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Poison Information Center established at TUTH (rep 07/12/2023)

Bir Hospital Director Dr Paudel knocks on SC’s doors (rep 06/12/2023)

TU Staff Association Teaching Hospital Unit Committee conducts peaceful protest (rep 04/12/2023)

KMC approves new procedure to ensure 10 percent free service at hospitals (rep 24/11/2023)

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)

All services except emergency halted at Patan Hospital (kh 07/11/2023)

Thapathali maternity hospital plans to expand its birthing unit : Doctors say women in labour prefer the presence of their husbands or close relatives by their side, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/10/2023)

Bharatpur Hospital overwhelmed by patient influx : The growing number of patients has strained hospital resources, resulting in neglect of sanitation and hygiene, by Ramesh Paudel (kp 09/10/2023)

This Banepa hospital conducts classes for children with disabilities so their studies are not affected : Since 2014, the Banepa-based institution has taught at least 5,825 children while also treating them, by Jyoti Shrestha (kp 08/10/2023)

A hospital struggles with shortage of free medicines : For over a week now, needy patients visiting the Salyan District Hospital have been left to fend for themselves, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 03/10/2023)

KMC health workers continue street protests for second consecutive day (kh 02/10/2023), Diagnostic center’s operator assaulted in Kathmandu (kh 02/10/2023)

Talks between govt and agitating doctors positive, doctors withdraw protest programs (kh 30/09/2023), KMC doctors assaulted within 24 hours of govt-medical professionals agreement (rep 01/10/2023), Doctors beaten up in KMC hospital, two arrested (kh 01/10/2023)

Stringent law fails to stop assaults on doctors : Thousands of patients suffered, as resident doctors shunned services on Wednesday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/09/2023)

All but emergency services shut at Pokhara hospitals (rep 27/09/2023)

Health institutions urged to keep notice board on penalty against mistreatment of doctors, health workers (rep 27/09/2023)

Tension runs high in Manipal Hospital after patient dies (rep 26/09/2023)

Relief for villagers as Salyan local unit operates health posts seven days a week : All six health posts in the Kapurkot Rural Municipality provide services even during public holidays, including Saturdays, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 21/09/2023)

Bhairahawa-based Bhim Hospital struggling amid funds crunch : Doctor shortage could force it to discontinue appendicitis and hernia surgeries, officials say, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 16/09/2023)

Patient attendants to get quarters at Sushil Koirala Cancer Hospital (kh 16/09/23023)

Mass resignation of doctors paralyzes Hetauda hospital services (kh 15/09/2023), Four persons involved in assaulting doctors arrested (rep 15/09/2023), NMA suspends all non-emergency health services today (kh 17/09/2023), Thousands of patients suffer due to doctors’ strike : Medical professionals to resume duty after an agreement with the government on Sunday evening, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/09/2023)

Ani Choying Drolma Foundation donates Rs 18mn (ht 12/09/2023)

Beni Hospital construction in limbo, workers unpaid : Construction work has been halted in protest against the payment delays, by Ghanshyam Khadka  (kp 11/09/2023)

‘Specialist ward health clinic’ benefits needy people from impoverished communities in Dhangadhi : The clinic has provided services to over 135,000 patients so far, officials say, by Arjun Shah (kp 10/09/2023)

Blood transfusion center set up in Waling (kh 06/09/2023)

Paropakar Maternity Hospital launches online ticketing (rn 06/09/2023)

PEN-Plus project to be piloted in four more district hospitals : The programme will focus on alleviating the burden of non-communicable diseases, according to officials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/09/2023)

Bayalpata Hospital beset by financial woes : Established in 2008, the Sanfebagar-based hospital provides specialist service free of cost, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 03/09/2023)

All beds in BPKMCH made free (kh 30/08/2023)

Hospital in Gandaki lacks human resources to run dialysis center (rep 29/08/2023)

Patient dies after kidney removal following kidney stone surgery : Police refuse to register complaint filed by victim’s family against doctor (rep 28/08/2023)

Provide 10 percent of total beds free of cost to poor or else face action: KMC tells hospitals (rep 23/08/2023) [The idea sounds good, but good health service is expensive. The financing must then be arranged in another way!]

Bharatpur Hospital declares 400 beds free (kh 19/08/2023)

Hospitals instructed to conduct fever clinic (kh 18/08/2023)

Karnali Provincial Hospital is providing critical medical care : It started kidney transplant services earlier this year. Doctors report influx of patients, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 16/08/2023)

Patients suffer due to lack of beds in Kanti Children's Hospital : Treatment of up to three people on the same bed (rep 06/08/2023)

Hospitals in hills reel under lack of anti-snake venom serum and manpower : Rising temperatures and pollution have led to an increase in the number of snake encounters in villages in the hilly areas, by Kumbharaj Rai and Dambar Singh Rai (kp 03/08/2023)

Four individuals arrested for operating illegal clinics in Dhangadhi (kh 28/07/2023)

SC orders Kanti Children’s Hospital to compensate Rs 3 million for medical negligence (kh 28/07/2023)

Bir Hospital launches VIP, VVIP wards (rn 25/07/2023)

First ever hospital for facial deformities to be established (ht 24/07/2023)

BPKIHS sets up separate dengue treatment facility on its premises : A 30-bed ward came into operation on Sunday to tackle the rising cases of dengue in Dharan and its neighbouring areas, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 24/07/2023)

Bir Hospital to operate OPD service at 8.00 am from July 17 (kh 09/07/2023), Bir Hospital and Trauma Centre providing OPD services from 8 am (kh 17/07/2023)

100-bed Provincial Ayurvedic Hospital to be constructed in Shuklaphanta (rep 02/07/2023)

Dodhara Chandani Basic Hospital launches C-section service : The hospital was upgraded to a basic hospital from a primary health centre in April, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/06/2023)

Over 2000 free beds to be made available to the needy patients from Thursday : Health Minister Mohan Basnet has asked all hospitals to provide 10 percent of beds to the needy free of charge (nlt 28/06/2023), Govt hospitals providing 2028 free beds to target groups from tomorrow (rep 28/06/2023)

50-bed hospital handed over (kh 27/06/2023)

Bir Hospital’s 700 beds free of charge from Friday (kh 24/06/2023)

Protest in Dharan against ‘umbrella law’ plan to integrate health academies : The government move is regressive and goes against the spirit of federalism, protesters say, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 18/06/2023)

NMA demands security arrangements for health workers and healthcare facilities (kh 17/06/2023), NMA demands enhanced security in hospitals amid growing cases of violence against health workers (rep 17/06/2023)

Nepal Medical College temporarily suspends OPD service : The hospital administration stated that all services, except for emergencies, will remain closed until action is taken against those involved in the act of vandalism (nlt 14/06/2023)

Visitors and staff in peril as landslide threatens health post : Landslides that started two years ago have swept away Tityang health post’s front yard, by Prakash Baral (kp 13/06/2023)

Understaffed Dadeldhura Hospital paralysed by political interference : The hospital has been the battleground for political parties lately, affecting its service delivery, officers say, by DR Pant (kp 11/06/2023) [Party politics is poison in Nepal in many ways!]

No private hospital bed for poor patients : Hospitals run by the private sector are blatantly ignoring the mandatory 10 percent free bed allocation for the needy, by Deepak Pariyar, Ramesh Kumar Paudel, Ghanashyam Gautam & Binod Bhandari (kp 10/06/2023)

KMC Mayor Balen warns of “closing” administrative services of 68 health institutions not complying with necessary obligations (kh 31/05/2023), Mayor Balen submits list of 68 hospitals that do not provide target beneficiaries free medical treatment to health minister (rep 31/05/2023)

Work on 400 basic hospitals in local units may not start next fiscal year : The UML-led government had decided to build five 15-bed hospitals in all 753 local units, but the current government has decided to shelve the plan citing funds crunch, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/05/2023)

Kathmandu Metropolis urge hospitals to provide details of free medical services  provided to target beneficiaries (kh 21/05/2023)

An aging health post is in desperate need of repairs : The three-room structure that Lwangghalel Health Centre in Saintighatta operates out of is on the verge of collapse, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 20/05/2023)

OPD in hospitals to run from 8 am to 8 pm (kh 20/05/2023), Running OPD 12 hours a day ‘easier said than done’
Doctors at major hospitals, however, say the plan, which will help reduce hospitals’ patient overload, is viable
(kp 22/05/2023)

Nepal’s rural lifeline : One far-flung hospital shows that it is possible to provide free quality medical care to isolated communities in Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 19/05/2023)

Patients in Sunsari District Hospital double, by Jay Krishna Yadav (rn 04/05/2023)

Dhaulagiri Hospital to be upgraded to provincial facility : Hospital administration plans to operate 200 beds along with state-of-the-art services. There is also a plan to set up a trauma centre, by Prakash Baral (kp 22/04/2023)

Dialysis patient dies after left alone following a fire at hospital : The 65-year-old, who had suffered blood loss during dialysis, was undergoing a transfusion when a generator caught fire and hospital staff fled for their lives, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 13/04/2023)

Bharatpur Hospital to expand its services (rep 10/04/2023)

Over 500 benefit from health camp in Kavrepalanchok (kh 09/04/2023)

‘One hospital per local unit’ projects facing delays in Achham : Three years ago, the federal government had announced plans to build one hospital each in all local units, but the projects have yet to take off in Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 07/04/2023)

Maternity hospital needs proper care like a newborn, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 06/04/2023)

Bir Hospital must change itself to deliver quality services, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 30/03/2023)

Civil Service Hospital crowded like a fair, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 20/03/2023)

Jumla becoming zonal hub for orthopaedic treatment : Karnali Academy of Health Sciences caters to patients from Jumla, Humla, Mugu, Kalikot and Dolpa and earning ccolades for its orthopaedic services, by DB Budha (kp 08/03/2023)

Bir Hospital fires five nurses on charge of AWOL (rep 14/03/2023)

A district hospital struggles with staff and fund shortages : The 65-bed Madhyabindu District Hospital in Nawalparasi East has positions for 31 health workers, but has been making do with just 13, by Narayan Sharma (kp 02/03/2023)

Federal project left in limbo in Karnali districts : The federal government in fiscal year 2019-20 had announced plans to build one hospital each in all local units of Karnali but the project has fallen flat, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 28/02/2023) [One of the many failures of the then Oli government, which continued under his successors Deuba and Dahal!]

Provincial police hospital set up in Belbari (kh 23/02/2023)

Dadeldhura Hospital critically understaffed : Government apathy and poor management have made the regional hospital unable to cater to patients’ urgent needs, by DR Pant (kp 04/02/2023)

Services at Dhaulagiri Hospital affected by lack of specialist doctors : People from several surrounding districts have been deprived of even basic maternity services at the hospital as it has been without a gynaecologist for over a month now, by Prakash Baral (kp 25/01/2023)

Bir Hospital launches cath lab, Health Minister insists on quality services (kh 19/01/2023)

Jajarkot health posts suffer scarcity of medicines (kh 17/01/2023)

Kanti Hospital resumes endoscopy service after two years (kh 14/01/2023)

Pyuthan villagers relieved as health post upgrades services : Earlier Puranthanti villagers had to travel for miles even for minor treatments , by Shamsher Bikram GC (kp 10/01/2023)

Nursing staff crunch leaves hospitals high and dry : Although the government makes big claims on building hospitals and expanding health services, it is ignoring the need to hire nurses that form the backbone of hospitals, by Rita Lamsal (nlt 07/01/2023) [Despite this great shortage at home, the government has reached an agreement with the UK to send 10,000 nurses, even though nurses there are currently on the barricades because of poor pay and working conditions!]

Health Ministry to upgrade KCH into 1,000 bed capacity children’s hospital (kh 06/01/2023)

Saipal residents forced to live with debilitating diseases : Villagers rely on health camps for diagnosis from medical teams and specialist doctors, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 05/01/2023)

Health centers remain closed in Badimalika, people forced to visit district hospital, by Sher Bahadur Sarki (rn 04/01/2023)

Kanti Hospital adds intensive care units, sets up kangaroo mother care beds : Nepal Demographic and Health Survey-2022 shows neonatal death rate hasn’t declined in the past five years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/12/2022)

Care homes: New norm for Nepal? Senior citizens claiming to be satisfied in care homes should be seen as a survival strategy rather than a badge of admiration, by Poonam Thapa (kp 15/12/2022)

Okhaldhunga Community Hospital starts charging even patients with health insurance : The hospital has been accused of violating its agreement with the Health Insurance Board, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 14/12/2022)

Hospital conducts 36 uterus surgeries by adding financial support, by Nabin Shishir (rn 10/12/2022)

Construction of proposed Bardibas Medical College uncertain : Disputes over land acquisition have affected the plans. The construction site lies inside a community forest, by Sunita Baral (kp 08/12/2022)

Hospitals, clinics operating illegally in Siraha (ht 06/12/2022)

Prolonged power outage disrupts health services at Mugu Hospital : Service seekers complain authorities concerned are insincere about their health, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 29/11/2022)

Himalayan Sherpa Hospital benefits locals, tourists (ht 25/11/2022)

Doctor and bed shortages affect services at BPKIHS hospital : The hospital is short of at least 1,000 beds across all units and is currently operating with half the required workforce, by Pradip Menyangbo (kp 24/11/2022)

Cardio vascular hybrid theatre set up in TU Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular & Transplant Center (rn 10/11/2022)

Family of deceased stage protests at KMC, accuse doctors’s negligence in the treatment (rep 05/11/2022)

Dhankuta District Hospital in shambles : The hospital, which is one of the oldest in Province 1, has become a shell of its former self for a lack of upgrade, by Devendra Bhattarai and Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 04/11/2022)

Chitwan gets another Cancer Hospital (rn 26/10/2022)

Manpower shortage affects health services in Lumbini : Hospitals have not been built in 89 local units out of 109 under the ‘one municipality, one hospital’ programme, by Amrita Anmol (kp 25/10/2022)

700 people receive treatment during Dashain vacation (kh 12/10/2022)

Three held in connection with vandalism at Chitwan Medical College (kh 11/10/2022)

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences starts its own pharmacy : In the absence of a government-run pharmacy patients had to buy medicines at a higher prices from private drugstores, by Pradip Menyangbo (kp 16/09/2022)

Seven years since completion, local hospital in Chhedagada yet to be brought into service : Officials say dispute in handover of the building modelled to accommodate a fully facilitated hospital has led to delay in its operation, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 12/09/2022)

Trishuli Hospital to provide blood for emergency treatment (kh 10/09/2022)

Is Prasuti Griha neglecting its women? With slow and inefficient services, the only government-run maternity and women’s hospital in Nepal makes patients wait for hours for even the most basic of services or refers them to Bir Hospital, by Anushka Nepal (ae 08/09/2022)

Unregistered hospitals, pharmacies boom in Janakpur, by Manika Jha (ae 08/09/2022)

Doctors of Karnali Health Academy resign en masse citing insecurity : A doctor was physically assaulted by a young patient’s father last month, by DB Budha (kp 08/09/2022)

Sankhuwasabha District Hospital overwhelmed with patients : The health institution is treating patients out of its lobby for a lack of space, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 04/09/2022)

Mustang District Hospital starts surgery services, 48 years after its establishment : Concerns, however, remain about the sustainability of the service as the hospital frequently reels under shortage of human resource, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp18/08/2022)

Suresh Wagle Cancer Centre block constructed at TU Teaching Hospital (kh 17/08/2022)

Service at Dhaulagiri Hospital has gone out of gear, patients complain : Shortage of staff and rise in the number of patients have affected service delivery, by Prakash Baral (kp 16/08/2022)

Dialysis machine yet to be installed (kh 13/08/2022)

KMC issues 24-hour ultimatum to Norvic Hospital to remove illegal structures (kh 09/08/2022), KMC, Norvic Hospital to form joint task force to study encroachment of public land (kh 09/08/2022), Kathmandu Metropolitan City backtracks from 24-hour ultimatum to Norvic Hospital : A probe committee comprising Kathmandu Metropolitan City officials and Norvic Hospital technical team has been formed for investigation (kp 10/08/2022), SC orders KMC not to remove Norvic Hospital structures (rep 11/08/2022)

Chitwan Medical College establishes cancer hospital (kh 08/08/2022)

Madyabindu district hospital in Nawalparasi grappling with shortage of workforce (kh 08/08/2022)

Why new hospital pharmacy service guideline needs to be amended, by Nabin Pathak (nlt 31/07/2022)

Four-bed health center in government school (kh 30/07/2022)

With patient numbers soaring, Bheri Hospital faces shortage of beds : Patients with typhoid, common cold, diarrhoea, fever, and cough have increased at the hospital with the monsoon at its peak, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 30/07/2022)

Shortage of oxygenators forces heart hospitals to halt routine surgeries : Hospitals, including Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, say the key devices are in short supply (kp 21/07/2022)

Two provincial hospitals in Lumbini offer free health services : Lumbini Provincial Hospital in Butwal and Rapti Provincial Hospital in Dang have started free health checkups for all including a waiver in certain fees, by Sanju Paudel (kp 19/07/2022)

Health posts without medicines for two weeks : Government health facilities at Chhatreshwori Rural Municipality in Salyan have run out of essential medicines, forcing locals to seek treatment elsewhere, by Biplob Maharjan (kp 17/07/2022)

Ghorahi children’s hospital remains shut for years (rn 25/06/2022)

Taking wealth out of health : If these public-private partnership hospitals in rural Nepal can provide free care, so can the state, by Anita Shrestha (nt 24/06/2022)

Hospitals closing health insurance program (kh 23/06/2022)

In rural Salyan, an uphill struggle for medical care : Some villagers say they’d rather endure the pain and resort to traditional healing methods than walk for hours to get medical treatment, by Biplob Maharhan (kp 18/06/2022)

Construction of basic hospital put on hold for lack of budget : The construction of a 15-bed hospital in Lekhpokhara, Chhatreshwari Rural Municipality-5, started a year and a half ago but the contractor company has stopped work citing non-payment, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 03/06/2022)

Lack of orthopaedic doctors at Baitadi district hospital costs patients dearly : The absence has deprived people from the hilly district of timely treatment, leaving many disabled, by Tripti Shahi (kp 20/05/2022)

Mugu District Hospital out of medicines : With the change in seasons, the hospital is seeing an increasing number of patients daily but has not been able to provide effective services due to a lack of essential medicines and specialist doctors, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 10/05/2022)

Death of a patient triggers protest against hospital in Itahari (rep 07/05/2022)

Health institutions to go for two-day weekend (rep 06/05/2022)

Ministry preparing strategy discouraging private hospital in area with government facility (kh 02/05/2022)

Mismanagement plagues Janaki Eye Hospital : The Janakpur-based hospital has been without a chief administrator for four years, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 01/05/2022)

MoU signed for IEE of Pokhara University teaching hospital  (kh 29/04/2022)

Trauma center comes into operation at CMC (kh 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)

Senior citizens deprived of state facilities at hospital (ht 26/04/2022)

BPKIHS sees progress in reforms (kh 07/04/2022)

Health laboratory in Madhes Province begins whole-genome sequencing : With this, the number of labs with whole-genome sequencing capability has reached five in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/04/2022)

Dolpa District Hospital without electricity for a month : There is no electricity in the hospital and other parts of the district as the Jairikhola Hydropower Project has been closed for repair and maintenance since February 27, by Hari Gautam (kp 28/03/2022)

Govt To Expand Eye Care Section In District Hospitals (rn 28/03/2022)

Hospital for infectious diseases comes into operation in Kalikot (kh 21/03/2022)

Lack of docs hits patients in Dhankuta Hospital (ht 19/03/2022)

Irate relatives gherao Tinau Hospital after the death of patient (kh 16/03/2022)

First provincial children’s hospital to come into operation in Damak : The 50-bed hospital is being built by the Kathmandu Institute of Child Health. The health institute plans to operate at least one children’s hospital each in all seven provinces, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 16/03/2022)

KMC provides ventilator support to hospitals (kh 03/03/2022)

BPKIHS desperately waits for health ministry to pay it over Rs 260 million in health insurance (rep 01/03/2022)

Salyan Hospital in dire need of human resources (kh 01/03/2022)

Mechi Hospital to be upgraded to 200-bed (kh 28/02/2022)

Mugu District Hospital without specialist doctors for past four months : The hospital has been referring patients for all surgical procedures to health institutions outside the district, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 17/02/2022)

Health centres in Salyan without doctors : The residents of Bagchaur Municipality and Chhatreswori Rural Municipality are forced to visit private clinics since the primary health centres in the local units don’t have doctors or medicines (kp 16/02/2022)

Locals donate 35 ropani land for hospital in Okhaldhunga (ht 15/02/2022)

EC stops collecting voters’ list from today (kh 08/02/2022) [Every person who has reached the age of 18 on election day has the right to vote and must therefore be included in the electoral roll! This is a fundamental right!]

Government forms study team to build labor hospital (kh 08/02/2022)

Govt health facilities lack biomedical equipment: Study (ht 07/02/2022)

Kalikot women say they feel more at ease with female doctors : There are six male and three female doctors at the Kalikot district hospital in Manma, by Tularam Pandey (kp 04/02/2022)

ICU ward with ventilators lying dysfunctional in lack of human resource (kh 31/01/2022)

Medical equipment left unused at Salyan hospital : The 40-bed district hospital does not have an ICU and ventilator facility in the absence of skilled manpower to operate the medical equipment, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 25/01/2022)

COVID Special Hospital brought into operation in Janakpur (kh 21/01/2022)

All services except emergency, maternity closed at Madhyabindu District Hospital (kh 20/01/2022)

Bardibas Hospital starts providing maternity services : The hospital has also launched laboratory, outpatient and 24-hour emergency services, by Sunita Baral (kp 15/01/2022)

Oxygen plant left unused in Mugu District Hospital : Work to install oxygen plant halted after public accounts committee of Karnali started investigation citing irregularities in procurement, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 10/01/2022)

Health institutions in Achham reel under lack of infrastructure and manpower : There are more than 500 health institutions in the district and none of them is equipped to provide essential services, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 08/01/2022)

Palpa district hospital shuts down services due to COVID-19 (kh 05/01/2022)

Humla health facility reeling under shortage of medicines (rep 02/01/2022)

All-female staff at health post in Baglung draws praise : Service seekers, mostly men, are not used to seeing an all-female staff manning a health post. But for female patients, the health post is a welcome change, health workers say, by Prakash Baral (kp 01/01/2022)

Attendants to patients at public hospitals complain of lack of sleeping space, poor sanitation : Government guidelines require hospitals to make living arrangements for attendants, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/12/2021)

Upgradation of National City Hospital in Bharatpur reaches final stage (kh 04/12/2021)

Shukraraj Tropical Hospital Prepares For Free Emergency Services From Dec 5 (rn 03/12/2021)

Beni Hospital in need of medical staff : The only public hospital in Myagdi is reeling under staff shortage as Gandaki government did not renew contract of 30 health workers it had hired at the beginning of the pandemic two years ago, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 02/12/2021)

Bharatpur Hospital launches ‘trauma emergency service’ (kh 02/12/2021)

Local units in Rukum (East) expand health services in villages : Health centres have been established in a majority of wards to make health services easily accessible to all,  by Hari Gautam (kp 28/11/2021)

Manpower crunch hits Damauli Hospital (ht 25/11/2021)

Salyan hospital halts surgical services in the absence of skilled manpower : The halt in surgical services has forced people in the district to go to Nepalgunj, Surkhet or other places for treatment, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 22/11/2021)

Beni Hospital grappling with human resource, logistics shortage (ht 07/11/2021)

Power disruption affects services in Bajhang hospital : Recent floods and landslides swept away several electricity poles and blocked roads, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 27/10/2021)

First health post established in remote Limi valley : Earlier, the local residents had to visit Taklakot in China to receive medical care, by Chhapal Lama (kp 18/10/2021)

Panchthar Hospital vandalised: Non-emergency services closed  (rep 07/10/2021)

Patients complain of poor health services at Koshi Hospital : Many posts of medical staff at the 250-bed hospital are vacant, which has affected services, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 02/10/2021)

No doctors for hospitals : Incompetent political leadership and corrupt administration has meant no new doctors have been appointed in the past four years. This has caused a great deal of suffering for many Nepalis, by Rudra Pangeni (rec 30/09/2021)

Dhulikhel Hospital under pressure as funds are delayed : The hospital has been struggling to provide salary and allowance to its employees since the authorities are yet to release budget for health insurance and Covid-19 risk allowance, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 30/09/2021)

Municipal Hospital comes into operation in Balewa (kh 25/09/2021)

Small hospital projects in Salyan hit by delays, by Biplab Mahajan (kp 24/09/2021)

Experts call government plan to set up a hospital for teachers populist : Say strengthening existing hospitals and expanding their services is what the country needs in the current situation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/09/2021)

Bheri Hospital manages meal for Rs 20 to patients, attendants (kh 02/09/2021)

Agitators at BPKIHS to halt services except emergency and COVID wards from Sunday (rep 02/09/2021)

A Dolakha health post operating out of ward office building : The limited space in the new location has made the health post rollback on some of its medical services, such as maternity care for local women. Locals now have to walk for four hours to reach Jiri bazaar for treatment, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 02/09/2021)

A hospital without doctors or a functioning lab, by Kishor Budhathoki (ae 26/08/2021)

Rasuwa district hospital in need of digital X-ray machine (kh 24/08/2021)

Primary health centre in Salyan of little use, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 23/08/2021)

Patients deprived of free essential medicines at Mugu government health institutions : The District Hospital in Gamgadhi sends patients to private medical stores due to  a shortage of medicines at the hospital, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 29/07/2021

District Hospital in Taplejungoverwhelmed with patients : The 15-bed hospital has been receiving more than 100 patients on a daily basis, hospital records show, by Ananda Gautam (kp 28/07/2021)

The only primary health centre in Jumla without doctor for four yearsThe health centre also does not have essential medicines and medical equipment to qualify as a dedicated treatment centre, local residents say, by LP Devkota (kp 26/07/2021)

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences closes lab services after reagent shortage, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 16/07/2021)

Non-resident Nepalis extend support for child ICU ward (kh 01/07/2021)

People's representative on hunger strike demanding electricity, by Bira Gadal (rep 30/06/2021)

Number of non-COVID patients increase in hospitals (rep 30/06/2021)

Agitating students and staffs start relay strike BPKIHS Dharan (kh 28/06/2021)

Health workers attacked at Dolakha Covid-19 hospital : Three assailants in police custody, search for the fourth underway, police say, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 28/06/2021)

Bajura health facilities run out of beds (ht 09/06/2021)

Private hospital bills give poor Covid-19 patients the shivers : Hospitals are overcharging patients up to three times the rates fixed by the government. Yet no action has been taken, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/05/2021)

Gorkha Hospital overwhelmed; new mother undergoing treatment inside a tent (rep 10/05/2021)

Exorbitant Hospital Fees, by Prameshwar Devkota (rn 09/05/2021)

Gaur Hospital to close health services (ht 01/05/2021)

New Oxygen plants in Jhapa hospitals (rep 24/04/2021)

Most hospitals do not have ready supply of oxygen : Experts criticise lax preparations as the Health Ministry projects an additional 300,000 Covid-19 cases by July, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/04/2021), Oxygen shortage hits Narayani Hospital (ht 22/04/2021)

District hospital in Nawalparasi (East) not operating at its full capacityThe 49-bed facility has been reeling under a shortage of staff amid Covid-19 pandemic. Local residents say they have to visit other city hospitals even for minor illnesses, by Narayan Sharma (kp 21/04/2021)

Overflowing sewer, dug-up road greet patients at some of Capital’s big hospitals, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/04/2021)

"396 Public Health National Mission" : Encourage civic engagement, by Simone Galimberti (ht 05/04/2021)

Arghakhanchi Hospital takes first place in terms of minimum service standards (kh 20/03/2021)

Salyan hospital charging exorbitant fees : Local residents complain that the medical fees at the district hospital and private hospitals are the same, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 17/03/2021)

Dialysis service is free but patients are being charged, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/03/2021), Streamlining critical care : Local hospitals across the country should be enabled to provide accessible dialysis services (kp 16/03/2021)

Karnali hospital in financial trouble as provincial government delays funds : Health workers have threatened to halt the services if the outstanding salary is not paid by March 13, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 09/03/2021)

Health facilities in Karnali Province fail to attract doctors : Out of 704 posts of health workers in the province, 441 are vacant, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 26/02/2021)

Bajhang people benefit from upgraded district hospital : In the last two years, the hospital established several medical  units to enhance its services, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 20/02/2021)

Reconstruction of quake-ravaged health posts gains momentum in Makwanpur : The Gorkha Earthquake and its powerful aftershocks in 2015 had destroyed the buildings of nine health posts in the district, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/02/2021)

Tarakhola Rural Municipality starts laboratory, hospital services in villagesThe availability of health services in the villages has relieved many local residents  of the expense of seeking medical treatment elsewhere, by Prakash Baral (kp 28/01/2021)

BPKIHS docs stage protest for allowance (ht 19/01/2021)

Frontline workers at Kalaiya Hospital deprived of Covid-19 risk allowance : They have been staging a sit-in for the past one week demanding immediate release of the allowance, by Laxmi Sah (kp 18/01/2021)

Pyuthan District Hospital fails to provide effective health services : Most people in Pyuthan are compelled to seek  medical care elsewhere as doctors are not always  present at the district hospital, by Giru Prasad Bhandari (kp 16/01/2021)

Record-holder climber Phurba Tenzing Sherpa hands over health post building constructed in Beding (kh 03/01/2021)

Government issues BCH Development Board Formation Order (ht 24/12/2020)

Number of patients down in hospitals (ht 24/12/2020)

Local levels told to abide by laws for constructing hospital buildings (kp 12/12/2020)

Private hospitals continue to bill their patients for so-called Covid protection : While the Health Ministry has warned of action, private hospitals say they cannot operate with previous rates, by Ajun Poudel (kp 08/12/2020)

Communicable disease hospital, trauma centre in the offing (ht 01/12/2020)

396 local units to have 15-bed hospitals (kh 30/11/2020), Move to build 396 hospitals amid pandemic meets scepticism : Managing human resources will be the key challenge as a government study says 116,000 additional personnel, four times the existing provision, will be required for the new hospitals (kp 02/12/2020)

Govt directs public hospitals to provide risk allowance to those working during pandemic (rep 27/11/2020)

Health facility comes into operation in remote village of Bajura (ht 26/11/2020)

Govt seeks clarification from four health facilities (ht 23/11/2020)

Foundation stone for 394 hospitals to be laid on Nov 30 (kh 22/11/2020)

Health Ministry warns of taking action against hospitals denying free of cost treatment to COVID-19 patients (rep 20/11/2020)

16 doctors working at emergency ward at Bir Hospital resign (kh 04/11/2020), Doctors at Bir Hospital resign en masse (rep 05/11/2020)

Status Of Hospitals In Bagmati For COVID-19 Treatment: Adequate Isolation Beds, Oxygen Cylinders (rn 03/11/2020)

No price tagging lives : Citizens must realise that in a corrupt state, the onus to remain alive is on themselves (kp 02/11/2020)

Health facilities in rural Taplejung face shortage of doctors : Most doctors do not wish to go to remote areas for work and those who do go stay for two to three months only, by Ananda Gautam (19/10/2020)

Others also count : Hospital facilities should be managed separately for Covid and non-Covid patients so that the latter are not deprived of treatment (ht 14/10/2020)

Govt hospitals in capital told to treat COVID-19 patients, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 13/10/2020)

Bhairahawa Covid-19 hospital lacks infrastructure and human resource : The hospital had received three ventilators from provincial government but there are no staff to operate them, by Madhav Dhungana and Sanju Paudel (kp 12/10/2020)

Hospitals urged to defer elective surgeries (ht 12/10/2020)

Health workers in Karnali Provincial Hospital at risk : A senior doctor at the hospital died due to Covid-19 related complications on Thursday; One-fourth of  the health workers at the hospital have been infected so far, by Kalendra Sejuwal and LP Devkota (kp 03/10/2020)

Private hospitals, labs to charge Rs 3,899 for PCR test : Say Rs 2,000, the charge set by the government, too less, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/09/2020)

Fear of infection still keeping patients away from hospitals across the country : Doctors worry patients avoiding hospital visits for fear of contracting Covid-19 could  lead to far worse consequences in cases of heart and stomach problems and cancers, by Samiksha Baral (kp 25/09/2020)

Most district hospitals in Gandaki Province fail to set up ICUs despite having the budget : Provincial government had allocated budget to nine district hospitals to set up ICUs but only two have followed through (kp 16/09/2020)

Local units in Udayapur come together to build Covid hospital, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 11/09/2020)

Federal government injecting budget into district hospitals without proper study : The hospitals identified by the federal government as corona-specific hospitals are in no condition to be upgraded immediately for the treatment of coronavirus patients, health officials say, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 29/08/2020)

Govt. Decides To Add 6,201 Beds In Public Hospitals (rn 28/08/2020)

Can’t set aside 1,000 beds for Covid, private hospitals say, by Timothy Aryal (kp 27/08/2020)

Newly built hospital in Kapilvastu yet to come into operation, by Manoj Paudel (kp 24/08/2020)

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences demands point-of-care diagnostic device for its emergency unit: Health workers deployed at the emergency department are at risk of Covid-19 infection due to a lack of a faster device to test for the virus in patients, hospital officials say, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 19/08/2020)

Kalaiya Hospital in Bara shut down after its employees test positive for the coronavirus: A doctor and 10 health workers and staff at the hospital who tested positive for the virus are currently in isolation, by Laxmi Sah (kp 09/08/2020)

BPKIHS faces challenge managing COVID-19 cases (ht 09/08/2020)

Procedure to regulate health facilities issued (kp 09/08/2020)

Kathmandu hospitals overwhelmed by Covid-19 patient surge: With all beds occupied, authorities stop informing people about their test results, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/08/2020)

With state-run hospitals overwhelmed, government permits private hospitals to admit patients: Public health experts say that the government should not shun its prime responsibility of protecting the people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/07/2020)

Health facilities reeling under medicine crunch (ht 29/07/2020)

Nepal Army plans to upgrade and expand its health facilities: The national defence force has added three provincial hospitals in the last one year (kp 21/07/2020)

Parbat Hospital closed for the last four days after doctors infected with coronavirus: Officials say they are waiting for the test results of other staffers who may have come into contact with the infected, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 23/06/2020)

Hospitals turn away patients with fever, by Laxmi Gautam (ht 02/05/2020)

Private Hospitals & Medical Ethics, by Yam Bahadur Dura (rn 28/04/2020)

Mahakali Hospital scraps tender with supplier after the latter provided old and rusty ventilator: The hospital had invited a tender of Rs 5.7 million three weeks ago to purchase a ventilator, patient monitors, and blood gas analysers, among other medical equipment, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/04/2020)

Seti hospital sees decline in number of visiting patients: The reason behind this fall in the number of patients visiting the hospital is the fear of catching the virus and lack of trust in hospital administration, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/04/2020)

COVID-19 testing starts at Bir Hospital (rep 12/04/2020)

Covid-19 pandemic pushes provinces to invest in local hospitals: All seven provinces are upgrading existing facilities in anticipation of a Covid-19 outbreak, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/04/2020)

Elderly turned away by hospitals, dies, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 09/04/2020)

Seti Hospital health workers at risk (ht 08/04/2020)

Karnali government’s decision to set up isolation facilities yet to be implemented: Designated health institutions face difficulties in setting up isolation wards due to lack of budget, by Jyoti Katuwal, LP Devkota and Hari Gautam (kp 07/04/2020)

Hospitals outside Kathmandu ill-prepared to fight coronavirus outbreak: Lack protective gear, N95 masks, ICU beds, ventilators, PPE stock in Seti Provincial Hospital won’t last even four days, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 07/04/2020)

Sukraraj hospital needs anaesthetists, critical care physicians, by Sabitri Dhakal  (ht 06/04/2020)

Govt plans to bring all private hospitals under its control to fight Covid-19 (rep 06/04/2020)

Coronavirus testing hospitals in Province 1 shirk their responsibility: Patients with flu-like symptoms are being referred to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences without tests, doctors at Dharan-based hospital say, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 05/04/2020), Gandaki government orders hospitals to treat patients, or face action: The directive comes three days after the Supreme Court ordered the centre to make arrangements to treat Covid-19 patients, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 05/04/2020)

Private hospitals in Dhangadhi start partial health services: Mayor threatens to cancel the licence of private hospitals that fail to treat patients, by Arjun Shah (kp 04/04/2020)

Private health facilities refusing service to face music (ht 02/04/2020))

Govt to take strict action against hospitals not attending to patients (rep 30/03/2020)

Rolpa District Hospital lacks medical equipment to collect and preserve nasal and throat swabs from Covid-19 suspects, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 28/03/2020)

Rs 25 million earmarked for hospitals to run fever clinics across the country (ht 27/03/2020)

Bir Hospital launches phone consultation service (ht 27/03/2020)

Nepal’s hospitals directed to suspend OPD, surgery until mid-April (Khabarhub 20/003/2020), 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!]

Hetauda Sub-metropolis sets up urban health centres in all wards: The local unit has also decided to establish a health desk in all SEE centres, by Pratap Bista (kp 16/03/2020)

A hospital which sees a high number of patients from India ill-equipped to deal with Covid-19 suspects: Geta Eye Hospital in Godavari Municipality, Kailali, receives more than 100 patients from India daily, by Chitrang Thapa (kp 16/03/2020)

Japan hands over eye hospital to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh Udayapur (rep 29/02/2020)

First military hospital of east Nepal comes into operation in Itahari (rep 29/03/2020)

Burtibang Primary Health Centre lacks ambulance, blood transfusion centre: The centre has been referring patients to other health institutions for lack of employees and resources, by Prakash Baral (kp 23/02/2020)

Sanibheri Rural Municipality starts providing health services from a 15-bed hospital: The hospital has started providing 24-hour emergency services, OPD, IPD and lab facilities, maternity and X-ray services and minor surgery facilities, by Hari Gautam (kp 22/02/2020)

Tension at Rangeli Hospital continues into second day (ht 19/02/2020)

Sanibheri Rural Municipality builds 15-bed hospital, by Ganesh Bishu  (rep 18/02/2020)

Authorities’ apathy leaves Bardiya monuments in dilapidated state: Local governments have failed to even identify and conduct studies on ancient sites of archaeological importance, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 17/02/2020)

Province 5 government preparing master plan to upgrade Lumbini Provincial Hospital: As per the master plan, the existing building will be demolished and a new building will be erected in its stead, by Amrita Anmol (kp 17/02/2020)

Lumbini Provincial Hospital’s One-stop Crisis Management Centre is crippled by lack of infrastructure and staff: Victims of gender-based and domestic violence say they face a hard time whenever they visit the centre, with no one available to listen to them, by Amrita Anmol (kp 16/02/2020)

Bhim Hospital starts 24-hour lab services, by Mohammad Habib (rep 14/02/2020)

Nepal’s hospitals have no ICUs to treat coronavirus patients, doctors say: The government plans to place any coronavirus patients in public hospitals, but these hospitals have few ICU beds that are almost always occupied, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/02/2020)

Doctors crunch hits Jajarkot Hospital (ht 12/02/2020)

Health centres in Likhu Tamakoshi Rural Municipality in Ramechhap suffer for lack of essential medicines: The rural municipality has not passed the current fiscal year’s budget because of a dispute between its chair and vice-chair (kp 04/02/2020)

Manpower crunch hits Sushil Koirala Cancer Hospital (ht 27/01/2020)

Empower local health institutes: Instead of airlifting childbearing women from remote districts, the government should think of strengthening local health system which can save a myriad of pregnant and postpartum women, by Mukesh Adhikari (rep 27/01/2020)

Patients suffer as Doti hospitals rely on donors for blood need: Most of the hospitals in the district refer patients to hospitals outside the district for lack of blood, by Mohan Shahi (kp 21/01/2020)

Government to establish geriatric wards in four more hospitals this fiscal year (ht 21/01/2020)

Private hospitals still burning, burying and disposing of hazardous waste together with municipal waste, a new study shows: Health facilities’ reluctance to abide by the rules is putting public health at risk and polluting environment, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/01/2020)

Study shows nearly 81 percent of private health facilities are not using WHO-recommended refrigerators to store vaccines: Of the 1,445 private health facilities operating in the Kathmandu Valley, 52 health facilities are providing immunisation services, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/01/2020)

Challenges Of Hospital Waste Management, by Om Prakash Ghimire (rn 13/01/2020)

With federal set-up in place, Karnali Provincial Hospital changes for the better: In the last fiscal year alone, the provincial government has allocated Rs400 million to upgrade the hospital, by Chandani Khatayat (kp 08/01/2020)

Ailing Jajarkot hospital awaits govt intervention, by Janak KC (rep 06/01/2020)

Country’s largest cancer hospital comes into operation in Birtamod (ht 03/01/2020)

Establishment of health centre elates women in a Doti village: The health centre will provide prenatal check-ups, safe maternity services, immunisation programmes and other primary treatments, by Mohan Shahi (kp 30/12/2019)

Medical Council finds negligence in blood mismatch case of Shahid Gangalal: Blood prescription sent to Nepal Police forensic lab to determine the person involved in writing the wrong blood type, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/12/2019)

170 basic health centres to be built in Karnali (ht 24/12/2019)

Seven central hospitals to be made mother-and-baby-friendly: The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative was launched in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, by Arjun Poudel  (kp 23/12/2019)

Grande, doctors made mistakes, says Nepal Medical Council (ht 23/12/2019), Medical council’s ruling on Grande Hospital negligence offers nothing, infant’s father says: The council has directed the hospital to put one doctor on a probation and issued a warning to another, by Atjun Poudel (kp 24/12/2019)

Patients return untreated as health post lacks personnel: Given the remoteness of the villages in Rukum (East), health workers are reluctant to move to the health post, say locals, by Hari Gautam (kp 15/12/2019)

Hospitals in Sudurpaschim hills lack doctors to perform postmortems: Province’s residents are forced to travel as far as Dhangadi to get the procedure done, by Mohan Shahi (kp 13/12/2019)

Water crisis hits ealth facility hard (ht 11/12/2019)

37 health centres barred from providing medical check-up service to migrants (ht 11/12/2019)

Eye clinic established at Janasewa Community Hospital (rep 08/12/2019)

Federal government starts process to open medical college in Surkhet: Ministry of Forest and Environment has already given permission to conduct an environmental impact assessment in six community forests, by Chandani Khatayat (kp 25/11/2019)

Hospitals’ role to combat climate change stressed (ht 19/11/2019)

Health facilities in Bajhang district hospital improve drastically, say locals: The hospital had been marred with a shortage of doctors for a long time but the vacant posts are now filled, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/11/2019)

Province-level teaching hospital to be constructed in Dhankuta, by Malati Moktan (rep 13/11/2019)

Too many patients, not enough doctors at Mangalbare Hospital in Morang: Currently, the hospital has appointed three doctors on a contract basis to treat patients, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 08/11/2019)

Maternity services closed in Bhojpur District Hospital for past three months: Pregnant women with health complications are forced to travel as far as Dharan, Biratnagar and Kathmandu due to the service closure, by Alisha Shrestha (kp 04/11/2019)

15-bed hospital comes into operation (ht 03/11/2019)

Solukhumbu district hospital sans doctors (rep 02/11/2019)

A driver’s family struggles to receive his body from hospital: B&C Medical College has refused to hand over Janga Bahadur Rajbanshi’s body until the family clears his treatment fees, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 26/10/2019)

Protest grips Chitwan Medical college over patient's death: Police fire 40 rounds of teargas and detain 12 people for vandalism, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 21/10/2019)

Serious case of neglect: Anomalies in public and private health institutes are making headlines; hat is the health minister doing? (rep 21/10/2019)

‘Doctors at BPKIHS prescribing food supplements unnecessarily to patients’, by Rohit Rai (rep 20/10/2019)

A private hospital’s negligence has an infant on the verge of death: A string of errors and oversights by doctors at Grande International Hospital has destroyed a 15-month-old child beyond repair, his parents allege, by Swarup Acharya (kp 19/10/2019)

Police arrest five including Nidan Hospital officials and a government section officer over kidney scam: A patient had filed a complaint saying he was lured into selling his kidney but was later cheated, as the hospital created a fake donor, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/10/2019)

Province 3 focused on improving services at govt hospitals (ht 17/10/2019)

In past year, BP Koirala Cancer Hospital provided treatment worth Rs 4 billion to patients for free: The hospital has been providing treatment to patients who have to invest more than Rs 200 million for their treatment, to children below the age of 15 and to senior citizens, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 15/10/2019)

Dadeldhura hospital paralyzed for lack of doctors, nurses, by Pushkar Bhandari (rep 13/10/2019)

Patients deprived of free medicines (ht 04/10/2019)

Clarification sought from Grande Hospital for medical negligence (ht 30/09/2019), Medical council directs Grande Hospital to furnish clarification over infant medical negligence claim: The hospital is accused of putting a newborn through an ordeal of multiple surgeries and high-dose medication, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/10/2019), Grande’s refusal to admit any responsibility shows insensitivity: Nepal Medical Council would do well to remember that its own investigation panel has found mistakes and instances of negligence in this case (kp 03/10/2019)

Conducting survey after staff adjustment creates problems in health facilities: Officials say additional posts are being created for those who have political connections, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/09/2019)

Health services at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences affected due to doctors’ protest: The doctors have been protesting against vice-chancellor Dr Sangita Bhandari, claiming that she misbehaved with them, by Durgalal KC (kp 25/09/2019)

Hospitals operating unlawfully in Rautahat (ht 20/09/2019)

Health workers providing treatment under leaking roof (rep 14/09/2019)

Hospital management committee demand upgrade of Rolpa District Hospital: The committee wants to upgrade the 15-bed hospital to a 50-bed health institution, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 13/09/2019)

Patients at Lumbini hospital are being treated on the floor: The provincial hospital receives around 1,200 patients on a regular basis, by Amrita Anmol (kp 12/09/2019)

Charikot Hospital in Dolakha gaining popularity for its maternal care services: 2,700 pregnant women opted for institutional delivery at the hospital in the last three and a half years, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 08/09/2019)

Sick hospitals sans doctors, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 07/09/2019)

Province 5 sets criteria for hospital committee chief’s appointment: Due to the lack of necessary legal provisions, the hospitals are being managed by forming a development committee, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 03/09/2019)

Biratnagar Eye Hospital introduces ‘vision bus’ programme: The service features facilities such as eye examination, medication and diagnosis, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 02/09/2019)

Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj being upgraded to a fully-facilitated one: Ministry of Health and Population has allocated Rs 760 million for the upgradation of the hospital, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 01/09/2019)

Employees picket hospital (ht 28/08/2019)

Bharatpur Hospital fails to reclaim its alloted lands, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 25/08/2019)

How Nepal’s oldest hospital, and the government that runs it, continue to fail the country’s poor: Beset by a lack of staff, mismanagement and political interference, Bir Hospital has become a shell of its former self, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/08/2019), Not everyone can afford to go abroad for medical treatment: Bir Hospital is intrinsically connected to the larger public health picture, and its service delivery and capacity should be improved (kp 26/08/2019) [If you belong to the 6 per cent of the population who are male Bahuns, then you meet the main requirements for a job as a leading politician. As such, you can be treated abroad at any time at the expense of the state!]

Rolpa District Hospital struggling in lack of resources, by Dinesh Subedi (kp 22/08/2019)

Bheri Zonal Hospital to be upgraded to specialized hospital of the state (rep 21/08/2019)

Strengthen primary health care to lower mortality rates: Nepal's eminent cardiologist on the need for a comprehensive paediatric hospital, interview with Bhagwan Koirala (kp 20/08/2019)

Sindhuli Hospital without doctors (ht 20/08/2019)

Seti Zonal Hospital likely to face acute shortage of doctors (ht 17/08/2019)

Patan Mental Hospital overwhelmed but government help slow in coming, by Aditi Baral (rep 17/08/2019)

Triganga Eye Treatment Center being upgraded into a full-fledged hospital, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 16/08/2019)

Dadeldhura District Hospital sans docs (ht 13/08/2019)

Siraha polyclinics monitored (ht 13/08/2019)

Woman’s death sparks tension at Nobel Medical College (ht 01/08/2019)

Medicine shortage hits Jajarkot Hospital hard (ht 30/07/2019)

Patients who arrive at Bir Hospital are forced to return, and seek private care: Despite a budget of Rs 2 billion and a 1,200-strong staff, the hospital is plagued by irregularities and mismanagement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/07/2019)

Bir marks 130th anniversary (ht 29/07/2019)

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology recognised as WHO’s collaborating centre: The hospital is the first health facility in the country to get such recognition from the UN health agency, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/07/2019), Seeing is believing: Tilganga is renowned internationally for its excellent and affordable eye care services (kp 23/07/2019)

Patient’s death sparks tension in Siraha (ht 21/07/2019)

Foundation stone of Bindabasini Natural Hospital laid (ht 17/07/2019)

Dadheldhura Hospital closed over staff security concerns: Doctors and staff at the hospital are unwilling to resume work  citing unfavourable environment, by Panta (kp 13/07/2019)

Newly-built hospital buildings handed over to govt, by Sujeeta Pradhan (kp 13/07/2019)

235 benefit from hospital programme (ht 12/07/2019)

Snakebite patients in trouble as treatment center remains shut for three days, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 12/07/2019)

Karnali province hospitals ill-equipped and understaffed (rep 12/07/2019)

Ailing public health facilities (rep 11/07/2019)

Pricey tarai hospitals beckon as facilities in hills are rudimentary, by Giriraj Baskota and Daman Rai (rep 10/07/2019)

Locals vandalize snakebite treatment center in Sarlahi after toddler dies, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 10/07/2019)

Patients find it hard to get beds in country’s central mental hospital: The 50-bed hospital, which is always crowded, struggles to accommodate those in need of immediate in-patient care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/07/2019)

CT scanner at Trauma Centre non-functional (ht 29/06/2019)

Kavre health post run by women in dire straits for lack of equipment: Health workers are forced to refer patients to hospitals in Dhulikhel and Banepa, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 28/06/2019)

200,000 district residents depend on an understaffed 15-bed hospital, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 27/06/2019)

Patients hit as operation  theatre turns into store room, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 27/06/2019)

Unmanaged hazardous hospital waste is a cause for concern in Capital: The city authority recently penalised five state-run hospitals and some private-run hospitals for disposing of hazardous hospital waste alongside household waste, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/06/2019)

CT scan service shut following radiation leak, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 23/06/2019)

Some medics at Dhading hospital unpaid since 11 months, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/06/2019)

Staffers’ strike in Bhaktapur Hospital affects patients (ht 20/06/2019)

Sarlahi hospital in a dire straits, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 06/06/2019)

Bir Hospital has a new building—but it does not have human resources: Hospital administration says it immediately needs at least 70 staffers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/06/2019)

Lack of staff in Sushil Koirala hospital affects health services: Hospital needs 200 health staff to operate its equipment, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 29/05/2019)

Lack of specialists in Mugu Hospital affects services, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 16/05/2019)

Garkhakot Primary Health Centre sans doctors (ht 16/05/2019)

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)

Patients deprived of essential drugs at state-run health facilities across the country: Most local and provincial governments have failed to purchase medicines on time, resulting in the unavailability of drugs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/05/2019)

Death of child due to blood mismatch calls heart centre’s safety protocol into question: A five-year-old girl with ‘O’ positive blood group was transfused ‘A’ positive blood at Gangalal hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/05/2019), Probe into the death of five-year-old girl to start today: Dr Bhagawan Koirala-led five-member team to  look into the death that was apparently caused  from a blood mismatch during a surgery at  Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, by Arjun Poudel and Nayak Paudel (kp 15/05/2019)

Makwanpur local units take over health posts, by Pratap Bista (kp 06/05/2019)

Jhapa’s B&C Hospital detains teenager for not paying his medical bills (rep 01/05/2019)

Monitoring of private health facilities halted for months: Province 3 health offices do not have the latest health data due to lack of personnel, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/04/2019)

A philanthropist gives Rs30 million to construct spinal injury hospital in Chitwan, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 23/04/2019)

Contractor leaves project halfway, demands full money, by Shumsher Bikram GC (rep 20/04/2019)

Shaking up the health sector: Nepal’s hospitals have not even recovered from the 2015 earthquake, and now need to be ready for the Next Big One, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 19/04/2019)

Sudurpaschim State Hospital sans doctors for almost two months, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/04/2019)

Establish at least one geriatric hospital in each province: NHRC (ht 11/04/2019)

Patients complain of sheer negligence at Seti Zonal Hospital, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 11/04/2019)

Upgraded Hetauda Hospital draws more patients, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/04/2019)

Bharatpur Hospital in shortage of land to build new infrastructure: Several organizations occupy the hospital's land - some on lease and some for free, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 09/04/2019)

Dire state of health post in Achham village affects services, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 08/04/2019), Bitter pill: Public health is an important issue but is often overlooked (kp 09/04/2019)

Hospitals countrywide ailing due to lack of doctors and nurses: Patients bearing the brunt of acute shortage of human resources, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/04/2019)

Local health posts stop providing info to centre, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/03/2019)

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals certifies Mediciti Hospital (kp 29/03/2019)

Seti Hospital demands surgery equipment, gets CD-4 counting machine instead: Women seeking institutional delivery services at the hospital deprived of incentives for months, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/03/2019)

Staff crunch hits patients at major government hospitals in Valley: Bir Hospital demands over 400 staff, including  doctors and nurses; Teaching Hospital demands  85 doctors and 128 nurses, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/03/2019)

Patients wait for months on end for a surgery at major hospitals: Officials at Bir and Tribhuvan University Teaching hospitals say they lack infrastructure and human resources to provide timely services, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/03/2019)

Poor local health units force patients to seek costly treatment in Capital: Health centres do not have the infrastructure, nor the personnel to diagnose ailments and provide proper care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/03/2019)

Lab operators get deadline for registration and renewal: National Public Health Laboratory’s move is intended to curb illegally operating laboratories, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/03/2019)

Patients face difficulties due to poor infrastructure of Achham District Hospital; medical services affected, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/02/2019)

People in remote areas of Banke prefer going to Indian hospitals, by Arjun Oli (kp 28/02/2019)

Shortage of beds at Teaching Hospital compromises patients’ health and safety: Heart patients have to get treated while sitting on a chair at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Centre, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/02/2019)

Private hospitals in Chitwan and Kathmandu flout free bed and treatment rules for poor: Health department: Inspection finds some hospitals providing free service to political leaders and their relatives, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/02/2019)

Bhaktapur Municipality to run its own hospital, by Krishna KC (rep 21/02/2019), Bhaktapur Municipality building Khwopa Hospital (ht 22/02/2019)

More than 95 percent private hospitals operating from rented residential buildings: Their six-year-old commitment to shifting  to own safe buildings fails to materialise, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/02/2019)

Lack of doctors forces hospital to shut down (ht 19/02/2019)

A cancer hospital that cannot even diagnose cancer, by Ganesh BK (rep 19/02/2019)

Parbat Hospital is sick, patients compelled to go to other districts, by Chabilal Tiwari (rep 10/02/2019)

Only one doctor in Musikot hospital, by Hari Gautam (kp 08/02/2019)

Cancer patients suffer as Bir struggles to install US$4.1m outfit: TomoTherapy machine was brought to Nepal nine months ago (rep 05/02/2019)

Birta City Hospital vandalized after an infant's mysterious death (ht 05/02/2019)

Bir Hospital gynaecology unit rarely sees patients: Kathmandu Metropolitan City is now responsible for running the unit, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/02/2019)

Nepal Medical Association to shut down all hospitals today: Doctors to see only emergency cases as they join KC’s cause, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/02/2019)

Delay in construction of health post building hits locals in Khotang village, by Daman Rai (rep 31/01/2019)

Doctors starting relay hunger strike from today: Hospitals across the country to be affected (rep 28/01/2019)

Health Ministry pushes 15-bed hospital plan (kp 26/01/2019)

Hospitals handed over to provinces (ht 24/01/2019), Healthy step: For any social health security programme to succeed, first health delivery at the government health institutions will have to improve drastically (ht 25/01/2019)

All wards of local levels to have healthcare centres (ht 24/01/2019)

Hospitals charging fees even for free-of-cost services, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 23/01/2019)

Move to scrap hospitals a bargaining chip: ‘Govt wants Nepali Congress to agree to award affiliation to Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 21/01/2019)

Govt scraps hospitals named after Girija, Sushil Koirala (ht 15/01/2019), Nepali Congress up in arms (ht 15/01/2019), Govt ‘reaches out’ to opposition (ht 16/01/2019), Locals protest decision to scrap hospital (ht 16/01/2019)

Water supply to be ensured in hospitals (ht 13/01/2019)

Teaching Hospital residents on strike, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/01/2019), Resident docs of TUTH halt services (ht 12/01/2019)

State 5 to upgrade hospitals, by Nayak Paudel (kp 10/01/2019)

Province 3 government to deploy doctors to health centres, posts (ht 10/01/2019)

Bir Hospital and National Trauma Centre likely to have a single director: Currently, the hospitals are being run by acting directors: Bhupendra Kumar Basnet and Dr Binod Sherchan (kp 06/01/2019)

Government to upgrade 5 hospitals outside Capital: Koshi Zonal Hospital, Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Bharatpur Hospital, Bheri Zonal Hospital and Dadeldhura Sub-regional Hospital will be upgraded to  super-specialist hospitals, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/01/2019)

Country’s only mental hospital struggling for resources, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 24/12/2018)

Nepalis forced to seek cure in Delhi as home hospital can’t care: Chitwan patients say they are compelled to spend hefty sums of cash in Indian hospital as the local cancer hospital can’t cure them, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/12/2018)

Dr Khadga set to become new director of TU Teaching Hospital (kp 14/12/2018)

Dhading: Lack of medical facility affects locals, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 02/12/2018)

Hetauda eye hospital gets OCT machine (ht 02/12/2018)

Neonatal ICU at Tikapur Hospital relief for locals, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 01/12/2018)

‘Lack of patients’ shutters urban health clinic in Teku, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/11/2018)

Patients hit due to lack of technicians (ht 06/11/2018)

Hospital becoming a destination for quality treatment in Karnali, by DB Budha (rep 04/11/2018)

Irregularities at Bir Hospital (kp 30/10/2018)

District hospital starts physiotherapy service (ht 28/10/2018)

Sorry state of health post building puts staffers lives at risk (ht 27/10/2018)

Medicine shortage in Tribeni Gram Hospital, by Hari Gautam (kp 14/10/2018)

Health facilities still operating from tents (ht 14/10/2018)

Majority of hospitals in Valley flout basic norms: Environment department inspects 41 hospitals; 39 fail to comply with rules, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/10/2018)

Bir Hospital starts outpatient services in Bhaktapur (ht 11/10/2018)

Conflict victims turn to local level for reparation: Conflict victims seek the role of the powerful local governments in the reparation programme, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2018)

Dearth of doctors, staffs affect crucial services at Dhading hospital, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 27/09/2018)

Civil Service Hospital upgradation begins (kp 27/09/2018)

Only 8 pc hospital & research centers conduct research, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 25/09/2018)

For Ruby Valley folk, chopper is the only ride to hospital, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 23/09/2018)

Zonal hospital tense after infant’s death (kp 23/09/2018), Locals vandalise Sagarmatha zonal hospital over child’s death (ht 23/09/2018)

Lack of health facilities on trekking route hits tourists (ht 23/09/2018)

No hospital in East Rukum, locals suffer, by Lokendra Khanal (kp 22/09/2018)

Pregnant women, new mothers facing hard time at BPKIHS (ht 09/09/2018)

Seti Zonal Hospital overcrowded due to seasonal diseases, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 0809/2018)

Safety first: While a lot of these so-called helmet doctors and their affiliated hospitals aren’t exactly a credit to the profession or the field of medicine, no one deserves to work with the sword of Damocles hanging over their head, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 07/09/2018)

Hospital services to be disrupted: Doctors to halt services except for emergency today (kp 02/09/2018), Hospital closure hits patients hard (kp 03/09/2018), Doctors defer protest after deal: Agitation put off by a week after government agrees to amend some contested provisions of Criminal Code, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/09/2018), Doctors' strike: Patients forced to spend nights on cold hospital floors, by Diya Dhakal (rep 04/09/2018), NMA protests partially affect hospitals on second day (rep 04/09/2018)

Hospitals too get permits to borrow in foreign currency (rep 01/09/2018)

Hospitals not managing waste properly (ht 31/08/2018)

Health facilities in Province 7 understaffed, by Mohan Budhair and Arjun Shah (kp 28/08/2018)

Non-cooperation of Bir Hospital puts patients’ lives at risk in trauma centre, by Anita Shrestha (ht 25/08/2018)

Locals of far-flung Rukum build hospital on their own (rep 23/08/2018) [Hopefully, the project is run along the restrictive NIP of the Oli goverment!]

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), Invest in Kanti, invest in our children’s health (rep 21/08/2018)

Rajbiraj hospital starts dialysis service (ht 18/08/2018)

Bill requires government hospitals to have their own pharmacies (ht 17/08/2018)

Hospital vandalised over patient’s death (kp 14/08/2018)

Patients freak out as police fire shots in air on hospital premises, by Ganesh BK (rep 08/08/2018)

New Military Hospital building starts services: Tribhuvan-Chandra Military Hospital honours Nepali soldiers who served the British Army in World War I (kp 04/08/2018)

Lack of specialized doctors causing untimely deaths (rep 03/08/2018)

Services in Lamahi Hospital affected in lack of staff, by Devendra Basnet (rep 02/08/2018)

Wife demands probe into journo Thapaliya's death (rep 02/08/2018)

Plan for 1000-bed hospital in Gandaki Province, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 01/08/2018)

Country’s oldest hospital marks 129th anniversary (ht 29/07/2018)

Tikapur Hospital in miserable state, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 19/07/2018)

Hetauda Hospital bilking women of incentives (ht 12/07/2018)

Patients hit by ongoing strike at Jajarkot hospital Employees are unpaid for the past seven months, by Bhim Bahadur Shahi (kp 11/07/2018)

Brokers luring patients away from zonal hospital (ht 11/07/2018)

Mugu health facilities without essential drugs, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 02/07/2018)

Locals dismayed as construction of health posts halted (ht 30/06/2018)

Jajarkot Hospital staff on strike over unpaid salaries, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 28/06/2018)

Patients hit hard due to doctors’ protest at TUTH (ht 28/06/2018)

30 wards in Jumla without health posts, by DB Budha (rep 23/06/2018)

TUTH resident doctors stage protest (ht 23/06/2018)

Achham health facilities face medicine shortage, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 20/06/2018)

Bir Hospital starts ‘Fibroscan’ service for liver patients (ht 19/06/2018)

Eateries at hospital sell hooch, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 14/06/2018)

Upgrade Sagarmatha zonal hospital, say stakeholders (ht 13/06/2018)

Achham’s Bayalpata Hospital boon for economically weak (ht 05/06/2018)

Hospital holds patient captive (ht 05/06/2018)

Bir Hospital officials under NVC scanner (ht 04/06/2018)

Haemodialysis, fibro scan machines installed at Bir Hospital (ht 02/06/2018)

Manipal Hospital resumes services (ht 02/06/2018)

Bir Hospital to start digital service (kp 01/06/2018)

CII Foundation hands over health posts in Dolakha (ht 29/05/2018)

Dhading DHO receives 39 newly-rebuilt health centres, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 27/05/2018)

Lack of budget delays operation of Eastern Regional Police Hospital (ht 26/05/2018)

German couple donates equipment to Tilganga hospital (ht 25/05/2018)

Monopoly of illegal health centers, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 24/05/2018)

Unions halt services at Manipal hospital (ht 23/05/2018)

Bir Hospital starts treatment services for rheumatic diseases (ht 16/05/2018)

Shortage of beds hits spinal injury patients (ht 16/05/2018)

Hospitals lack diagnostic kit for acute undifferentiated fever (ht 14/05/2018)

Health Ministry starts Bir Hospital clean-up drive (kp 07/05/2018)

Pyuthan hospital tense over botched delivery: Relatives of Radhika Dhamal claims the hospital tried to cover up her death by trying to refer her to another hospital (kp 03/05/2018)

Police hospital flouts rules in drugs purchase, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 01/05/2018)

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

Locals protest against medical fee hike (ht 28/04/2018)

Scarcity of medicines affect health service in Chhinamasta, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/04/2018)

Trisuli Hospital to get a new building (rep 26/04/2018)

Construction of hospital building left in limbo (ht 21/04/2018)

Drug shortage hits health facilities hard (ht 19/04/2018)

Health centers operating without required equipment, medicines, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 17/04/2018)

Mediciti, Premier launch cashless health insurance scheme (kp 11/04/2018)

Doctor blamed for minor’s death (ht 10/04/2018)

Number of spinal injury patients increasing at trauma centre (ht 09/04/2018)

Police and staff clash injures 12 (kp 03/04/2018)

Pay toilets in TUTH irk users (ht 03/04/2018)

Jajarkot district hospital runs short of doctors (ht 30/03/2018)

State of the art rural hospital, by Marty L5ogan (rep 30/03/2018)

Community hospital for locals of Mugum Karmarong, by Suman Malla (rep 29/03/2018)

Patan Hospital starts pacemaker implantation service (ht 28/03/2018)

Bir Hospital lacks heart surgery equipment (ht 26/03/2018)

Water crisis hits community hospital hard (ht 26/03/2018)

Services at Sindhuli hospital improves (ht 25/03/2018)

Bir Hospital to launch new service (ht 24/03/2018)

CM Poudel inspects Hetauda hospital (ht 24/03/2018)

Hospital reeling under staff crunch (ht 23/03/2018)

Bheri Zonal Hospital in sorry state (ht 20/03/2018)

Seti hospital lacks infrastructure, doctors (kp 19/03/2018)

Health centre’s ambulance misused (ht 19/03/2018)

Single doctor running 50-bed Jajarkot District Hospital, by Janak KC (rep 18/03/2018)

'Govt hospitals without doctors, medicines', by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/03/2018)

Jajarkot health post reeling sans doctors (kp 09/03/2018)

Govt tells hospitals to make charges public, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/03/2018), APHIN agrees to make hospital fees public (ht 08/03/2018)

MCVTC to expand its services (ht 03/02/2018)

Bir Hospital providing free cancer screening services (ht 02/03/2018)

Death of woman in labour sparks tension (ht 02/03/2018)

Doctors' protest hits health services in Doti hospital, by Arun Bam (rep 26/02/2018), Doti doctors leave district to protest attack on colleague (kp 27/02/2018), Doti Hospital closed for last 13 days (kp 03/03/2018), Health services resume in Doti hospitals (ht 11/03/2018)

Patient operated on wrong leg at Norvic (ht 25/02/2018), Draft law to regulate hospitals gathers dust: Surgeon at a private hospital in Capital operates ‘wrong leg’ of a patient, by Manish Gautam (26/02/2018), Norvic docs testify before NMC ethical committee (kp 28/02/2018), NMC yet to provide files to probe team (kp 09/03/2018), Two Norvic docs face suspension (ht 11/03/2018)

Drug shortage in Gaur hospital (ht 24/02/2018)

Doctors desert district for security reasons (ht 22/02/2018)

57 hospitals, pharmacies sealed for rule violations (kp 21/02/2018)

Bir using defective CT scanner despite having new one (rep 21/02/2018)

Kidney transplant centre claims remarkable success (kp 18/02/2018)

Siraha hospital gasping for blood: Patients are compelled to go to Lahan, Janakpur, Biratnagar and even Jainagar in India for treatment, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 18/02/2018)

Dolpa health centres reeling under shortage of medicines (ht 17/02/2018)

District Hospital losing patients (ht 15/02/2018)

Government forms panel to review hospital fees: Panel to analyse costs of healthcare services and set criteria to fix prices, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/02/2018)

Prime Minister opens 300-bed hospital in Jumla: Deuba says the teaching hospital will be Karnali region’s backbone of health and medical education, by LP Devkota (kp 12/02/2018)

Health facilities facing shortage of vital drugs for pregnant women, new mothers (ht 10/02/2018)

Panel to propose fee ceiling for private hospitals (rep 10/02/2018)

Nepal Nat’l Hospital ordered to shut down: the hospital does not  possess an operating licence and failed to meet govt standards (kp 07/02/2018)

Hospital death sparks protest (kp 06/02/2018)

Hospital staff refer patients to private labs for commission (kp 02/02/2018)

Govt certifies 51 health facilities as adolescent-friendly (ht 01/02/2018)

Medical malpractices: These hospitals would not have dared run their business had the concerned agencies carried out regular monitoring (ht 31/01/2018)

BPKIHS constructing building without 'proper' cost estimation: Report, by Rohit Rai (rep 22/01/2018)

Guns into malls: Nepal Army demolishes historic hospital to make way for commercial complex, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt 19/01/2018)

Patients being treated in tents in Dhading (ht 18/01/2018)

Private health facilities violating criteria (ht 16/01/2018)

KAHS to provide free treatment for uterine prolapse, by DB Budha (rep 16/01/2018)

Month-long protest at KIST hits students (ht 14/01/2018), Allow hospital operations to continue: Patan High Court (kp 15/01/2018), KIST medical college resumes services (ht 17/01/2018)

Jaitapur health post row resolved (ht 12/01/2018)

Jajarkot District Hospital reels under medicine shortage (rep 11/01/2018)

Mugu's health post operating without health workers, by Suman Malla (rep 10/01/2018)

Medicine shortage hits Bajura health facilities (ht 09/01/2018)

Hospitals found collecting billions in service charges (kp 06/01/2018)

Bir Hospital upgrading services for treatment of respiratory diseases, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 06/01/2018)

Action sought against erring hospitals (ht 01/01/2018), Action recommended against errant hospitals: Four reputed hospitals were found to be involved in wrongdoing (kp 02/01/2018), Action sought against two more health facilities (ht 02/01/2018)

Under-construction building of TB hospital sealed (ht 29/12/2017)

Udayapur Hospital faces action (kp 28/12/2017)

KIST Medical College shut for past 10 days: The hospital has not admitted any patient since Monday, as the staff members are on a strike, demanding  a hike in salary and allowances (kp 24/12/2017)

Hospital tense following patient’s death (kp 21/12/2017)

Least health facilities in Province 6, most in 2, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/12/2017)

Clarification sought from hospitals (ht 14/12/2017), Erring hospitals: The private hospitals should be prevented from overcharging and the offenders should not be spared (ht 15/12/2017), Erring hospitals to face action (ht 22/12/2017)

Seti Zonal Hospital in sorry state (ht 12/12/2017)

Model health post in far-flung Bajura (ht 06/12/2017)

Peace, brother, peace: Filing a complaint is the way to handle medical negligence, not trashing the hospital, by ND Subedi (kp 01/12/2017)

STIDH yet to start ICU service, lacks manpower (ht 25/11/2017)

Gandaki Medical College padlocked over new mother’s death (ht 04/11/2017)

Maternity hospital to provide regular CT scan services (ht 03/11/2017)

HOTC attracting foreign renal patients also (ht 03/11/2017)

Private pharmacies to stay put in govt hospitals (ht 29/10/2017)

Hospital vandals beware: People who engage in violent acts must be punished according to the existing laws, by Ghanashyam Chapagain (kp 26/10/2017)

Drug shortage hits health facilities (ht 23/10/2017)

Transplant centre to be set up (ht 17/10/2017)

Baitadi DPHO to hand over health facilities to local levels: Some 591 health facilities will be handed over to local govt (ht 14/10/2017)

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

Hospital starts iris transplantation service in Chitwan (ht 12/10/2017)

Patients compelled to wait for months for surgery (ht 11/10/2017)

BPKIHS docs on strike (kp 10/10/2017), Doctors strike after assault by deceased’s kin (ht 10/10/2017)

Gangalal hospital’s emergency ward overcrowded (kp 09/10/2017)

Health services resume as doctors return to work (kp 04/10/2017)

Hospitals in need of more ICU beds, by Anita Shrestha (ht 04/10/2017)

Udyapyur doctors on Dashain leave, patients deprived of treatment (kp 01/10/2017)

BP Koirala Cancer HOSPitaL adds new building with 80 beds (kp 27/09/2017)

KIST hospital tense after patient’s death (ht 25/09/2017)

Closure of OPD services in hospitals hits patients hard (ht 23/09/2017), OPD services closed in hospitals for third day, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 25/09/2017), Doctors’ strike ‘inhuman’, says NHRC (ht 25/09/2017), Pregnant women hit hard, by Anita Shrestha (ht 25/09/2017), OPD services closed on fourth day of strike (ht 26/09/2017), Patients bear brunt of docs’ strike: Hundreds of thousands of patients across country deprived of medical services as doctors refuse to budge, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/09/2017), Lives in peril: The strike goes against the provision of the Essential Service Operation Act that forbids strikes in hospitals and health centres (ht 26/09/2017), Docs up the ante as govt renews call to end strike: NMA warns of stern protest as patients suffer (kp 27/09/2017), Patients affected in Lamjung, by Aash Gurung (kp 27/09/2017), Malpractice: Extreme demands have been made by both sides of the case in holding doctors accountable (kp 27/09/2017), OPDs closed for 5th day, thousands affected (rep 27/09/2017), Doctors call off strike after 4-pt deal with govt; hospitals reopen across country (kp 30/09/2017)

Assaulting the caregivers: On the rise of workplace violence in Nepal’s healthcare sector, by Agya Mahat, Madhusudan Subedi and David Citrin (nt 22/09/2017)

Decision to make doctors pay for health accidents draws flak, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/09/2017), NMA to shut hospitals from tomorrow (kp 21/09/2017)

Ensure hospitals have pharmacies: SC; The govt has provisions for free distribution of 70 kinds of medicines (ht 19/09/2017)

No end to Rasuwa’s tent treatment: Health facility destroyed in 2015 earthquake yet to be rebuilt, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 17/09/2017)

Jajarkot hospital upgraded: Surgical delivery round the clock, by Janak KC (rep 17/09/2017)

Tension at two hospitals after death of patients (ht 14/09/2017), Controversy of Uadayapur District Hospital resolved after two days, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 14/09/2017)

Woman dies after sinus surgery at Om, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/09/2017)

Space crunch hits patients at Paropakar maternity hospital (ht 12/09/2017)

Zonal hospital struggles to manage crowd, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 10/09/2017)

Health facilities to be handed over to local levels (ht 09/09/2017)

Medicine crisis in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 02/09/2017)

Kathmandu National Hospital will be shut: Health Ministry (kp 29/08/2017)

Bharatpur Hospital launches free dialysis, by Shiva Puri (kp 28/08/2017)

National Hospital makes frantic bid to woo patients (kp 27/08/2017)

27 months on, doctors still treating quake-hit patients under tents, by Him Nath Devkota (rep 27/08/2017) [correctly: 28 months!]

Medicine shortage in 67 health posts, by Jyoti Katuwal (kp 24/08/2017) [related to Dailekh]

TUTH preparing to start liver transplant service (ht 18/08/2017)

Concrete Help: An American team that treated earthquake wounded turns a Japanese highway camp into Sindhuli’s newest hospital, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 18/08/2017)

Blood shortage in Bajura hospital, by Arjun Shah (kp 09/08/2017)

Kin of patient who died at Om hospital end protest (ht 05/08/2017)

Medicine crunch in Province 7 (ht 04/08/2017)

Dysfunctional endoscopy machine hits service delivery at BPKIHS (ht 04/08/2017)

Number of eye patients rising in Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 03/08/2017)

Doctors in protest after colleague ‘misbehaved’ (kp 02/08/2017)

Vayodha Hospital opens first e-ICU in Nepal (ht 30/07/2017)

Poor service, facilities ail Seti Zonal Hospital, by DR Panta (kp 29/07/2017)

Dysfunctional X-ray machine affects service delivery (ht 28/07/2017)

CIAA raids BPKIHS, suspects irregularities to the tune of 60 million rupees (ht 28/07/2017), MRI scandal hits BPKIHS (kp 29/07/2017), Hospitals Under CIAA Scanner (rn 30/07/2017)

Dadeldhura hospital budget frozen (ht 27/07/2017)

Janakpur Zonal Hospital struggling with lack of resources, by Suresh Yadav (rep 26/07/2017)

Trauma Centre gets Rs 3.5 million (ht 25/07/2017)

Medicine shortage hits health posts in Rukum, by Ganesh BK (rep 23/07/2017)

Bir Hospital to procure new medical equipment (ht 22/07/2017)

Hospitals reeling under acute shortage of blood in Sunsari (ht 22/07/2017)

Kohalpur hospitals reopen, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 20/07/2017)

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

Mahara: Govt committed to upgrading Rapti Hospital (kp 16/07/2017)

Sickle Cell drugs shortage in Bheri Zonal Hospital, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 13/07/2017), SCD screening: Bheri Zone Hospital refuses free blood test, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 16/07/2017)

Bharatpur Hospital buys medical equipment worth Rs300m (kp 13/07/2017)

Same medical equipment but price gap of Rs 50m for 2 hospitals, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 13/07/2017)

HOTC ready to conduct more organ transplants (ht 12/07/2017)

Bir Hospital short of equipment, workforce (ht 11/07/2017)

Panel to probe kidney extraction (ht 11/07/2017)

Lax enforcement of free care rule at pvt hospitals (kp 09/07/2017)

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

Govt hospitals in Biratnagar, Nepalgunj: NMC begins process to allocate PG seats (kp 07/07/2017)

Bir discontinues cardio-vascular services (ht 04/07/2017)

Bir to buy high-end radiotherapy machine for US$4.1m: Amount enough for machines for three hospitals, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 04/07/2017), Bir's radiotherapy machine tender call said to be illegal (rep 06/07/2017), MoH to probe into Bir scandal (rep 10/07/2017), PM office directs Bir to cancel tender (rep 19/08/2017)

Rasuwa district hospital still in sick bed (ht 02/07/2017)

Abandoned patients face neglect in Bir hospital (ht 01/07/2017)

Bus park noise sparks tensions between Bir Hospital and KMC: In May last year, the bus station in the Old Bus Park was shifted to Khula Manch, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/06/2017)

Nagarik hospital tense following patient’s death (ht 22/06/2017)

HOTC launches endoscopic ultrasound service (ht 19/06/2017)

Graveyard at TUTH obstructs college building construction (ht 19/06/2017)

Mountain medicine, by Prakash Chandra Timilsena (kp 17/06/2017)

Bloody hell! Transfusion happening without testing blood for deadly diseases: No hospital in Nepal has kit to test HIV during the 'window period', by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 14/06/2017), Are blood transfusions to patients in Nepal safe?, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/06/2017)

Trauma centre launches own blood bank (ht 14/06/2017)

Senior doctors likely to quit BPKIHS (ht 13/06/2017)

Training for Bheri hospital staff:  SGNHC set to expand heart services to Nepalgunj; Cath lab equipment to arrive in about two months (kp 11/06/2017)

Health posts delivering quality services in quake-hit districts (ht 11/06/2017)

Rolpa District Hospital in a sorry state, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 07/06/2017)

Cancer specialty hospital opens, by Astha Wagle (kp 04/06/2017)

Bir Hospital to be upgraded to int’l standards (kp 30/05/2017)

Drugs crunch hits Bajura health posts (ht 27/05/2017)

Patients visiting BPKIHS hit hard as CT scan machine goes dysfunctional (ht 27/05/2017)

Govt to buy drugs for its hospitals in bid to slash prices: Private sector charging up to 2,200 pc higher than company prices, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/05/2017)

Seti Zonal Hospital opens its own pharmacy (ht 19/05/2017)

Pokhara hospitals face blood shortage (ht 13/05/2017)

Hospital classification to be based on services: According to new guidelines approved by the Cabinet, health facilities now onwards will not be classified on the basis of number of beds they have (kp 07/05/2017)

Health post still functioning under tents (ht 03/05/2017)

Panel faults Manipal Hospital for denying treatment to bus accident victims (kp 27/04/2017)

Norvic unveils upgradation plans (ht 24/04/2017)

MoH to open Janata Health Centers in urban areas (rep 18/04/2017)

Nepal Eye Hospital marks 43rd anniversary (ht 09/04/2017)

Ministry, KMC to set up 11 health centres: Aim to establish facilities in all wards of Kathmandu (kp 09/04/2017)

Two years since gorkha earthquake: Only a quarter of damaged health facilities rebuilt, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/04/2017)

UNICEF hands over first prefab health facility: The health post is one of 74 such facilities Unicef is helping to build after the 2015 earthquakes in three severely affected provinces (kp 04/04/2017)

Free dialysis service from 11 more hospitals (ht 03/04/2017)

ivil Service Hospital to expand capacity: A 130-bed facility to be built to cater to the growing number of patients (kp 02/04/2017)

Hospital drawing more patients (ht 31/03/2017)

KOICA upgrades Tikapur Hospital (kp 27/03/2017)

Football icon Messi building 14 health centres (kp 25/03/2017)

Squalor and neglect ill health post in Palpa, by Madhav Aryal (kp 24/03/2017)

X-ray, ECG machines unused, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 24/02/2017)

Youths vandalise Seti Zonal Hospital (ht 14/03/2017)

Govt to form separate authority to monitor health facilities (kp 03/03/2017)

Cashing in on tragedy: The growing epidemic of hospital vandalism and attacks on health workers reflects extreme politics and erosion of the rule of law in Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/03/2017)

Dhulikhel hospital admits mistake in patient’s death (ht 02/03/2017)

Health Minister's order fails to improve services at cancer hospital, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 28/02/2017)

Lack of health facility hits Kailali folks, by Prakash Singh (ht 20/02/2017)

Ilam District Hospital sick of shortage of docs, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/02/2017)

Baitadi PHC without doc for over 7 yrs, by Bira Gadal (rep 18/02/2017)

Dirty loos at hospital raise concern (ht 17/02/2017)

Gangalal heart centre set to expand services to mid-western region: The move is expected to benefit thousands of heart patients in the region who either have to travel to Kathmandu or hospitals in India for treatment, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/02/2017)

Specialty services: Services at district hospitals ‘soon’ (kp 12/02/2017), Minister Thapa vents his anger at bureaucratic red tape, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/02/2017)

Rs 960m allocated for equipment for PHCs (kp 10/02/2017)

Emergency operation service to be expanded (ht 10/02/2017)

Govt hospital-medical school collaboration: Health Ministry plans to extend specialty services, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/02/2017)

Costly medical equipment in disuse in govt hospitals (ht 05/02/2017)

Newborn baby goes missing from hospital ward in Birgunj: Relatives accuse doctors, nurse, administration of negligence (kp 04/02/2017)

Health Ministry set to run PG programmes in big govt hospitals: Each student who wishes to be enrolled in the course will have to sign a bond first, says Minister Thapa, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/02/2017)

'Rs 2.36 b splurged on community hospitals under party influence': Health Ministry has no details of funds distribution over 14 years, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/02/2017)

Basic services available at over 60pc health facilities: Survey, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/02/2017)

Narayani Hosp ‘denies’ people free medicines (kp 31/01/2017)

62 per cent health centres offer basic facilities (ht 31/01/2017)

With top positions vacant, Karnali hospital on verge of shutdown, by DB Buda (rep 30/01/2017)

Locals donate social security allowance to build health post (ht 26/01/2017)

Hospital  construction  fails to take off (kp 23/01/2017)

Army hospital in Chhauni to open its OPD for public (kp 21/01/2017)

Bir Hospital establishes own pharmacy on its premises: Expects to lower financial burden on patients by selling medicines at subsidised rates (kp 20/01/2017)

BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital: Plaint over ‘embezzlement’ of treatment support, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/01/2017)

Essential medicines to be available in districts soon: District hospitals provide 70 items of medicines free of cost (rep 17/01/2017)

Urban health centers in pathetic condition, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/01/2017)

Talks on opening NA hosp to public (kp 10/01/2017)

Upgraded Intensive Care Unit at Kanti Children’s Hospital inaugurated (ht 08/01/2017)

Staff crunch ails district hospital (kp 07/01/2017)

BPKMCH to bar docs from serving in private clinics (ht 07/01/2017)

Psychiatric hospital to be built in Nakhu Jail (rep 07/01/2017)

Will ensure 10pc free beds in private hospitals: Thapa (kp 04/01/2017)

Private drugs sellers’ syndicate blocks procurement for hospital pharmacy, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/01/2017)

Critical health care centralized in capital: 'About 80 percent of ICU beds are in Kathmandu Valley', by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 31/12/2016)

12 hospitals in Nepal running without beds, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 30/12/2016)

Health facilities told to register with MoH by Feb first week, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/12/2016)

Another 11 hospitals to avail free kidney dialysis service (rep 23/12/2016)

BP Cancer Hosp officials furnish clarifications: There were complaints  over financial irregularities, management’s failure to effectively mobilise  human resources (kp 23/12/2016)

MoH to set up 10 urban health promotion centres (kp 22/12/2016)

List of free medicines not made public at hospitals, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 22/12/2016)

Ministry seeks clarification from Bharatpur cancer hospital (rep 22/12/2016)

Illegal health centres apply for registration (ht 21/12/2016)

Tanahun DHO purchases medicines after MoH failed to supply them (ht 20/12/2016)

HOTC ready for more liver transplant surgeries (ht 19/12/2016)

Hospitals agree to extend service from Dec 16: Thapa, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/12/2016)

Over 60 pc clinics, labs in Valley illegal: MoH (ht 13/12/2016)

Bajura health facilities under acute drugs shortage (ht 13/12/2016)

No paracetamol at govt hospitals in 14 districts: No iron tablets in Nuwakot, Tanahun, Achham, Baitadi; Hospitals in Siraha, Bara, Dhanusha, Achham without antibiotics, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 12/12/2016)

Kin of deceased vandalise Chitwan Medical College: The patient had died due to eclampsia (ht 08/12/2016), Kin receive body of woman after a week (ht 12/12/2016)

Medical equipment worth billions dumped by govt hospitals: Hefty commissions suspected behind reluctance to repair, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 08/12/2016)

Reconstruction of health post buildings delayed, by Sudip Kaini (kp 07/12/2016)

Nepal Eye Hospital operation theatre renovated (ht 07/12/2016)

MoH to provide medical equipment to health centres (ht 07/12/2016)

Action to be taken against illegal health institutions (ht 03/12/2016)

Bir Hospital to have own pharmacy in a week, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/11/2016)

Many health facilities without buildings, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 28/11/2016)

Seti Zonal Hospital defying government directive (ht 26/11/2016)

Leaders stage fast-unto-death for hospital's improvement, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/11/2016), NSP leader Tiwari continues hunger strike for 11th day (04/12/2016), Another man on fast-unto-death seeking better health care for poor, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 05/12/2016), Tiwari’s hunger strike  get students’ backing (kp 07/12/2016), NHRC urges govt to address fasting Tiwari’s concerns: Civil society members seek immediate steps in view of his deteriorating health condition (kp 08/12/2016), Tiwari’s hunger strike enters 16th day (kp 09/12/2016), Tiwari signs 4-point deal with govt, ends fast (kp 11/12/2016)

TUTH resident doctors to skip OPD duties (kp 25/11/2016), Resident docs halt OPD services at TUTH (ht 26/11/2016), Hundreds affected by residents' OPD boycott (ht 26/11/2016)

HOTC conducts first open heart surgery (ht 24/11/2016)

Doctors defy MoH orders: Say instruction to extend OPD services till 5pm is not possible in the present situation (kp 23/11/2016)

DPHO Kaski monitors 24 private health facilities (ht 22/11/2016)

Hospitals told to allocate beds for the poor (ht 20/11/2016)

Ministry seals seven ‘illegal’ clinics (kp 17/11/2016), Govt seals 37 clinics in Valley in five days (rep 19/11/2016), 37 pharmacies and clinics sealed in Valley (ht 20/11/2016)

Decision to send doctors to all health facilities not likely to succeed (ht 14/11/2016), Services affected with doctors’ posts lying vacant (ht 16/11/2016)

Hospital cabins for VVIPs unused, only few prefer treatment there, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/11/2016)

Lumbini Zonal Hospital gets neonatal intensive care unit (ht 05/11/2016)

Drugs shortage hits Parbat hospital (kp 31/10/2016)

Unmanaged laboratories, unhealthy practices: Loopholes in policy encourages black marketers to play foul with public health, by Sujata Awale (ht 30/10/2016)

Jajarkot hospital fails to provide quality health care to patients (ht 28/10/2016)

Name plates placed to keep tab on truant doctors in hospitals (ht 27/10/2016), No duty: Strong departmental action must be taken against those who flout the hospital rules and remain absent during working hours (ht 28/10/2016)

Madhupatti health post running from VDC office (ht 27/10/2016)

No OPD service after 3 pm despite govt directive, by Devendra Basnet (rep 20/10/2016)

Networked hospitals don’t take emergency reporting seriously: The EWARS was set up to improve the disease reporting mechanism so that the EDCD could prioritise its planning and intervention in case of a disease outbreak (kp 19/10/2016)

Minister for police hosp to admit public (kp 15/10/2016)

Hospitals running short of doctors, nurses, by Arjun Poudel (ht 15/10/2016)

Govt hospitals asked to open own pharmacies: Move aimed at making medicines cheaper for patients (kp 14/10/2016)

Seti Zonal Hospital gets dialysis machine (ht 05/10/2016)

Tilganga Eye Hospital applies ‘Robin Hood’ effect to treat blind people: The hospital charges more from rich patients to cover the costs of those who cannot afford treatment, by Arjun Poudel (ht 03/10/2016)

Primary health centre sans building since earthquake, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 01/10/2016)

Footage showing medics apologising draws criticism, by Manish Gautam (ht 29/09/2016), Charikot Hospital shuts down emergency service as well, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 30/09/2016), Docs leave Charikot after being forced apologize publicly, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 30/09/2016), Panel begins probes into hospital row (kp 01/10/2016), Charikot Hosp resumes emergency service: Home Ministry recalls Assistant CDO Aulakh Bahadur Ale and DSP Rabin Karki to Kathmandu (kp 02/10/2016)

NAMS senate decides to change name: Proposes Manmohan Memorial National Academy of Medical Sciences, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/09/2016), Manmohan Institute Bill withdrawn from House: NAMS senate decision to change name approved, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2016)

Not a single doctor in Jogbudha Hospital (ht 21/09/2016)

Manpower crunch hits ICU services (ht 19/09/2016)

Teku hospital to begin ICU services soon (ht 18/09/2016)

Rs 1b for rebuilding health facilities (kp 16/09/2016)

Poor service at Kanti concerns Minister Thapa (kp 14/09/2016)

Post-mortem reports in Dhading ‘unscientific’ (kp 13/09/2016)

Bitter pills: If politicians had to use public hospitals, they would make efforts to improve them (kp 12/09/2016)

Medical equipment auctioned for trifling sum (ht 10/09/2016)

BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital sans CT scan machine (ht 08/09/2016)

VVIP rooms at Bir, TUTH empty while millions spent on checkups abroad, by Arjun Poudel (rep 27/08/2016)

Health facilities across the country without essential drugs, by Arjun Poudel (rep 26/08/2016)

Manpower crunch hits Narayani sub-regional hospital in Birgunj (ht 18/08/2016)

Jha pledges to upgrade Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital (ht 15/08/2016)

90 of 724 quake-struck health facilities rebuilt: 103 health facility buildings were damaged in Kavre, 90 in Sindhupalchok, 89 in Kathmandu, 83 in Gorkha (kp 14/08/2016), 8 Dhading health posts receive pre-fab buildings (kp 14/08/2016)

Lack of infrastructure hits health service (ht 12/08/2016)

New govt sets easy targets: Postings in three months: Only 20 of the 205 PHCCs are without doctors, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/08/2016)

Private hospitals do not share info: DPHO (rep 10/08/2016)

Madhupatti health post running from VDC office (ht 04/08/2016)

Situation of cancer hospital improving (ht 03/08/2016)

Tanahun hospitals overwhelmed by patients (ht 29/07/2016)

Bir Hospital gets genetic testing lab (ht 28/07/2016)

Bir Hospital to be relocated to Bhaktapur (kp 23/07/2016)

Health post at high risk of flood, landslide (ht 17/07/2016)

TUTH tells Dr KC to take his hunger strike elsewhere (kp 09/07/2016), Dr KC’s indefinite fast set to face ‘furious protest’: A group of docs stands against him ‘at CIAA’s behest’, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/07/2016)

Docs raise serious questions over quality of hospital ICU, by Arjun Poudel (rep 09/07/2016)

Patients treated on the floor of hospital (ht 08/07/2016)

District hospital gets solar plant: Alternative Energy Promotion Centre has set up a 3,000-watt capacity solar electricity plant for Bajhang District Hospital, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 04/07/2016)

Jogbudha Hospital in dire need of equipment, drugs (ht 25/06/2016)

Quake-hit Trishuli Hospital gets pre-fabricated building (kp 21/06/2016)

Cancer hospital in desperate need of more beds (ht 20/06/2016)

Siraha hospital mismanagement worries locals, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 15/06/2016)

Action against middlemen increases cancer hospital’s income (ht 13/06/2016)

Most Chitwan health facilities flouting government guidelines (ht 11/06/2016)

Western regional hospital infested with bed bugs, by Bharat Koirala (ht 11/06/2016)

Burn centre receives modern equipment (ht 10/06/2016)

Seti Zonal Hospital facing drug crunch (ht 09/06/2016)

Baitadi medicos strike over attack on official (kp 08/06/2016)

Gorkha District Hospital in shambles: Patients suffer in lack of specialists, pharmacy and electricity backup, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 06/06/2016)

Chitwan DPHO tightens noose on illegally run health facilities (ht 05/06/2016)

Woman accuses hospital in Surkhet of rendering her blind (kp 02/06/2016)

Patients forced to opt for private clinics (ht 30/05/2016)

Sagarmatha Zonal hospital in sorry state (ht 19/05/2016)

District hospital without chief, lacks free medicines, by Madan Thakur (rep 19/05/2016)

Humla district hospital appoints additional doctors (kp 18/05/2016)

Construction companies ignoring contracts to build health posts (ht 16/05/2016)

Bharatpur Hospital begins NICU (ht 12/05/2016)

Village that relies on witch doctor’s ‘cure’: The closest health post from is a six hours walk from Gati VDC, by Anish Tiwari (kp 04/05/2016)

Patience with patients: Nepal’s most state-of-the-art hospital is reducing the number of patients going abroad for treatment (nt 06/05/2016)

Community hospitals ineligible for grants: Lack of transparency in Valley hospitals and political meddling force ministry to deny funds (kp 01/05/2016)

Korea-Nepal hospital brings cardiology unit into operation (kp 29/04/2016)

40 health facilities rebuilt so far, says Health ministry: The ministry struggles to reconstruct 270 health posts that were housed in rooms made available by the local government (kp 26/04/2016)

Light of hope: TUTH’s disaster preparedness shows that the government should initiate similar plans in all public health facilities in the country, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/04/2016)

Injection of reality: Ailing condition of the government hospitals should ring alarms bells (kp 22/04/2016)

Bir Hospital sets up emergency containers (rep 22/04/2016)

Cancer hospital gets equipment (ht 22/04/2016)

Poor hospital service affects cancer patients, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 20/04/2016)

Norvic celebrates 23rd anniversary (ht 17/04/2016)

Narayani hospital’s OR without surgical lights: Doctors at the country’s second oldest hospital performs surgeries under the light of hand-held torch, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 14/04/2016)

Hospital struggles to treat patients from tents, by Arjun Poudel (rep 11/04/2016)

Time for change: To provide quality healthcare to patients, doctors should be able to focus on clinical care, by Bikash Gauchan and Ryan Schwarz (kp 10/04/2016)

Relatives allege negligence as patient dies in Rukum hospital (ht 09/04/2016)

Thori health post without essential medicines, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 09/04/2016)

Hospital extends service (kp 03/04/2016)

Bir Hospital to start DNA testing: First time in Nepal (rep 24/03/2016)

Mission Hospital gets its water from Bheri River (ht 24/03/2016)

Construction of at least six health facilities in limbo (ht 21/03/2016)

Absence of doctor in Mugu hospital threatens patients' life, by Suman Malla (rep 19/03/2016)

Unable to pay bills, patient languishes in trauma centre with wife, children, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 17/03/2016), Patient rescued from trauma centre (ht 21/03/2016)

Dedicated power line cut-off: NMA warns of health service disruption (kp 13/03/2016), NMA sees red over power cuts in hospitals (ht 13/03/2016)

Lahan hospital selling unwanted newborn to childless women, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 10/03/2016)

699 health facilities ‘rebuilt’ (kp 09/03/2016)

Construction of over half dozen health posts in limbo, by Janak KC (rep 09/03/2016)

6,000 people benefit from free medical service in Dolakha: The centre, which is upgrading the current 30-bed facility to 50 beds, plans to build a 450-bed hospital in the future, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 08/03/2016)

Hospital tense over patient’s death in Jhapa (ht 08/03/2016)

District hospital in dilapidated state (ht 25/02/2016)

Health facilities in Banke, Baridya face drugs shortage, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 24/02/2016)

Government starts process to acquire Manmohan Institute: Medical college may be turned into public entity as per new policy, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/02/2016), Healthy alternative: Public pressure forces govt to transfer medical college owned by MPs to state (kp 25/02/2016)

Dedicated feeder power supply in private hospitals to be cut off (ht 23/02/2016)

Hospitals resume services snubbing government notice: Last May, the Health Ministry had directed  private hospitals and  nursing homes to operate from their usual station only after ascertaining safety of their building (kp 21/02/2016)

Had no time to take Koirala to hospital: Dr Yogi (ht 12/02/2016), TUTH phone didn't respond even after dialing 13 times: Dr Yogi, by Arjun Poudel (rep 12/02/2016), TUTH orders probe into phone not responding: About 50 percent of hospital's phones do not work, by Arjun Poudel (rep 13/012/2016)

Experts flay bill on Manmohan Adhikari academy (ht 07/02/2016)

Shortage of health workers hits Humla health centres hard (ht 07/02/2017)

Koshi Hospital starts cancer treatment with a major component missing, by Binod Subedi (rep 01/02/2016)

MPs to deliberate law on institute with their stakes: Parliament has sent Manmohan Academy Bill to its committee where influential CPN-UML leaders with stakes in the proposed academy are the members, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/01/2016), Public campaign launched against government move (kp 25/01/2016), Civil society members decry bill (kp 28/01/2016)

Govt struggles to relocate damaged health facilities: Land acquisition problem  halts the reconstruction of health facilities which are first point of care at the community level (kp 21/01/2016)

Bharatpur Hospital preparing to add 165 additional beds, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 20/01/2016)

Darchula, Parbat reel under medicine crisis, by Manoj Badu (kp 18/01/2016)

Govt targets to restore at least 446 health facilities in 6 months: Rs6.5b, out of health sector’s Rs14.7b need, to be immediately available (kp 17/01/2016)

Power-starved hospital treats patients by candlelight, by Janak KC (rep 16/01/2016)

Bir cancer patients deprived of radiotherapy (rep 15/01/2016)

Drug shortage in hospital (kp 08/01/2016) [related to Jajarkot]

Man Mohan Hospital row: CPN-UML in bid to bend the rules, by Manish Gautam (kp 30/12/2015), Experts flay govt move on Manmohan hospital, by Manish Gautam (kp 31/12/2015), MPs call for making hospital state entity: Register amendments, seek to change the name, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/01/2016), Koirala govt ‘breached trust’, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/01/2016)

UNICEF to restore health facilities in quake-hit areas (ht 25/12/2015)

Fire destroys Jumla hospital building, by LP Devkota (kp 20/12/2015)

Saptari hospitals closed for last 20 days, patients hit (kp 12/12/2015)

Rs 1.5 billion earmarked for rebuilding health facilities (kp 08/12/2015)

Crisis forces hospitals to cut down services (ht 25/11/2015)

Free bus service to hospitals on cards: Move is expected to give patients some respite, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/11/2015)

Shortage of supplies: Hospitals forced to cut down surgeries, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/11/2015), Gangalal to cut down number of surgeries, by Arjun Poudel (rep 17/11/2015)

Drug shortage hits Rautahat hospital (ht 11/12/2015)

Drug shortage hits hospitals (ht 06/11/2015)

Seti Zonal Hospital yet to start ICU services, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 02/11/2015)

TUTH gets new cold room (kp 30/10/2015), Body storage capacity of DoFM increased (ht 01/11/2015)

Fuel blockade hits Valley hospitals hard, by Arjun Poudel (rep 30/10/2015)

Hospital lacks doctors, nurses, by Prakash Baral (kp 18/10/2015)

Fuel, medicine shortage paralyses Valley hospitals: NMA president says if the shortage persists for another week, hospitals may be shut (ht 09/10/2015)

OPD services shut at TUTH: A doctor says they will be compelled to stop working completely if the government does not heed their demands (kp 27/09/2015)

Hospital grappling with bed-medicine-crunch (ht 24/09/2015)

Amda-Mechi reopens after two years: Hospital Management Committee chief says they resumed services after donors agreed to provide aid for the next six months, by Parbat Portel (kp 14/09/2015)

Pokhara regional hospital without CT scan machine (ht 12/09/2015)

Kavre health centres face acute water crunch (ht 05/09/2015)

Chitwan hospitals not renewing their licences (ht 13/08/2015)

Lack of pharmacy at hospital hits patients, by Keshavsharan Lamichhane (rep 11/08/2015)

Narayani hospital in shortage of docs: Patients are compelled to go to private hospitals and clinics since the government has not been able to hire new doctors, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/08/2015)

Modern eye hospital, centre in Kirtipur (ht 01/08/2015)

Bharatpur Hospital struggling to manage cadavers (ht 28/07/2015)

Rautahat Hospital sans doctor for week (ht 24/07/2015)

Kanti starts child and adolescent mental health OPD (ht 23/07/2015)

Kolti Primary health centre sans doctor: Both medical practioners there were transferred elsewhere (ht 17/07/2015)

Women compelled to get treatment on hospital floor, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 12/07/2015)

Free medicines found on sale at private clinics (rep 11/07/2015)

Hospital hard put with surge in patient flow (ht 09/07/2015)

Kolti Health Post under threat (ht 07/07/2015)

Zonal hospital grapples with dearth of vaccine, by Mohan Budhair (kp 06/07/2015)

Police get mobile hospital (kp 02/07/2015)

Donors favor construction of prefab health facilities (rep 02/07/2015)

ART centre established in Okhaldhunga (ht 02/07/2015)

Hospitals running in commercial spaces, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 01/07/2015)

Nobel Medical College shut indefinitely (kp 29/06/2015)

‘Ensure hospitals run own pharmacies’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/06/2015)

Poor construction led to severe damage to Chautara Hospital: British experts (kp 21/06/2015)

Engineers to estimate cost of hospital repairs (ht 20/06/2015)

Water crisis in Jogbudha Hospital (ht 20/06/2015)

Patients suffer as Gorkha district hospital operates from tents, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 17/06/2015)

Bharatpur Cancer Hospital in dire straits, by Tilak Ram Rimal (ht 12/06/2015)

Ne-Koryo Hospital in Damauli picketed after patient’s death (ht 10/06/2015)

Hospital serves patients under tents, by Sudip Kaini (kp 08/06/2015)

Huge flow of earthquake patients causes financial burden to Bharatpur hospital, by Pawan Yadav (kp 04/06/2015)

Autopsies conducted in the open in Bajura (ht 03/06/2015)

Bharatpur Hospital in financial crisis (ht 02/06/2015)

Construction of health posts in limbo: The sub-contractors have been at large (ht 02/06/2015)

Trishuli Hospital providing treatment under tents, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 01/06/2015)

Ramechhap health facilities in ruins: Most of them providing services from makeshift tents (ht 30/05/2015)

When it rains, it pours: The monsoon will compound post-earthquake health problems as families cope with infections, by Sonia Awale (nt 29/05/2015)

Quake victims turned away by private hospitals: MoHP urges them to visit government health facilities, by Arjun Poudel (rep 29/05/2015)

35 health facilities in Kavre in ruins (ht 27/05/2015)

Private hospitals fleecing earthquake victims, by Arjun Poudel (rep 25/05/2015)

Bhaktapur Hospital operating from tents (ht 21/05/2015)

Second major earthquake keeps medical staff, patients outdoors (kp 18/05/2015)

Hospitals told to verify building safety before resuming services (ht 17/05/2015)

Friends in need: Teaching Hospital was able to function efficiently after the quake with the help of many others, by Deepak Prakash Mahara and Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 17/05/2015)

Bir Hospital’s patients moved to trauma centre (ht 14/05/2015)

Services resume at maternity hospital, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 10/05/2015)

Kirtipur Hospital ailing for want of medical supplies, by Som Nath Ghimire (ht 07/05/2015)

Expired medicines at Salyan health facilities (kp 25/04/2015)

Seti Zonal Hospital’s ICU to come into operation by June (ht 25/04/2015)

Flow of patients to Bheri hospital on the rise, by Arjun Oli (rep 25/04/2015)

Staffers using umbrellas to protect medicine (ht 20/04/2015)

Rolpa hospital lacks blood bank, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 19/04/2015)

Encroachment of hospital land goes unchecked, by Amrita Anamol (kp 16/04/2015)

Garbage surrounds Chitwan's biggest hospital, by Chandni Hamal (rep 15/04/2015)

KMC run clinics lack basic medicines, by Arjun Poudel (rep 14/04/2015)

Grande’s ‘Health for All’ project (kp 29/03/2015)

Unmanaged waste makes hospital reek (ht 28/03/2015)

Patients suffer as resident doctors shun work at TUTH (rep 28/03/2015)

Political interference puts Bheri hospital in fix, by Janak Nepal (kp 26/03/2015)

Hospital canteens found selling substandard food, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/03/2015)

District hospital left without water, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 24/03/2015)

Truancy hits med care in Jhule VDC, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 13/03/2015)

Burn victim suffers owing to poorly-equipped rural hospital, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 09/03/2015)

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital adds new ward (kp 08/03/2015)

Regional leprosy clinic closed; patients hit hard (ht 06/03/2015)

Dahal inaugurates 700-bed hospital in Birtamod (kp 03/03/2015)

Health post ailing for want of resources, by Byas Shankar Upadhyaya (ht 28/02/2015)

Panel to probe death at Bheri Zonal Hospital (ht 26/02/2015)

BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in dire straits (ht 23/02/2015)

City with hotels, casinos lacks a decent hospital, by Parbat Portel (kp 17/02/2015) [on Kakarvitta]

No takers for Bir’s VVIP, VIP wards: Threat of facility turning into white elephant looms (ht 12/02/2015)

Eye hospital provides free surgery to 60,000 in a year, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/02/2015)

Senior citizens get discounted service at BPKHIS, by Rohit Rai (rep 12/02/2015)

Bir Hospital to start services at Trauma Centre from today, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/02/2015)

Hospital in Rolpa turning into death trap, by Devendra Basnet and Hira Bahadur Khatri (rep 11/02/2015)

Bir Hospital to start genetic lab this fiscal (ht 09/02/2015)

China-gifted mobile hospital given to cooperative, by Arjun Poudel (rep 09/02/2015)

Man seeks justice after wife dies: Says noone was present at health post when services needed (ht 07/201/2015)

BP cancer hospital ailed by political meddling, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 04/02/2015)

Trauma Center in a fix, by Arjun Poudel (rep 04/01/2015)

Bir Hospital to house genetic lab, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/02/2015)

Patients hit hard as CT Scan goes kaput: Cancer hospital says can’t afford a new machine (ht 01/02/2015)

Public deprived of service at National Trauma Centre (ht 26/01/2015)

Pvt pharmacies at Bir fleecing patients, by Arjun Poudel (rep 26/01/2015)

Bharatpur Hospital to run MD, MS courses, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 24/01/2015)

Surgeries postponed at Bir due to strike: All hospitals see fewer patients than usual (rep 14/01/2015)

Govt adds health posts, workers: Cabinet endorses Health Ministry’s plan to upgrade 2,052 sub-health posts as health posts and create 7,400 posts for staffers (kp 10/01/2015)

Apex court stays govt decision to operate National Trauma Centre under NAMS (ht 09/01/2015)

Patients suffer as senior health personnel continue protest, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/01/2015)

Confusion looms over operation of Civil Hospital: Govt has been asked to run it under MoHP (ht 02/01/2015)

Quality of health facilities stressed (ht 02/01/2015)
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