover over three million children, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/10/2019)

Epidemiology division asks doctors to be on call during Dashain holidays: Health ministry directs local and provincial health facilities to keep emergency wards open, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/10/2019)

Healthcare in disarray in Sudurpaschim Province: Absence of implementing is guidelines weighing the health sector down, by Arjun Shah (kp 01/10/2019)

Government is not spending enough to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases: Sixty-six percent of all deaths in Nepal are caused by non-communicable diseases, a 2017 study found, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/09/2019)

Hospital bans prescription of antioxidant drugs and nutritional supplements for cancer patients: Most doctors prescribe them even though the products are of no use for cancer patients, experts say, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/09/2019)

Government set to allow import of medicines used in critical care: Health facilities face shortage of medicines needed for high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart and kidney ailments, among others, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/09/2019)

Women are suffering due to a lack of doctors at district hospitals: The entire healthcare sector suffers from staff and funding shortages—and the slow implementation of federalism (kp 23/09/2019)

Ministry of Health and Population to resume telemedicine services: The government has allocated Rs 5 million to revive the long-distance medical consulting facility in some hospitals in remote districts within this fiscal year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/09/2019)

Ad hocism after political changes to blame for the country’s broken health care system: Instead of building capacity at provincial and local levels, the federal government rushed to dismantle the existing mechanism, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/09/2019)

Shortage of essential medicines in Parsa health posts affects services: Treatment for minor ailments such as viral fever, diarrhoea, skin and ear infections is a challenge, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 10/09/2019)

Lack of doctors affects health services (ht 09/09/2019)

Villagers in remote Makwanpur villages enjoy excellent services at health posts: Representatives of various local units have been regularly inspecting health facilities to provide effective health services, by Pratap Bista (kp 06/09/2019)

MR vaccine drive pushed back: The nationwide measles-rubella inoculation campaign was planned for this year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/09/2019)

Nepal felicitated for controlling Hepatitis B (ht 04/09/2019)

This is how to upgrade Nepal’s rural health: Bayalpata Hospital represents a functioning model of accessible and affordable medical care in remote Nepal, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 30/08/2019)

Without specialised care, older adults deprived of basic health care facilities: A lack of geriatric services has been affecting the senior citizens of Nepal in availing of proper geriatric care, by Sachitra Gurung (kp 29/08/2019)

Telemedicine service launched in Kavre, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 28/08/2019)

Government to include human papillomavirus vaccine in the regular immunisation list: Doctors say HPV-caused cervical cancer is the number one killer of women in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/08/2019)

Shortage of blood putting lives at risk in Bajhang District Hospital: To meet the demand for blood, Nepal Army officials and hospital personnel have been donating blood at the hospital for the past three years, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 24/08/2019)

How an ambitious health plan went down the drain as authorities failed to implement it: A new report shows that two out of every three deaths in the country are caused by non-communicable diseases—heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infection, and stroke, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/08/2019)

After failing to buy vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets, Health Ministry seeks UN help: This is the third time the government has requested the UN agency to supply the supplements and medicines, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/08/2019)

Rolpa doctors perform cesarean delivery with mobile flashlights, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 18/08/2019)

Vitamin D deficiency: The govt should begin an awareness campaign to fight against vitamin D deficiency, which is especially prevalent among women and children (ht 15/08/2019)

Health Ministry prepares ‘basic health service package’ to ensure health care to patients: Once endorsed, patients can even file lawsuits against the government health facilities that deny the services, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/08/2019)

Though costly, helicopter services crucial in medical emergencies, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 12/08/2019)

Civil servant adjustment triggers chaos in health sector, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 12/08/2019)

Hurdles to healthcare (ht 11/08/2019)

After missing the measles elimination deadline, the government is planning to extend it by five years: To achive eliminated status, number of cases should be less than five in every 1,000,000 population, or no cases throughout the year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/08/2019)

Haphazard transfers of technical staff leave health services in disarray: While the government’s arbitrary move created chaos, the country runs the risk of losing the achievements it has made in several sectors, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/08/2019)

Health Emergency Operation Centre lacks funds for emergency situations: Officials deployed to Tarai—after floods wreaked havoc—were asked to manage cash on their own, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/08/2019)

Nepalis are dying from snakebites and the country wants the world’s attention: An international conference to be held in Kathmandu this weekend will seek answers to the largely unaddressed problem of snakebites across the country, by Thomas Heaton (kp 01/08/2019), Experts gather in Kathmandu to discuss challenges of snakebites (ht 02/08/2019), “Snakebite is treatable, no one need die from it” (nt 02/08/2019), HISSS: The first-ever international conference on snakebite in Nepal seeks antidotes to the epidemic, by Sonia Awale (nt 02/08/2019)

Absence of motorable bridge over Seti river create difficulties for villagers: Patients have to be carried on stretchers or in bamboo baskets to reach District Hospital in Chainpur, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/07/2019)

Education necessary to eliminate rabies (ht 30/07/2019)

Immunisation necessary for protection against hepatitis (ht 29/07/2019)

Snakebite patients in eastern Nepal dying due to lack of timely treatment, by Amar Khadka (rep 27/07/2019)

Shortage of doctors hits health services in west Ramechhap: Patients are forced to travel to Kathmandu to receive treatment, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 25/07/2019)

Health ministry plans to run measles vaccination drive in flood-hit districts: Outbreak risks of contagious and vector-borne diseases are normally high after floods, according to health officials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/07/2019)

Effective service in place for snakebite victims in Jhapa district (ht 23/07/2019)

Snakebites: Neglected Health Problem, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 21/07/2019)

Telemedicine, once a boon for rural Nepalis, is almost defunct: Officials admit its effectiveness but say a lack of funds has halted a potential game-changer in remote health care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/07/2019)

TUTH performs second living donor liver transplant, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/07/2019)

People above 80 receive free health service at doorstep: Health workers in Dhankuta have been visiting homes of senior citizens every four months to provide them the medical services, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 13/07/2019)

Nepali Muslims to embark on Hajj journey in a week, but government yet to vaccinate them: Health Ministry says it will fast-track the vaccine procurement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/07/2019)

Makwanpur local unit endorses free health care for Chepangs: Bhimphedi Rural Municipality becomes the first local unit to distribute free health insurance cards to the impoverished  Chepang community (kp 06/07/2019)

Healthcare at risk: Health budget is inadequate, and coordination among the provinces and the state is lacking (kp 04/07/2019)

SC orders hospital, doctor to compensate victim (ht 04/07/2019)

What ails Nepal’s health care sector: Health minister says there are too many issues and he alone can’t do anythin, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/07/2019) [Such health minister is incompetent ans should resign immediately!]

Local unit in Doti expands health services: KI Singh Rural Municipality has roped in a doctor and has opened a pharmacy with X-ray service, by Mohan Shahi (kp 02/07/2019)

Province 3 health office gets budget 10 months too late and is now in a rush to spend money: Without funds, health facilities were left without essential drugs and training programmes were halted, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/06/2019)

Lack of trust, awareness limits access to health services (ht 22/06/2019)

Cancer detection difficult in lack of medical facilities, by Manju Upreti (rep 22/06/2019)

Peacekeepers returning from some disease-hit countries avoid health desk at the airport: Health officials stress the need  for adhering to rules, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/06/2019)

CoMS Bharatpur conducts kidney transplant (ht 15/06/2019)

In Bhaktapur, healthcare comes to your door: For the past two years, Bhaktapur Municipality has been delivering free healthcare  services—right to homes of the needy patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/06/2019)

Blood shortage in Baitadi Hospital affects patientsCritical patients are being referred to Dadeldhura and Dhangadhi for treatment, by Tripti Shah (kp 14/06/2019)

Healthcare in a quagmire: Spending on medicines accounts for the biggest share of healthcare expenditure, by Lila Bahadur Basnet (kp 10/06/2019)

Yarchagumba pickers’ request for health facilities in Bajhang highlands goes unheeded: Pickers have been dying to treatable diseases like flu, diarrhoea and altitude sickness, by Basanta Pratap Singh and Hari Gautam (kp 07/06/2019), Eight Yarsa pickers have died in Dolpa this season so far, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 07/06/2019)

Nepal tests and treats TB with a flying pharmacy, by Ramu Sapkota (nt 07/06/2019)

With heart complications the leading cause of death among Nepali migrants, doctors recommend blood pressure screenings before departureIn the last nine years, over 1,500 Nepali migrant workers have died due to cardiovascular reasons.  But the focus remains on tuberculosis, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/06/2019)

Lung tumour removed without any incision, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 06/06/2019)

Health ministry set to put rotavirus vaccine on regular immunisation list, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/06/2019)

TUTH transplants liver from living donor (ht 02/06/2019)

Antibiotic apocalypse: Antibiotics are overused and misprescribed in both humans and animals across the country. Doctors and researchers say  that bacteria are evolving faster than ever, developing resistances to the most commonly used antibiotics, making infections harder to treat, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 01/06/2019)

12 percent tobacco tax hike not good enough, health experts say: Tobacco use has been linked with many life threatening diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/06/2019)

Hospital receives 150 dog bite cases per day (ht 27/05/2019)

Cancer taking toll on the poor (ht 26/05/2019)

Cases of thyroid disorder on the rise, many lack awareness (ht 26/05/2019)

Gandaki Province govt runs free health camp for senior citizens: Elderly citizens with eye, ear and heart ailments have benefited from the provincial government’s health initiative (ht 26/05/2019)

‘Tax hike on tobacco products will bring down patients of cancer, heart diseases’ (ht 25/05/2019)

Low cost treatment for sickle cell disease at govt hospital (ht 25/05/2019)

Health officials urge city residents to be cautious about the water they drink: The detection of cholera in the Valley—much before monsoon sets in—is alarming, they say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/05/2019)

Sickle cell patients struggle for treatment as hospital fails to repair machine, by Kamal Khatri (rep 16/05/2019)

Keeping an eye on pollution: While the brunt of pollution-related illnesses and diseases are pulmonary, and the focus is placed on such  problems, specialists say the effects of pollution on our eyes are increasing, by Thomas Heaton (kp 16/05/2019)

Ministry urged to release Rs 3 billion for providing health care to the disadvantaged: In the past four months, the Nursing and Social Security Division used up this fiscal year’s  budget—Rs1.10 billion—as reimbursement, and  to provide care for underprivileged citizens, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/05/2019)

Retinoblastoma awareness week begins (ht 14/05/2019)

Government stops reimbursing health facilities for offering free treatment to ‘disadvantaged’: Dozens of state and private health facilities have signed the agreement with the ministry and have been providing services accordingly, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/05/2019)

Accident victims left in the lurch, by Hari Bahadur Rathour (kp 07/05/2019)

Low vaccine coverage rate, floating population leading to repeat measles outbreaks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/05/2019)

Ban on smoking, tobacco use in public places bears no fruit (ht 06/05/2019)

A bloody large problem: Kathmandu is reeling under a shortage of blood. But it is people from outside the Valley who come here for surgery that are suffering the most, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/05/2019)

22 per cent children across country yet to be fully immunised (ht 30/04/2019)

Death of yet another burn victim shows how little has changed in last 20 years: Two decades ago, there was no specialised burns treatment outside of Kathmandu and victims had to be brought all the way to the Capital. Things remain the same, as Kanchan Mandal’s death shows, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 27/04/2019)

City dwellers do not support government health programmes and services: On top of that, female volunteers often face awkward and uncomfortable situations, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/04/2019)

Bitter pill to swallow: Dr Govinda KC has legitimate demands, ones that affect the quality of your healthcare directly, by Jiwan Kshetry (kp 21/04/2019)

More than 2.76 million kids given vitamin A capsules (ht 20/04/2019)

Staff adjustment disarray in disease control office: If an epidemic were to break out, we do not have enough trained  manpower to contain the situation, says Dr Bibek Kumar Lal,  director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/04/2019)

Hemophilia cure: The government should consider incorporating a specific hemophilia care policy in the national health policy of Nepal, by S Satapathy (rep 18/04/2019)

Haemophilia patients urge government for free medication (ht 13/04/2019)

Govt told to focus on prevention of diseases (ht 08/04/2019)

Large thymus tumour removed successfully (ht 07/04/2019)

Government calls applications from health facilities to conduct medical check-ups of migrant workers: Labour ministry expects the number of medical centres, which meet the required criteria, to go up, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/03/2019)

Health care in disarray due to bureaucratic hassles: Officials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/03/2019)

'Private health centers in Rolpa prescribing wrong medicines' (rep 27/03/2019)

Trauma centre patients forced to seek MRI, CT scan services elsewhere: Doctors say sending critical patients out of the hospital could result in complications, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/03/2019)

Kidney failure avoidable with timely intervention: 3,000 people in Nepal suffer from renal failure; The government provides free dialysis and transplantation services, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/03/2019)

City’s fresh bid to ban tobacco consumption in public places, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/03/2019)

Dentists commit to stopping mercury use in dental fillings, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/03/2019)

Ministry requests UNICEF for vitamin ‘A’ supplement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/02/2019)

Govt not to bear medical expenses for anyone abroad (ht 26/02/2019)

Thousands benefit from health camp (ht 20/02/2019)

Patients elated to regain lost eyesight, by Bhagwati Lama (rep 18/02/2019)

Averting hospital-acquired infection a major challenge: Medical council says comprehensive training for doctors on the issue is a must (kp 13/02/2019)

Siraha eye hospital sets 'record' for highest number of surgeries, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/02/2019)

Free health camp organised targeting urban poor (ht 10/02/2019)

Patients forced to seek medical attention across the border, by Pant (kp 08/02/2019)

Patient needs surgery; doctors can’t agree on blood group: Multiple clinical laboratories issued contradicting reports for a heart patient, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/02/2019), Many patients,  little patience: Clinical laboratories must be regulated (kp 08/02/2019)

More doctors are prescribing vitamin supplements. Do patients need them? Some of the supplements suggested to patients have been  banned by the Department of Drug Administration, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/02/2019)

Six-month-old dies after ‘vaccination’, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 05/02/2019)

Rallying for cancer awareness: More than 100 people took to the Prithvi Highway to raise awareness for cancer—but there is more work to be done, by Thomas Heaton (kp 05/02/2019)

People deprived of eye care in Bajhang villages, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 01/02/2019)

Local units okayed to issue helicopter rescue permits, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/01/2019)

Lack of updated database a challenge to Kathmandu’s immunisation campaign (kp 24/01/2019)

Bridging healthcare gaps: Data on disabled needed, by Pralhad Gairapipli (ht 23/01/2019)

Ministry to expand free dialyses service (kp 21/01/2019)

‘Transplant better option than dialysis’: Lawmakers say this will  reduce the burden of  healthcare costs on state, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 21/01/2019)

Artificial limbs provided to 51 amputees at Norvic hospital (ht 14/01/2019)

Province 2 lagging behind in healthcare, says DPM Yadav (ht 12/01/2019)

Giving sight to the blind: How a Kathmandu-based eyewear brand is selling sunglasses and funding cataract surgeries, by Timothy Aryal (kp 17/12/2018)

Lack of technical manpower halts health services, by Yuvraj Biwas (rep 10/12/2018)

Government urged to focus on improving public health (ht 18/11/2018)

Govt’s rotavirus vaccination campaign likely to hit snag (ht 14/11/2018)

Shortage of tetanus vaccine hits nation (kp 12/11/2018)

Monopoly of ambulance drivers: Patients taken to hospital in CDO's vehicle, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 12/11/2018)

Impoverished woman seeks help for her treatment (ht 11/11/2018)

Kin allege negligence of docs after patient’s death (ht 24/10/2018)

The right to sight: Ensuring eye care for all, by Radhika Upreti Oli (ht 15/10/12018)

Affordable eye treatment at SCEH a boon to the poor, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 13/10/2018)

Use of advanced technology making cataract surgery easier and safer (ht 11/10/2018)

Negligence of health workers hits patients (ht 10/10/2018)

Mobile app for blood transfusion (kp 08/10/2018)

Bed-ridden since birth, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 23/09/2018)

Quack prescribes woman’s death, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 16/09/2018)

No medical specialist in Dang (rep 09/09/2018)

SC stresses criminal liability for serious medical negligence, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 06/09/2018)

Snakebite patients up in Tarai region (ht 04/09/2018), Raptisonari gets its first snakebite treatment center, by Arjun Oli (rep 06/09/2018)

Shortage of RIG vaccines hits patients at STIDH (ht 02/09/2018)

No more discounts on chartered rescue flights for Nepali citizens (rep 01/09/2018)

Shot in the arm: Nepal has been certified for outstanding performance in immunisation (kp 29/08/2018)

Rupandehi wins praises for its public health care (kp 24/08/2018)

Cancer patients suffer in lack of tomotherapy machine: Bid to buy Tomotherapy machine was finalized a year ago (rep 23/08/2018)

Health Minister vows medical supplies for all provinces (kp 22/08/2018)

Elderly to receive health services at home, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 21/08/2018)

Cancer cases at Kanti rise, govt slashes funds: Grants allocated for Kanti Children’s Hospital cut by Rs 26.4 million, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/08/2018)

Criminal Code to affect emergency patients most: NMA vice-prez (rep 18/08/2018)

Caring for those who cared: As the young migrate, growing demand for home care for their parents reshapes health services in Nepal, by Sikuma Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

Medicines locked in storage while patients suffer in remote districts, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/08/2018)

Mother elated to see disabled daughter stand on her feet, by Suresh Yadav (rep 13/08/2018)

Tougher penalties proposed for medical recklessness, negligence, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/08/2018)

Dailekh sees first successful appendicitis surgery, by Govinda KC (rep 09/08/2018)

Scheme attracts people with chronic conditions, by Nayak Paudel (kp 06/08/2018)

Snakebite treatment relieves patients (ht 30/07/2018)

262,439 pints of blood collected last fiscal (ht 29/07/2018), Donors seek recognition (ht 29/07/2018)

Nepal’s Campaign Against Blindness, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 27/07/2018)

Foreign Aid in Nepal’s Health Care Sector, by Balaram Chaulagain (rn 21/07/2018)

WHO calls for strengthening efforts to reach nearly five million unvaccinated children (ht 18/07/2018)

Preventable childhood deseases: Morang becomes fully immunised district (kp 17/07/2018)

Jumla shamans send patients to hospitals, by Devendra Basnet and DB Budha (rep 10/07/2018)

Pyuthan lacks anti-snake venom stock, by Shamsher Bikram GC (rep 07/07/2018)

Take another look: There is more to climate change than meets the eye, it can cause vision impairment, by Mahesh Kumar Dev and Sanjay Marasini (kp 03/07/2018)

Rautes switch to modern treatment methods, by Govinda KC (rep 21/06/2018)

Bharatpur to become first mercury-free medical city (kp 19/06/2018)

Debunking the myth: Brain tumours can be treated in Nepal with results comparable to developed countries, by Gopal Sedhain (kp 17/06/2018)

Kalikot hospital put plaster cast on child's wrong hand, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 16/06/2018)

Municipality providing financial aid for treatment (ht 12/06/2018)

Shortage of blood hits Chitwan district (ht 12/06/2018)

Air ambulance plan evokes pessimism: Health Ministry official says cost of air ambulance is prohibitive (kp 08/06/2018)

Cancer treatment possible in Nepal: NCHRC; Some 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in the country (ht 06/06/2018)

Large chunk of ICTF being spent on kidney patients (ht 05/06/2018)

Rural Bajhang folk struggle for health care: People of Chuwaban and Budkhori are compelled to walk for more than five hours to receive basic health services, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 04/06/2018)

Purchase, sale of tobacco continue unchecked (ht 01/06/2018), ‘Plan to ban tobacco items’ (kp 02/06/2018)

Chest physiotherapy effective for patients with COPD, studies show (ht 02/06/2018)

More people benefitting from govt’s free health services (ht 31/05/2018)

Education budget fails to match government’s lofty goals: Healthcare receives major boost with a substantial increase of 44pc to Rs 56.41 billion (kp 30/05/2018)

Patients of spinal injury demand allowance (ht 28/05/2018)

Health services at just Rs 100! (ht 26/05/2018)

Nepal praised for eliminating trachoma (ht 23/05/2018)

Change lifestyle to prevent high blood pressure, say docs (ht 22/05/2018)

WHO hails Nepal’s role in trachoma eradication (kp 22/05/2018)

World hypertension day: Docs advise public on disease prevention and treatment (kp 18/05/2018)

Anti-rabies vaccine crunch at Udayapur District Hospital (ht 15/05/2018)

Children undergoing regular health checkup to get allowance (rep 15/05/2018)

Thalassaemia patients await govt help (ht 09/05/2018)

No shortage of anti-snake venom this year: Govt (rep 04/05/2018)

Nepal-made drone serves remote villages (kp 01/05/2018)

Doctors seek kit to detect viruses in window period (ht 01/05/2018)

MoH recommends hiking excise duty on tobacco products (ht 01/05/2018)

‘Allow more hospitals to provide organ transplantation services’ (ht 30/04/2018)

Saving children: One vaccine at a time, by Mathuram Santosham and Bikash Lamichhane (ht 27/04/2018)

Tobacco pictorial warning rule still unimplemented (ht 21/04/2018)

Modern methods: Information and communication technology has been instrumental in tracking and solving health problems, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 20/04/2018)

‘Haemophilia patients need government support’: Only Nepal and Bangladesh in South Asia do not provide free treatment for the disease (ht 20/04/2018)

Anti-rabies vaccines will be procured within a month, says health ministry (ht 15/04/2018)

Locals delighted after 'medical drone' reaches Ramche carrying drugs, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 13/04/2018)

Kathmandu declared fully immunised (ht 10/04/2018)

EDCD runs short of anti-rabies vaccines, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 07/04/2018)

Monthly livelihood allowance eludes patients (ht 06/04/2018)

WHO calls to ensure healthcare for all (ht 05/04/2018)

Lack of awareness leading to rise in oral cancer cases (ht 02/04/2018)

Failing on health: Until we are able to shift focus from patient satisfaction to patient safety, healthcare workers will continue to rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic, by Jimmy Kayastha (rep 02/04/2018)

Lack of blood bank hampering treatment, by Daman Rai (rep 02/04/2018)

Children in Bajura, Humla deprived of vaccination (ht 30/03/2018)

80 per cent eye related problems curable, say ophthalmologists (ht 28/03/2018)

NIC to launch medical drones in Myagdi, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 27/03/2018), Drones to the rescue: Mahabir Pun’s National Innovation Centre tests medicopters to treat patients in remote areas, by Lucia de Vries (nt 30/03/2018), Test flight of medical drones to begin from mid-April (ht 31/03/2018)

Additional budget sought for ICTF (ht 27/03/2018)

Glaucoma patients increasing, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 19/03/2018)

Mercury-free dentistry and health care week opens in Chitwan (kp 18/03/2018)

Female patients of kidney diseases deprived of proper care and treatment: Pregnant women with high blood pressure are at high risk of kidney diseases (ht 08/03/2018)

2.6 million got their eyes checked (ht 02/03/2018)

NRCS Panchthar charging Rs 810 for a pint of blood (ht 01/03/2018)

Inclusive health services: Caring for women with disabilities, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 28/02/2018)

KMC launches drive against smoking and tobacco habit (kp 24/02/2018), KMC to check purchase, sale of tobacco products (ht 26/02/2018)

Govt launching anti-filariasis campaign (ht 21/02/2018), EDCD advises all to take anti-filariasis drugs (ht 25/02/2018)

Govt issues procedure on allowance for patients (ht 17/02/2018)

Ambulances replacing helicopters in Khotang (rep 15/02/2018)

Campaign launched to restore eyesight (ht 13/02/2018)

‘Cervical cancer treatment possible if detected early’ (ht 27/01/2018)

Govt starts providing monthly livelihood allowance to poor patients, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 26/01/2018), Govt begins distributing Rs 5,000 each to patients with serious illnesses (rep 27/01/2018), Livelihood allowance won’t add financial burden on government: Health minister (ht 30/01/2018)

Benefit for cancer, renal disease, spine patients: Finance Ministry refuses Health Ministry budget; Finance ministry officials say budget cannot be issued without proper guidelines and availability of name list of beneficiaries (kp 23/01/2018)

Bir Hospital to start telemedicine services (ht 20/01/2018)

‘More TB patients resistant to medication' (ht 20/01/2018)

International conference on cancer care begins (ht 19/01/2018)

Government begins collecting cancer patients’ details (ht 18/01/2018)

KMC’s inaction blamed for rising dog-bite incidents (ht 16/01/2018)

Efficacy in question, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 14/01/2018)

Retain optometrists: If the goals of right to sight are to be achieved, Nepal should stop emigration of graduated optometrists rather than producing more, by Sanjay Marasini and Dinesh Kaphle (rep 14/01/2018)

Tobacco control strategy launched (ht 13/01/2018), Tobacco products imports drop by 30 per cent (ht 13/01/2018)

SC dismisses petition against standards for lead-based paint (kp 04/01/2017)

Curb on tobacco sale, consumption fails (ht 02/01/2018)

Doctors discuss new structure for healthcare services (ht 31/12/2017)

Cancer, renal, paralysis patients to get benefits (kp 29/12/2017)

Early treatment can prevent ischemic stroke: Docs (ht 28/12/2017)

More people benefiting from free health service (ht 20/12/2017)

Celebrations after over 1000 blind elderly regain eyesight, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 20/12/2017)

MoH proposes free treatment for people injured in road accidents (ht 17/12/2017)

MoH proposes to provide Rs 5,000 a month to poor kidney, cancer patients (ht 16/12/2017), Proposal to provide Rs5,000 to poor cancer, kidney patients (kp 19/12/2017), Strike a balance: It is the duty of the government to take care of the needy but it should also do its service within its capacity and take into account the future implications of any such freebie (ht 19/12/2017)

Many TB patients do not complete full medication course, by Anita Shrestha (ht 14/12/2017)

Smoking banned in Rupakot-Majhuwagadhi Municipality (ht 13/12/2017)

‘FCHVs can play crucial role in fighting NCDs’, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/12/2017)

From quantity to quality: Achieving high quality of care will require strong partnerships among federal, state, and local governments, by Kishori Mahat and Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 12/12/2017)

Early diagnosis a must to treat glaucoma (ht 12/12/2017)

Free health service fails to benefit poor people (kp 26/11/2017)

20k Lalitpur children to receive new typhoid vaccination, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/11/2017)

Nepal yet to down phase dental amalgam, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/11/2017)

Transition to federalism Healthier Nepal, by Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 30/10/2017)

Bhurungkhel Chaur to be developed as acupressure park (kp 29/10/2017)

More people opting for oculoplastic surgery (ht 29/10/2017)

Thyroid on the rise among kids, doctors say awareness lacking, by Anita Shrestha (ht 28/10/2017)

Blood crunch leaves NRCS calling for more donations (ht 27/10/2017)

ICTF to spend 60pc health care budget on kidney diseases (ht 26/10/2017)

Call to raise awareness against tobacco use (ht 26/10/2017)

Parents doubt efficacy of polio vaccine (ht 25/10/2017)

Transplanting success, by Pukar C. Shrestha (rep 23/10/2017)

‘Lack of infrastructure affecting health services’ (ht 18/10/2017)

Most rural women lack awareness of breast cancer (ht 17/10/2017)

Early intervention stressed for prevention of heart diseases (kp 12/10/2017)

Nepal Mediciti launches healthcare package (kp 12/10/2017)

Father appeals for help to treat two children with skin cancer, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 09/10/2017)

Protect community health: Noise pollution is a major health hazard; Nepal must  learn to curb it through regulation and enforcement, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 08/10/2017)

Trauma centre conducts over 200 spine surgeries (ht 18/09/2017)

Pitiful healthcare system: The motivation to increase profits comes at the cost of ethics, by Niranjan Khatiwada (kp 17/09/2017)

Villagers forced to trek hours for basic medication, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 10/09/2017)

Acute shortage of blood hits patients hard in Bajura (ht 08/09/2017)

Most men lack awareness of prostate cancer (ht 07/09/2017)

Stem cell transplant to be launched (ht 05/09/2017)

Docs warn of increase in snakebite cases (ht 01/09/2017)

Hello Doctor service to be launched in Everest region (kp 29/08/2017)

Snakebite cases rise after tarai floods: Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital lacks medcine, manpower, by Jitendra Jha (rep 29/08/2017)

10 kg tumour extracted (ht 29/08/2017)

Wash well before useFarmers and consumers should be educated about pesticides to avoid health hazards, by Dharmendra Kalauni (kp 27/08/2017)

Snakebite cases up in Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/08/2017)

More than 500 given intradermal rabies vaccination (ht 13/08/2017)

Think Pink: As breast cancer cases multiply, survivors break taboos and talk about the disease so it can be detected and treated early, by Sonia Awale (nt 11/08/2017), Let's talk about boobs: When you have to battle cancer at the age of 32, what do you do? Talk about it, by Suvekchya Ghimire (nt 11/08/2017)

Transplants hit due to lack of donors (ht 09/08/2017)

Red Cross hikes price of blood (ht 04/08/2017)

Jajarkot without anti-rabies vaccines: District Hospital says the Regional Medical Store has not supplied the vaccines despite their repeated requests (kp 03/08/2017)

Over 17,000 benefit under medical care for poor: Cancer patients top the list of beneficiaries, followed by those suffering from heart conditions, sickle-cell  and spinal injuries (kp 02/08/2017), 17,000 patients receive treatment under PCMTP (ht 02/08/2017)

Snakebite deaths up as victims arrive late for treatment (02/08/2017)

KMC halts elderly health care scheme (kp 01/08/2017)

Over 5,000 patients benefited from free eye checkup, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 01/08/2017)

'Well-off utilize government funds meant for poor', by Ajit Tiwari (rep 31/07/2017)

WHO urges action for eliminating hepatitis (ht 30/07/2017)

236,799 pints of blood collected thru donation camps last fiscal (ht 29/07/2017)

Doctors call for urgent action to eliminate hepatitis (ht 29/07/2017)

Where doctors donate blood to save lives (ht 28/07/2017)

Where there’s smoke: Plain packaging is expected to limit and reduce the attractiveness of cigarettes, by Rishi Ram Chapagai (kp 26/07/2017)

Doctors receiving training in cervical cancer surgery (ht 24/07/2017)

Blood demand increasing in Bhaktapur (ht 24/07/2017)

New two vaccines to be introduced from this year (ht 22/07/2017)

World Health Organisation calls for scaling up tobacco control measures (ht 22/07/2017)

Shortage of medicines, health staff in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 19/07/2017)

Organ transplantation: Govt hospitals provide silver lining for patients; Experts, however, say challenges remain; stress infrastructure, human resources (kp 18/07/2017)

Call for higher taxes on tobacco products (ht 17/07/2017)

TUTH doctors remove 35-kg tumour from woman’s uterus (kp 11/07/2017)

Health of health: There is mismatch between Nepal’s commitment to communicable diseases and rapid spread of non-communicable diseases, by Resham Bahadur Khatri (rep 10/07/2017)

Shortage of anti-rabies vaccine hits govt hospitals (ht 08/07/2017)

Kanti hospital removes 7-kg tumour from child’s stomach (ht 06/07/2017)

Ministry of Health pilots mHealth, eHealth services (kp 04/07/2017)

Second liver transplant eludes HOTC (ht 01/07/2017)

One and only ambulance of Jumla village out of order: People using bamboo baskets to carry patients, by DB Buda (rep 28/06/2017)

Blood screening vital before transfusion (ht 27/06/2017)

Patients deprived of free test for lack of diagnostic kits (kp 23/06/2017)

Brain-reading system for patients developed (ht 21/06/2017)

Blood crunch due to lack of awareness (ht 16/06/2017), Blood components being 'smuggled' to India, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/06/2017)

Indian price cap on stents may boost medical tourism in Nepal (ht 16/06/2017)

Breast cancer survivors feel neglected due to lack of emotional care from kin (ht 15/06/2017)

Prioritising health care: Why not start a national health investment plan from Kalikot where Mansara comes from?, by Simone Galimberti (kp 11/06/2017)

Nepal's sole bone marrow transplant doctor, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 07/06/2017)

24-hr ambulance service in Chitwan, Pokhara (kp 04/06/2017)

NEP gets Rs 100m government support (ht 02/06/2017)

Where there’s smoke: There are plenty of laws in Nepal to control tobacco use, but their implementation is lacking, by Kishor Adhikari (kp 31/05/2017), Govt vows to enforce rule of large pictorial warnings on packages (kp 01/06/2017)

Rural village in Bajura without health service, by Prakash Singh (ht 01/06/2017)

44 patients receiving treatment for food poisoning in Teku hospital (ht 27/05/2017)

Brain dead person's kidneys successfully transplanted in Nepal: HOTC (ht 15/05/2017), Transplant milestone: With transplantation using kidneys from brain dead persons more people would get a new lease of life, and this would also help reduce the illegal trade in kidneys (ht 16/05/2017), Brain-dead patient gives new life to two people: Such transplantation has given hopes to thousands of individuals on the waiting lists, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/05/2017), Organ donation can save lives, says Minister Thapa (ht 18/05/2017)

Govt to set up intraocular lens manufacturing facility (rep 12/05/2017)

Govt enforces cancer protocol (ht 11/05/2017)

Plain packaging on the cards for tobacco products: Manufacturers will be required to print only brand name in addition to health warnings (kp 09/05/2017)

Organ traffickers ‘run health camps’ to lure people (kp 21/04/2017)

Govt plans to increase succour for cancer care (kp 18/04/2017)

Free renal transplant service starts with two successful ops: Health Minister Thapa says the govt will widen the coverage of the programme to help more needy people (kp 17/04/2017)

Doc aims to reach more rural patients (ht 15/04/2017)

Gagancare: Sick infants will now get free treatment, and the government will pay for patients needing dialysis and kidney transplants, by Om Astha Rai (nt 07/04/2017), Policies for the people, interview with Health Minister Gagan Thapa (ht 07/04/2017)

Valley denizens advised to wear dust mask (ht 05/04/2017)

Govt planning to take EMS nationwide (kp 04/04/2017)

‘State not able to give autism due priority’ (ht 01/04/2017), They need care: As many children in Nepal have autism, they should be detected quickly and the health workers should be taught to recognize the condition (ht 03/04/2017)

Disaster preparedness: Govt gives a leg up to Valley’s health facilities (kp 31/03/2017)

Free TB treatment in 4,344 health centres (ht 23/03/2017)

Free mobile health camp in Rautahat (ht 22/03/2017)

‘Oral Health not govt’s priority’ (ht 21/03/2017)

Misplaced distrust among health workers hits anti-filariasis campaign (ht 20/03/2017), Educated reluctant to take elephantiasis medication, by Raju Adhikari (rep 21/03/2017)

Lalitpur DPHO to run anti-filariasis campaign (ht 15/03/2017)

World kidney day: Govt preparing to offer free transplantation (kp 10/03/2017), Kidney diseases: Risks posed by obesity, by Pukar Chandra Shrestha (ht 10/03/2017), Ratio of kidney docs to patients dismal; Ten percent of population suffers from kidney problems: Study, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 10/03/2017)

Anti-rabies vaccine crunch (ht 10/03/2017)

Govt set to introduce ambulance operation guidelines (kp 09/03/2017)

Polio immunization drive to get back on track this weekend (rep 04/03/2017), Health staff obstruct polio vaccination in many districts, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/03/2017), 18 officials booked for disrupting polio drive (kp 06/03/2017), Govt starts door-to-door drive (kp 07/03/2017), Polio immunizations resume after suspension of 18 staff: MoH keeps eye on 50 agitating staffers for possible suspension (rep 07/03/2017), Polio vaccination drive over (kp 11/03/2017)

Some tobacco industries flouting statutory health warning guideline (ht 28/02/2017)

Govt to bear cost of uterine, breast cancer treatment: The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare  says it will soon sign memorandums of understanding regarding free treatment with government hospitals (kp 28/02/2017)

Rabies patients untreated as crisis worsens (ht 27/02/2017)

Health Care Reforms Under Gagan Thapa, by Rajendra Thapa (25/02/2017)

Free treatment of breast and uterine cancer on cards: Minister Khadka: The WHO data suggests every year 4,000 new patients of breast  and uterine cancer  appear in Nepal (kp 24/02/2017)

Cheap cloth masks unreliable against Valley pollution: Study, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 23/02/2017)

Child health care system improving (ht 22/02/2017)

Plans afoot to regulate ambulance service (kp 19/02/2017)

Vaccination, iron tablets not available in rural Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 17/02/2017)

Stakeholders call for prioritising immunisation Fund (kp 15/02/2017)

Stretchers expected to save lives in remote villages: The government has recently provided stretchers to the female health workers in constituency 1 and in Surkhet. With a stretcher in every hand, the health workers feel empowered to save lives, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 15/02/2017)

Arthritic treatment in Dipayal (ht 14/02/2017)

Health workers’ protest may hit anti-polio drive (kp 13/02/2017)

3D-printed prosthetic dreams: Adapting a new technology for use here in Nepal was never going to be quick and easy. But it’s a great sign of how far things have come that it is now possible, by Evangeline Neve (kp 11/02/2017)

Transplanting love: On 14 February, celebrate the ultimate love of a man who gave his kidney to his wife, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 10/02/2017)

Turning a blind eye to deafness: Many instances of deafness could be prevented if the government took the problem seriously, by Dhundi Raj Poudel (kp 08/02/2017)

Drive against elephantiasis in 30 districts from March 4: 10.5m people above  two years of age to get anti-filarial drugs (kp 07/02/2017)

World cancer day: Most patients seek care when disease is at advanced stage, by Mansih Gautam (kp 05/02/2017)

‘Increase awareness of the risks of bad oral hygiene in rural areas’ (ht 05/02/2017)

Public-private partnership: New model for healthcare, by SP Kalaunee, Kiran Regmee and Ryan Schwarz (ht 01/02/2017)

Free healthcare saving lives, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 31/01/2017)

A little awareness can go a long way in preventing deaths from thalassemia. by Anita Shrestha (ht 30/01/2017)

Valve replacement surgery made free (ht 30/01/2017)

Review priorities: The government needs to refashion its approach to healthcare including the need of improving administration of health services in public hospitals (ht 26/01/2017)

Donor driven healthcare ignoring most patients: MoH panel; 'Rights of people to get basic health care services ignored', by Arjun Poudel (ht 25/01/2017)

SCD test available in Dhangadi (ht 23/01/2017)

Govt sets limit for chemicals in toys (ht 21/01/2017)

Permit must for tobacco item sale from March 14, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/01/2017), Licence must for tobacco business from mid-March: Tobacco outlets have to be at least 100 m away from educational institutions, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 21/01/2017)

Locals of Jumla elated with the introduction of ambulance service, by DB Buda (rep 16/01/2017)

Eye health and misconceptions: Change is possible but slow, by Rabindra Adhikary (ht 10/01/2017)

Govt hospitals asked to provide free Pap tests: Women from 35 to 60 years of age advised to  take the test at least  once a year (kp 08/01/2017)

Lamjung to be fully vaccinated (ht 04/01/2017)

Shame delaying diagnosis of cancer among women (ht 29/12/2016)

Healthcare to the poor: Govt planning a hike in financial assistance (kp 26/12/2016)

13 pc children not immunised despite free vaccination (ht 24/12/2016)

Youths organise free health camp for malnourished Raku locals (ht 18/12/2016)

Healthcare service for needy starts: Krishna Bisunkhe and Durga Bahadur Pariyar first ones to benefit from free hospital service for disadvantaged (kp 17/12/2016)

13pc children deprived of essential vaccinations (ht 17/12/2016)

Good initiative: The government’s monitoring mechanism will have to ensure that all the targeted people have got such medical services in a dignified manner (ht 14/12/2016)

First successful liver transplantin the country, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/12/2016), HOTC conducts first open heart surgery (ht 09/12/2016), Promising start: Nepali doctors have pushed the frontiers of medical treatment in the country (kp 14/12/2016

Counter-attack of the microbes: Nepal has issues of overuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals, uncontrolled prescription, or hospital-based infections, by Sameer M Dixit, Buddha Basnyat (nt 09/12/2016)

MoH to start liver transplantation (ht 03/12/2016)

Shortage of BCG syringes in Farwest, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/11/2016)

Report raises doubts over effectiveness of measles vaccine, by Manish Gautam (kp 29/11/2016)

Commoners feel the brunt of clearing hospital bills (rep 19/11/2016) [Most of them not even have the caste affiliation that is necessary to become a leading politicians and, thus, get treatment  paid be the state!!]

Death breath Govt should adopt measures to fight the most common non-communicable disease in the country, by Arpana Neopane (kp 16/11/2016)

World Diabetes Day: Eyes in focus, by Eli Pradhan (ht 14/11/2016)

Jumla locals question promise of free, quality health services, by DB Buda (rep 09/11/2016)

Free dialysis service frequency up (kp 08/11/2016)

Hundreds visit free dental camp in Bouddha (ht 08/11/2016)

Bone marrow transplant in Nepal ‘cheapest’ in Asia (ht 08/11/2016)

Cancer patients share stories of struggle, triumph (ht 06/11/2016)

Patient leaps to his death ‘unable to pay for medical’ (kp 04/11/2016)

NRCS runs blood donation drive (kp 31/10/2016)

Beyond Blindness: Where does rural Nepal stand in adequate sustainable eye care and rehabilitation infrastructures?, by Araniko Pandey (kp 29/10/2016)

Cancer treatment: Lack of infrastructure hits patient (kp 23/10/2016)

Blood crunch hits patients hard forcing hospitals to postpone surgeries, by Arjun Poudel (ht 17/10/2016), Blood crunch: The concerned agencies should have taken precautionary measures before blood supply became an acute problem (ht 18/10/2016)

Law allowing organ donation after brain death yet to be implemented (ht 16/10/2016)

Heart health promotion: From community level, by Abhinav Vaidya (ht 07/10/2016)

Minister vows to enforce 90 per cent PHW on tobacco packs (ht 05/10/2016)

Nepal likely to face shortage of injectable polio vaccine, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/10/2016)

50 per cent laboratory reports not reliable: NPHL; 'Privata labs, polyclinis make more errors than govt labs', by Arjun Poudel (ht 01/10/2016)

Quake-hit Sindhu people struggle for health care, by Anish Tiwari (kp 21/09/2016)

Govt conducts prevalence study: The Nepal Health Research Council has hired 45 health professionals to carry out the survey on the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in 72 districts across the country, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/09/2016)

Protection against air pollution: Cloth masks are not very effective, study reveals, by Garima Chaulagain (kp 31/08/2016)

Patients unhappy with government’s free dialysis service (ht 21/08/2016)

Poor people’s problem: An antivenom shortage has led to preventable deaths from snakebites in rural Nepal, by Deb P. Pandey (kp 24/07/2016)

Cancer treatment in western Nepal (ht 14/07/2016)

Basic health care (ht 14/07/2016)

Health office launches drive against malaria (ht 09/07/2016)

Erratic power supply affects vaccination: Vaccines worth Rs 2 million damaged, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/06/2016)

Aarogya Foundation gets three new dialysis machines (ht 19/06/2016)

Nepal gets its first PET-CT scanner (ht 08/06/2016)

Weight-loss surgery offers hope to morbidly obese: Doctors at Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, have completed procedure at a comparative cheaper cost between Rs150,000 and Rs200,000, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/06/2016)

Man goes blind in one eye after ‘botched cataract surgery’ (kp 23/05/2016)

Awareness programme launched against diseases (ht 20/05/2016)

Nepal moves closer to polio endgame (ht 19/05/2016)

Japanese encaphalitis: Vaccination drive launched in Doti (ht 11/05/2016)

Blood crunch hits patients in Bajura, by Arjun Shah (kp 10/05/2016)

Fight against cancer: Health Ministry set to build two care centres, by Manish Gautam (kp 06/05/2016)

Vaccination campaign fails to meet target in urban areas (ht 01/05/2016)

More than 4 lakh kids to be vaccinated against JEV in far-west region (ht 28/04/2016)

WHO launches global strategy to end leprosy (ht 21/04/2016)

Nepal joins 150 countries in bid to wipe out polio: Nepal has seen no new cases since 2010 n Porous border with India retains the risk, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/04/2016), Nepal joins campaign to eradicate polio (ht 18/04/2016)

Flesh and bones: Slaughterhouse regulation strict hygiene inspections are critical to public health (kp 12/04/2016)

Paying for free health treatment, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/04/2016)

Norvic conducts first prostate surgery using laser technology (kp 24/03/2016)

15 percent children still deprived of essential vaccination (rep 23/03/2016)

Free eye camp benefits locals, by Daman Rai (rep 17/03/2016)

Anti-filariasis drive launched in Saptari (ht 12/03/2016)

Transplant Act 2016: Expectations from it, by Pukar Chandra Shrestha (ht 10/03/2016)

13 million to be administered elephantiasis drug (rep 08/03/2016)

Health campaigns shouldered by disgruntled FHVs, by Suman Malla (rep 05/03/2016)

Girls to be vaccinated against HPV (ht 27/02/2016)

Police to fine Rs 100 for public smoking (ht 27/02/2016), 1,000 nabbed in 3 days for smoking in public, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/02/2016)

1.6 million children to be immunized (rep 20/02/2016)

3-day elephantiasis eradication campaign in March, by Bira Gadal (rep 19/02/2016)

Vaccinations in district stalled after toddler death: Over 1,000 children barred from vaccines, by Raju Adhikari (rep 11/02/2016)

Ambulance runs out of fuel, baby boy dies (kp 09/02/2016)

Vaccination drive against measles, rubella to be launched (ht 05/02/2016), Vaccination campaign against measles, rubella kicks off (ht 08/02/2016)

11,000 regain sight after corneal transplant (ht 27/01/2016)

‘Govt should meet kidney patients’ demands’ (ht 25/01/2016)

Free health camp brings respite to ailing elderly, by Kisan Sangeet Nepali (rep 25/01/2016)

Health budget slashed but risk of post-earthquake epidemics lingers, by Arjun Poudel (rep 14/01/2016)

Fewer amputation surgeries than anticipated after quake: Health experts attribute it to advancement in medical technology, skills, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/01/2016)

Five polio-free years, efforts must continue: WHO (ht 13/01/2016)

Rautes deprived of medical care, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 10/01/2016)

Govt instructed to produce anti-venom (kp 08/01/2016)

Parents ‘against’ vaccinating children, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 06/01/2016)

Immunisation Bill endorsed: Pvt sector can now run programmes with govt approval (kp 05/01/2016)

Govt to conduct health camps in quake-hit districts (kp 30/12/2015)

Dearth of drugs, vaccines affects health services, by Rajendra Manandhar and Shankar Acharya (kp 24/12/2015)

Shortage of medicine affects health services, by Basanta Singh (kp 10/12/2015)

Children deprived of vaccination (kp 28/11/2014)

Dialysis service starts in Damauli (ht 19/11/2015)

Govt to identify children with SAM: Starts administering Vitamin A, deworming tablets to children, by Kokila KC (ht 03/11/2015)

5-day free dental camp begins in Bouddha (ht 02/11/2015), Over 1,500 benefit from free dental camp (ht 08/11/2015)

Right to sight (ht 09/10/2015)

Villagers demand immediate health services, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 05/10/2015)

Let there be sight, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 03/10/2015)

A healthy free for all: The constitution’s lofty aim of upgrading health care can be achieved with a proven public-private partnership model, by Bikash Gauchan (nt 02/10/2015)

Sickle cell anaemia: Dearth of drug hits patients; The shortage of medicine is caused by the protracted protests in various Tarai districts, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 16/09/2015)

Shortage of doctors hits services, by Guru Prasad Bhandari (kp 14/09/2015)

WHO calls for affordable, quality health services to all (ht 12/09/2015)

Seeing is believing: As the number of donors grows, Nepal becomes self-sufficient in corneal transplants, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 11/09/2015), Helping the poor to see: Two doctors and their amazing quest to restore sight and save lives, by Kunda Dixit (nt 11/09/2015), New vision for Nepal: For a man who has achieved so much Sanduk Ruit is down-to-earth and humble about his accomplishments, by Stéphane Huët (nt 11/09/2015)

Changing priorities: It is high time that both infectious and chronic diseases were integrated into Nepal’s primary health care system, by Geha Nath Khanal (kp 09/09/2015)

Computer-based ARF diagnosis system developed (ht 23/08/2015)

Bhojpuris hiring choppers to ferry sick (ht 15/08/2015)

Elderly woman deprived of free treatment (ht 11/08/2015)

Successful tumor surgery sparks hope for better health care services, by DB Buda (rep 01/08/2015)

Caring in Kavre: Earthquake-related injuries have been replaced by pre-existing ailments, by Peregrine Frissell (nt 24/07/2015)

11 snake bite cases in a day (ht 23/07/2015)

Earthquake injured deprived of treatment, by Sudip Kaini (kp 12/07/2015)

Adolescents not getting friendly health services, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 11/07/2015)

13-year-old mom seeks help for tumor treatment (rep 11/07/2015)

Ambitious plan to improve health care services (rep 09/07/2015)

WHO calls for tax increase to curb tobacco epidemic (ht 08/07/2015)

CBTS facing acute shortage of blood (ht 30/06/2015)

WHO: Prioritise health service (kp 26/06/2015), Absence of regular health services puts tremor survivors at risk: WHO (ht 26/06/2015)

Bleak prospects for injured quake survivors (ht 24/06/2015)

Post quake recovery: Full fledged health services by ‘mid-July’, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/05/2015)

Blood crunch hits Chitwan (ht 15/06/2015)

Fanning out first responders far and wide, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/06/2015)

All in this together, by Arpana Neopane (kp 13/06/2015)

Call for banning sale of tobacco products (ht 09/06/2015)

Polio campaign in Tarai, by Janak Nepal (kp 07/06/2015)

Getting on after a spinal injury, by Manish Gautam (kp 06/06/2015)

MCKs to be set up to ensure health services: WHO to rush Medical Camp Kits to 14 districts most affected by temblor (ht 02/06/2015)

Artificial extensions: For the thousands who have lost their limbs to the quakes, prosthetic replacements will help them find their footing again, by Manish Gautam (kp 30/05/2015)

Step-down centres for those injured in earthquake (ht 29/05/2015)

Govt to provide health services from tents during monsoon, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/05/2015), Nepali, Indian docs to conduct mobile health camps (ht 28/05/2015)

Rs 5b sought for healthcare sector (kp 27/05/2015)

CBTS temporarily shifted to Nepal Police Club (ht 15/05/2015)

Ensure chopper-based mobile health service, says UCPN-Maoist (ht 22/04/2015)

Blood bank launched (ht 21/04/2015), Blood bank struggling to meet demand (ht 23/04/2015)

‘Vitamin A to kids’ campaign begins (ht 20/04/2015)

Govt policy to blame for rise in snake bite deaths, by Shankar Acharya (kp 08/04/2015)

Slow road to recovery: Entrenched interests will attempt to maintain the status quo, but healthcare reform is necessary, by Munish Sharma (kp 01/04/2015)

Campaign against blindness: Limitations and challenges, by Tirtha Prasad Mishra (kp 30/03/2015)

Training for doctors to save heart patients: Experts seek cardiac treatment at affordable cost in the country (ht 29/03/2015)

NMA asks docs to attend to patients within 72 hrs, by Arjun Poudel (rep 27/03/2015)

Call to phase out mercury in health care (ht 23/03/2015)

10,000 patients deprived of TB treatment: NTC (ht 23/03/2015), Reaching the unreachable: With the private and public sector running parallel, Nepal has the opportunity to extend coverage for tuberculosis by engaging all care providers, by Sarah Korver (kp 24/03/2015)

Nepal honoured with Bloomberg award for anti-tobacco law (ht 20/03/2015)

Health service via mobile in Baglung: Programme aims to reduce mortality rates among mothers and babies, by Prakash Baral (kp 18/03/2015)

First cancer camp in Dadeldhura (ht 18/03/2015)

Kathmandu elites refuse to take elephantiasis drug, by Arjun Poudel (rep 18/03/2015)

Fund crunch hits free treatment (ht 12/03/2015)

Warning messages on tobacco products; Directives will come into force on May 16: Minister Adhikari; Packets,wrappers need to have 90 per cent space with details about possible health hazards (ht 10/03/2015)

Public awareness of diabetic retinopathy minimum (kp 06/03/2015)

Anti-filariasis campaign to begin soon (kp 04/03/2015), Second phase of anti-filariasis campaign begins (ht 15/03/2015)

Experts lay stress on multi-sector approach to eliminate NTDs (ht 27/02/2015)

Detecting heart murmurs: Echocardiogram machines are even available in remote corners of Nepal, by Buddha Basnyat (nt 27/02/2015)

Support For Medical Treatment Abroad, by Himosh Sharma (rn 20/02/2015)

A most difficult disease: Cancer patients in Nepal suffer from both undertreatment and over-treatment of the disease, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/02/2015)

Vitamin A stock running out (ht 16/02/2015)

Supporting infirms, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 03/02/2015), Number of cancer cases increasing, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/02/2015), Many patients die as result of late diagnosis, interview with Prakash Neupane (kp 03/02/2015), Cases soar but docs in short supply: Statistics show there is only one oncologist in Nepal for 450 cancer patients, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/02/2015), Number of cancer patients on rise (ht)

Elderly in Devghat deprived of proper healthcare facilities, by Chandni Hamal (rep 02/02/2015)

Calling the shots: People deserve to know what is blocking the Hepatitis E vaccine in Nepal, by Sophia Tamot (kp 27/01/2015)

Anti-pneumonia vaccine launched in Pokhara, by Shiva Sharma (kp 19/01/2015), New vaccine to fight pneumonia among children (ht 19/01/2015)

Govt to start social health protection plan: The government has decided to launch the programme in three districts as a pilot project (kp 16/01/2015)

Call to stop mercury use in dentistry (kp 14/01/2015)

Delivery of BCG vaccine delayed by five more daysShould have arrived in Nepal on Friday, as per a commitment made by the government earlier (ht 11/01/2015), BCG, MR vaccines arrive after 3 mnths (kp 16/01/2015), MR, BCG vaccines arrive, finally: Immunisation programme to resume next week (ht 16/01/2015), Govt yet to send MR, BCG vaccines to districts (ht 24/01/2015) [?????], Govt sends MR, BCG vaccines to districts (ht 28/01/2015)

Patients throng free health camp, by Tularam Pandey (kp 09/01/2015)

Donated ambulances lack funds for repair, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 04/01/2015)
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