ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, June 17Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (June 17, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (June 17, 2019).
Without personal means and support from government, mother of acid attack survivor struggles to pay rising medical costs
Jenny, 20, was attacked with acid by her husband Bishnu Bhujel, 36, on May 15 over marital difficulties. Bishnu, a mechanic, was arrested that same night. After the attack, Jenny was rushed to Om Hospital from where she was referred to Kirtipur Hospital. But with meagre financial means, Kamala alone cannot bear the costs of her daughter’s treatment.
Provincial governments’ combined budget soars to Rs 270 billion
All seven provinces announced their respective annual budget for the next fiscal year on Sunday, focusing on the development of infrastructure and agriculture sectors. The combined budget for the next fiscal year amounted to Rs269.57 billion, up from Rs206.77 billion.
The budget of the provincial governments is based on the grant provided by the federal government and the revenue collected from the local levels. There is a constitutional provision for the provincial governments to announce their budget a month before the new fiscal year that begins in mid-July.
A whopping Rs 5.26b budget proposed for South Asian Games
A taskforce formed to prepare an estimated budget for the 13th South Asian Games on Sunday proposed a massive Rs 5 billion 265.7 million costs for the sub-continental event scheduled for December 1-10 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Dengue fear: Chitwan on high alert
The Health Directorate of Province 3 has launched a search and destroy campaign in Chitwan to get rid of mosquitoes, their eggs, larvae and pupae in a bid to control dengue.
According to the directorate, the drive has been started in various parts of Chitwan keeping in view of possible threat. This year, health workers have confirmed dengue epidemic in Dharan before the start of monsoon.
Study under way to conduct common entrance test and to revise fees of medical colleges
The government had been planning to conduct a common entrance test for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses from the previous year but has not been able to implement it.
Last year, a seven-member committee led by the dean at the Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Dr Jagdish Prasad Agrawal, was formed to study the availability of resources to conduct common entrance exams. However, the committee had said there wasn’t enough homework done to hold common entrance exams within the stipulated time.