KATHMANDU, March 19: The students of Purna Hira Secondary School at Bansgadhi Municipality-8 in Bardia district have to endure up to 44 degree Celsius during summer as they study under corrugated zinc sheet roofs due to the lack of proper buildings. Of the total 522 students at the school, 65 percent are from the Tharu community.
KATHMANDU, March 2: As Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the apex body of medical doctors in the country, marked its 55th anniversary on Wednesday, doctors and experts expressed worries over the lack of specialty doctors to provide certain specialized health services in the country.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Patients visiting government health facilities in all 77 districts are going to be deprived of essential medicines for at least the next three months as the government has failed to purchase and supply the drugs meant to be distributed free of cost.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Tribhuvan University (TU), which has unsettled accounts of over Rs 16 billion, has claimed that it will settle these within the next 45 days. Most of the unsettled accounts pertain to the last 17 years.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: A total of 273,703 of the 5,373,800 households in the country do not have a toilet, according to government data. Similarly, among the seven provinces, Province 2 has the highest number of people practising open defecation while every household in provinces 4 and 6 has at least one toilet.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Between 400 to 500 persons rush to the state-owned Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital at Teku of Kathmandu daily after being bitten by dogs or other animals in the Kathmandu Valley. Ninety two percent of rabies cases belong to dog bites, according to health officials.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The stocks of up to 60 drug varieties and medical items at the government's regional drugs storages are currently nil. However, the government is yet to make the drugs purchases for this year. Last fiscal year, the Department of Public Health Services (DoPHS) procured drugs worth only Rs 490 million out of the Rs 1.10 billion allocated for the purpose.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: At the behest of the Principal of Tribhuvan University (TU)'s Central Campus, Krishna Prasad Acharya, the leaders of student unions, students and TU officials burned plastic heaps in front of each of the 32 central departments of the university from 11AM to 1PM on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Burning waste materials, which is restricted by national and international laws, is a normal phenomena in Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university of the country. Plastics are openly burned on the premises of TU in Kirtipur.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: "Blood is life, donate blood to save others" blared a music player placed atop the debris of the demolished Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) building at Pradarshani Marg in the capital. Under tents provided by Red Cross Society China, blood donors recline on chairs to donate their blood. NRCS staff busied themselves collecting the blood.