KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Most of the hospitals outside Kathmandu lack modern facilities, with intensive care units (ICU), trained health workers and equipment concentrated disproportionately in the capital city.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: At least 12 hospitals across the country are found to be operating without a single hospital bed and another 25, including regional and zonal hospitals, have less than the number of beds sanctioned for them by the government.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Tightening up state largesse for the treatment of ailing VVIPs, VIPs, political leaders and high-ranking officials, the government has approved directives limiting the treatment support to Rs 1.5 million, and to once in a lifetime.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Though the government provides 72 types of medicines free of cost to the general public, the list of these essential drugs is not made public by most of the hospitals and primary health centers or by health posts in the districts.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Government hospitals and other health facilities in various districts are without several essential medicines although the government has a policy of providing over a hundred essential medicines to the general public free of cost.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Some female staffers at the Ministry of Health have complained that they are frequently shunted about within the office to accommodate new staff. Some of them alleged that they have been discriminated against with regard to office space just because they are female.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8 : Medical equipment worth billions of rupees is dumped in the stores of Nepal's top government hospitals when they break down. The hospitals neither repair such equipment nor auction them off. Bir Hospital, Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj, Kanti Children's Hospital, B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Chitwan, the Regional Hospital in Pokhara and scores of others across the country have been dumping expensive equipment for years, preferring to procure new equipment rather than go for repairs.
KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Anomalies prevail in the medical sector because of the government's weakness, said Dr Dinesh Binod Pokhrel, former president of the Professors Association at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Anomalies prevail in the medical sector because of the government's weakness, said Dr Dinesh Binod Pokhrel, former president of the Professors Association at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: At a time when many political leaders go abroad for medical treatment at huge expense to the government, some of them opt for treatment within Nepal. They have faith in the medical services that the ordinary people have been getting.
KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The government's decision to provide Rs 5 million to Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala for the treatment of her breast cancer has drawn criticism from all walks of life. In the light of this, we have taken a look into the health status of Nepal's major political leaders and the funds doled out from state coffers for their treatment.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Ending a months-long delay, Tribhuvan University (TU) on Sunday appointed Prof. Dr. Keshav Prasad Singh to the post of dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the crucial body for granting affiliations to medical colleges and for decidng the number of seats for students at such colleges.