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Government planning to send 10,000 nurses to the UK for employment (kh 19/11/2021) [These nurses are not needed in Nepal?]

Boost Morale Of Frontline Health Workers, by Prakash Budhathoky (rn 07/10/2021)

Health Ministry to recruit 20,000 health workers (kh 23/08/2021)

Shortage of health workers a challenge as country braces for Covid-19 third wave : Officials say the shortage of specialist doctors including paediatricians is a major concern (kp 22/07/2021)

Health workers in Nepalgunj deprived of salary for three months (ht 19/07/2021)

100 nursing colleges to close down (kh 18/06/2021) [Given the particularly high demand for nurses in times of pandemic, the Oli government should explain this absurd policy immediately!]

Act Now: Manage Health Workers to Combat COVID-19, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 17/05/2021)

Saving Nepali mothers on Mother’s Day : Dedicated nurse returns to the village of her birth to run a birthing centre, and save lives during the pandemic, by Naresh Newar (nt 14/05/2021)

Frontline health workers deprived of promised risk allowances : Health workers who were engaged in setting up quarantine and isolation facilities and providing treatment to Covid-19 patients last year say they feel cheated by the authorities, by Madhav Aryal (kp 04/05/2021)

What’s it like to be a health worker in a pandemic? Bheri Hospital nurses and doctors share their stories : It’s tough, exhausting and stressful, they say, but they have continued their duty, devoting themselves to the care of the Covid-19 patients in one of the health facilities that is overwhelmed and short of staff, by Madhu Shahi (kp 03/05/2021)

Workers deprived of risk allowance in Baglung : The Health Ministry had announced a 50 to 100 percent allowance to Covid-19 frontline workers, by Prakash Baral (kp 05/04/2021)

Health workers deprived of risk allowance warn of halting serviceAs many as 53 frontline health workers at Dolakha District Hospital in Jiri have been  deprived of the Covid-19 risk allowance for months, by Anish Tiwari (kp 24/01/2021)

“Govt is apathetic toward issues raised by Nepali nurses” (rep 08/01/2021)

Nursing license exam to take place on Saturday : Number of participants decline due to pandemic (kh 26/11/2020)

Frontline health workers in Karnali Province deprived of risk allowanceThe Health Ministry in April had announced 50 percent allowance for workers deployed to the frontline in the fight against Covid-19, by Jyotee Katuwal and Chandan Kathayat (kp 23/11/2020)

Health workers in Birgunj local unit found absent from duty : An inspection team from Paterwa Sugauli Rural Municipality found health workers in all four health posts of the local unit absent from duty for over a week without informing authorities, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 07/09/2020)

Frontline health workers in Kapilvastu deprived of risk allowance : Some health workers in the district have set up coronavirus insurance in their own initiatives by paying premiums themselves, by Manoj Paudel (kp 07/09/2020)

Care for the frontliners : The government must immediately provide risk allowances to all Covid-19 frontline workers (kp 31/08/2020)

Health workers say they reuse disposable masks as hospitals don’t provide enough : More health workers not involved in treating Covid-19 patients are getting infected with the coronavirus due to the lack of enough personal protective equipment, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/08/2020)

Health workers deployed at Covid-19 frontline deprived of their allowances: The health workers were supposed to be paid an amount equivalent to their salary for working under challenging conditions, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/07/2020)

Despite quotas, gender stereotypes are still preventing men from becoming nurses: As gender stereotypes continue to see women as natural caregivers and nursing as distinctly feminine, men are often reluctant to pursue the profession, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 16/03/2020)

Employees hired on contract basis complain of unequal pay at Baitadi Hospital: They are afraid to talk about the matter with hospital administration because of the risk of being fired, say nurses, by Tripti Shahi (kp 02/02/2020)

State-run hospitals short of nurses: Need 46,000 nurses, but 15,000 have been hired so far, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 06/01/2020), Shortage of nurses: There is a huge demand for nurses in the developed world, and it is easy to tempt them with good pay and facilities (ht 07/01/2020)

Health Ministry awaits health workers’ contract directive endorsed by the federal government: After directive is received, agencies under the federal, provincial and local level governments can hire health workers for vacant posts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/12/2019)

Doti health workers agitate seeking colleague’s release (ht 11/12/2019)

Nurses don’t want to work at rural schools, by Anil Bhandari (rep 08/12/2019)

Female community health volunteers: unsung heroes shouldering huge responsibilities with minimal return: Nepal's improvement in health indicators is largely credited to the thousands of these health volunteers who have been working untiringly for the last 31 years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/12/2019)

Staff adjustment affects health services across the country: Health workers have refused their postings in remote areas, according to officials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/12/2019)

Health workers carry out administrative tasks in Bogtan, Doti: Authorities say they are being compelled to hand over the responsibility of ward secretaries to health workers due to a lack of employees, by Mohan Shahi (kp 26/11/2019)

Province 3 government to hire 101 nurses for schools in current fiscal year: Each rural municipality will get Rs500,000 to buy equipment and medicines for schools, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/10/2019)

Female community health volunteers in baitadi fret over ‘paltry’ remuneration: The volunteers complain they are yet to get due recognition, perks, and facilities for their work, by Tripti Shahi (kp 26/08/2019)

Province 3 to extend ‘One School, One Nurse’ programme to 119 community schools: Teachers, guardians, and students alike have come together to request the provincial government to launch the programme in every community school in the province, by Pratap Bista (kp 15/08/2019)

Health Ministry seeks Cabinet approval to hire over 5,000 health workers: Officials say staff must be hired immediately to ensure services to patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/08/2019)

Nursing license results stir debate on quality of training, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 04/07/2019)

Health Ministry to ask health workers to continue service: Health staff adjustment to be completed within a month, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/06/2019)

10 protesting nurses arrested (rep 18/05/2019), Nurses agree to withdraw hunger strike after job assurance (rep 20/05/2019), SDBNTC nurse denies ending hunger strike (ht 22/05/2019), Nurse Jita Baral ends 14-day hunger strike (ht 24/05/2019)

Unemployment high among qualified nurses (kp 13/05/2019)

Nurses begin hunger strike at SDBNTC, NAN office (ht 11/05/2019)

Thousands of health workers file complaint against their adjustment (ht 21/04/2019), Health Ministry suspends staff adjustment process: Directs service providers to wait until further notice, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/04/2019)

Health workers in Khotang without salaries for five months (rep 06/04/2019)

Shortage of nurses affects BPKIHS services, by Rohit Rai (rep 17/03/2019)

Staff adjustment proposal worries health assistants across country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/02/2019)

Nurses dissatisfied with MoHP proposed new health structure (ht 29/01/2019)

Health assistants defy ministry decision, by Nayak Paudel (kp 09/01/2019), Health Assistants threaten to quit en masse: Stage rally in Capital against government’s plan to allow auxiliary health workers to head health posts, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/01/2019), HAAN’s protest  programmes to continue (ht 15/01/2019)

All local levels to get public health nurses (ht 30/12/2018)

Health workers deprived of salary in Tanahun (ht 09/12/2018)

Health workers deprived of salaries for months, preparing for protest, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 18/08/2018)

Health workers on war path in Jajarkot (ht 12/07/2018)

Less than 50 pc nurses pass licence exam (ht 26/06/2018)

15pc seats to be set aside for males to pursue nursing courses (ht 25/06/2018), Council opens nursing courses to male students, by Nayak Paudel (kp 26/06/2018)

Nurses, resident doctors demand better facilities: The agitating nurses and medical students warn of intensifying their protests if their demands are not addressed immediately (kp 23/06/2018), Nurses demand high level positions at MoHP (ht 23/06/2018)

Health workers deprived of salaries since months (rep 18/06/2018)

Health workers in Jumla unhappy with new budget, by DB Buda (rep 09/06/2018)

Staffers of health posts in LMC not paid for four months (ht 07/06/2018)

Health post workers playing truant (ht 14/05/2018)

Health workers call for improved services nationwide (kp 07/05/2018)

Health staff sans salary for three months (ht 24/04/2018)

Nepali men in nursing: It’s time males became nurses, by Ben McGarry (ht 14/02/2018)

Nurses begin service boycott across country to protest their ‘exploitation’: Pressing an 11-point demand, nurses have  started boycotting services across the country for three hours daily (kp 17/01/2018), KAHS nurses protest against low pay, shun duties, by DB Budha (rep 17/01/2018), Govt ready to negotiate (kp 18/01/2018), Nurses’ stir cripples Dhangadi hospital (ht 18/01/2018), Nurses call off protest after deal with govt (ht 19/01/2018)

Nurses halt services for an hour across country (ht 13/01/2018)

Two nurses stage sit-in demanding justice (ht 09/01/2018)

Dismissal of 3 nurses at HOTC: Nurses warn of nationwide protest; Term of nurses hired on contract expired recently: Health Ministry (kp 03/01/2018)

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

Nurses threaten to hit streets (ht 10/12/2017)

Training to enhance health workers’ knowledge on GBV (ht 27/05/2017)

Nurses demand better pay (ht 13/05/2017)

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

Nurses being paid nominal salaries by private hospitals: NNC; Montlhly pay of nurses a little more than Rs 3,000, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/01/2017)

Govt health workers must take permission to work in pvt sector (rep 21/01/2017)

Health workers' protest in Jumla hits patients, by DB Buda (rep 02/01/2017)

Violence against women: Central role of health workers, by Giulia Vallese and Jos Vandelaer (ht 08/12/2016)

Five female community health volunteers honoured (ht 06/12/2016)

Govt taskforce to address health professionals’ concerns: Nurses, health assistants, community health workers, lab technicians have been facing problems in recruitment and job retention (kp 31/10/2016)

CIAA concerned about stalled recruitment of health workers in far-western region (ht 06/08/2016)

Procedures for hiring doctors on contract formulated (ht 08/06/2016)

Over 100 positions of health workers lying vacant (ht 26/02/2016)

Health workers dearth in remote Ramechhap: Officials say the positions for around 100 health workers are vacant in several health facilities in remote parts of the district for a long time (kp 18/02/2016)

Nurses say No: As nurses protest against forced volunteerism, the ethical responsibilities of hospitals come into question, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/09/3015)

DPHO unable to retain nurses, by J. Pandey (kp 10/07/2015)

Nursing the community: Community health nurses are critical parts of the healthcare regimen, and yet, many remain unaware of them, by Sumitra Sharma (kp 29/01/2015), Nurses call for uniformity in pay and perks (ht 30/01/2015)

Far-west healthworkers’ strike on (ht 31/12/2014)

Govt enforces new affiliation decree: Nursing colleges must have dedicated hospitals for  practical learning in order to acquire teaching licence (kp 08/10/2014)

Female community health volunteers warn of strong agitation (ht 24/07/2014)

Nurses under duress: A nurse at public hospital is forced to attend up to 4 dozen patients, by Arjun Poudel (rep 25/06/2014)

Nurses in Nepal overburdened (rep 13/05/2014), Nurses urge govt to create more jobs (rep 14/05/2014)

Nursing grievances: As educated professionals with graduate degrees, nurses need to be treated and paid better, by Pragya Paneru (kp 15/04/2014)

Public health workers want vacancies filled (kp 06/04/2014)

Curse of the nurse: Nursing in Nepal is a thankless job, maybe because almost all nurses are women, by Muna Sharma (kp 09/03/2014)

Hospital robs aspiring nurses of millions, by Brij Kumar Yadav (ht 15/02/2014)

Sankhuwasabha villagers demand health workers, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 17/01/2014)

Migration of Health Workers from Nepal, by Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Neha Choudhary and Ashim Bhattarai. Kathmandu: ILO, March 2017

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