Over 17,000 receive medical treatment under PCMTP

Over 17,000 receive medical treatment under PCMTP
Kathmandu: More than 17,000 people received medical treatment in the past one year under the government's poor citizens' medical treatment programme (PCMTP), officials said. Altogether 17,218 new and old patients suffering from various diseases like cancer, kidney, heart and spinal cord complications among others received treatment from various ...

Protest over medical colleges flouting merit rule in admission fee

Protest over medical colleges flouting merit rule in admission fee
Kathmandu: The private medical colleges affiliated to the Tribhuvan University taking admission fee by ignoring the merit rule has drawn flak. After the medical colleges took more fee than what the government fixed for the post graduate quota, the objections surfaced significantly. Doctors' Society of Nepal issued a press release Sunday, warning o...

Leela, who spent 17 yrs in chain, returns home after 2 weeks of medical care

Leela, who spent 17 yrs in chain, returns home after 2 weeks of medical care
Surunga (Jhapa), March 27: Leela Chamlagain of Rajgadh of Barhadashi Rural Municipality-3, Jhapa who was rescued and taken to a hospital after 17 years in chains has returned home today following two-week long medical treatment. Leela was chained by his family when just a toddler as he started showing abnormal behavior. His rescue was possible afte...

One swine flu case detected in Kathmandu

One swine flu case detected in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, March 2: A person was confirmed contracting H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, at the Sukraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital at Teku in the capital city. According to Infectious Disease Specialist Dr Sher Bahadur Pun, a man from Lalitpur was tested positive for swine flu during his treatment at the Hospital. Cases of swin...

PM takes stock of VP’s health condition

PM takes stock of VP’s health condition
Kathmandu, Feb 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Monday inquired about the health condition of Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun. The Vice-president is undergoing treatment at Norvic hospital, Thapathali. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night after suffering from fever, dizziness and vomiting. Prime Minister Prachanda me...

Hospital’s negligence claims life of new mother

Hospital’s negligence claims life of new mother
Chitwan, Feb 11: Tensions ran high after the demise of a woman who gave birth in Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan, today. The relatives of the woman staged demonstration claiming that she died due to negligence of the hospital. Superintendent of Police Dipak Thapa said that police personnel have been mobilized in view of possible agitations. Bimala Shr...

Access to quality health service first priority: Minister Thapa

Access to quality health service first priority: Minister Thapa
Kathmandu, Feb 7: Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that ensuring people's access to quality health service was his first priority. Addressing the 'joint annual review meeting' of donors in the health sector and other stakeholders here Tuesday, Minister Thapa said problems like lack of medicines and equipments as specialists doctors in...

Free health care services to quake-affected people

Free health care services to quake-affected people
Kathmandu, Jan 15: The Ministry of Health in coordination with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is to conduct special health care programmes for free to the earthquake survivors in the affected areas. A meeting between Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NRA Prof Dr Govindaraj Pokharel and Health Secretary Senendraraj Upreti held today dec...

Health Minister directs employees to ensure regular supply of medicines

Health Minister directs employees to ensure regular supply of medicines
Banepa, Jan 9: Minister for Health, Gagan Kumar Thapa, has directed the employees to ensure regular supply of medicines in Kavrepalanchowk. At a programme organised by the District Health Office, Kavrepalanchowk, at Dhulikhel on Monday, Minister Thapa said that the health office should make arrangement of medicine as the Ministry has received compl...

Hospital without obstetricians turns away women in labor

Hospital without obstetricians turns away women in labor
Gaighat (Udayapur), Dec 7: The expectant mothers arriving at the District Hospital Udayapur are dumbfounded when they are told that the hospital is facing a dearth of maternity service related doctors for the past two months. The women in labor are forced to spend thousands of rupees to go to Biratnagar and Dharan for delivery of babies and necessa...