My Republica

Bishnu Prasad Aryal



Numbers of students going abroad for MBBS officially drops

January 10, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: While the official number of students going abroad to study medical sciences has decreased, it is learnt that dozens of them are doing so without passing the eligibility test.

Critical health care centralized in capital

December 31, 2016 07:35 AM

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.

12 hospitals in Nepal running without beds

December 30, 2016 00:44 AM

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.

Govt tightens state largesse for VIP medical care

December 24, 2016 00:50 AM

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.

List of free medicines not made public at hospitals

December 22, 2016 00:40 AM

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.

21,484 health staff positions vacant across country

December 20, 2016 12:00 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Positions for a total of 21,484 health staffs including 675 doctors at hospitals, health centers, health posts and other health institutions are vacant across the country.

Dean Agrawal still barred from office

December 17, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Dr JP Agrawal, who was appointed dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on December 4, remains barred from entering his office even on the 13th day Friday since his appointment

KU committee divided over VC appointment

December 15, 2016 07:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: A committee assigned to appoint the vice chancellor at Kathmandu University (KU) is divided in two groups, wrangling over recommending the candidates due to political interests.

No paracetamol at govt hospitals in 14 districts

December 12, 2016 01:00 AM

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.

Female staff at health ministry allege discrimination

December 10, 2016 08:40 AM

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.

Medical equipment worth billions dumped by govt hospitals

December 8, 2016 04:27 AM

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.

Talks on Dr KC get nowhere on 5th day

December 2, 2016 08:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The fifth day of talks between the government and Dr KC’s team failed as Tribhuvan University VC Dr Tirtha Khaniya and IOM Dean KP Singh have refused to resign.

Medical anomalies spawned by weak governance: Dr Pokhrel

December 2, 2016 03:32 AM

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).

Dr KC may be shifted to ICU while talks fail

November 29, 2016 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: With Dr Govinda KC likely to be admitted to the ICU any time, the second day of talks  on his demands om Monday failed as neither side showed any flexibility.

Medical anomalies spawned by weak governance: Dr Pokhrel

November 26, 2016 00:00 AM

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).

Hospital cabins for VVIPs unused, only few prefer treatment there

November 16, 2016 03:55 AM

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.

How ill are our political leaders?

November 15, 2016 15:45 PM

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.

TU appoints Dr. KP Singh IoM dean amid controversy

November 14, 2016 00:50 AM

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.

40 pc child literacy gap between rich and poor: CBS

November 10, 2016 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The gap in child literacy rate between the rich and poor is 39 percent while the gap between  male and female children above five years of age is also big.

3,000 pharmacies operating illegally across the country: DDA

November 9, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Hundreds of pharmacies across the country are running without registration for years. However, the government has not taken any action against such stores.