Even as coronavirus cases rise, Kathmandu airport has not implemented mandatory screenings
A large number of Chinese tourists and Nepalis living and working in China arrive at the airport every day, but health screenings remain the passengers’ prerogative.
Experts advise national health laboratory to upgrade its bio-safety level 3 facility
A team recommended by the World Health Organisation examined the laboratory.
Health workers of 21 districts to get mental health screening training this year
Last year over 1,000 staff nurses and paramedics serving in 20 districts received screening training.
Nepali man returned from Wuhan lays bare government preparedness to contain deadly viruses
Epidemiology and Disease Control Division sought security agencies help to set up isolation facilities.
Nepali man suspected to have been infected with the new strain of coronavirus discharged
Blood and sputum collected from the patient, who returned from China earlier this month, will be sent abroad for tests, doctors say.
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.
Health Ministry deputes a doctor, paramedics at the airport health desk
Currently, there’s no facility in the country that isolates passengers suspected of carrying infectious diseases.
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.
Substandard medicines being distributed from state-run health facilities
Of the 285 essential drugs examined, 41 were found to be of substandard quality.
UN health agency alerts Health Ministry about the risk of transmission of a new strain of coronavirus
The new strain of coronavirus was first detected in the Wuhan city of China.
Number of burn victims is rising at an alarming rate, but the country is ill-equipped to treat them
Many are dying because of lack of awareness, as burns are yet to be recognised as health priority, doctors say.
Non-communicable disease medicines worth Rs 135 million to be distributed free of charge
Several studies show more than two-thirds of deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases.
Authorities fail to contain influenza in Humla
Continuous snowfall, human resource crunch and lack of viral transport medium are making it difficult to contain the disease, a week after it broke out.
Health Ministry seeks WHO’s help to strengthen its flu surveillance
The Ministry of Health and Population has been tracking flu viruses since 2010 through a National Influenza Centre.
Nepal still has a long way to go to lower infant and maternal deaths
According to the Department of Health Services, 2,036 newborn babies and 208 mothers died in the fiscal year 2018-19.