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Snakebite, diarrhoeal cases up in Valley : Doctors advise taking precautions against waterborne diseases and snakebites, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 09/05/2024)

73 succumb to tobacco consumption every day (kh 04/05/2024)

Toxic air is giving young children asthma : Doctors say it could damage lungs, and urge prompt medical attention for symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/04/2024)

Accelerating Fight Against Malaria, by Jhabindra Bhanadari (rn 26/04/2024)

Altitude sickness deaths increasing in Mustang (rep 18/04/2024)

Health insurance participants to cover 20% of treatment costs (kh 14/04/2024)

Kathmandu Valley’s toxic air exacerbates respiratory illness : With air quality deteriorating, experts warn of heightened risk of infection from viruses including the coronavirus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/04/2024) [And the RPP is making the situation even worse by blocking numerous roads with its nonsensical demonstration and driving up vehicle emissions!]

Health Insurance Programme in Jumla enrolls 90,000 individuals (kh 08/04/2024)

The silent threat of non-communicable diseases : Such diseases deteriorate health without visible symptoms until reaching advanced stages, highlighting the vital need for health monitoring, by Pallavi Koirala (kp 07/04/2024)

Urgent Action Needed To Fight Obesit (kh 08/04/2024)y, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 07/04/2024)

Rabies threat alarming as nine succumb to the virus at Teku Hospital in one month, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 30/03/2024)

90 percent of Nepalis face oral hygiene issues (rep 27/03/2024)

Tuberculosis in Nepal: Status, Achievement and Challenges : Nepal is among the countries grappling with a high burden of TB for many years. In 2079/80, the National TB program reported 37,447 TB notifications in the country, with eight percent affecting individuals below 15 years old, by Sampurna Kakchapati (nlt 24/03/2024), Karnali Province reports 900 new TB cases (kh 27/03/2024)

Medical Education: Progress And Challenges, by Shailesh Adhikary (rn 24/03/2024)

73% children in Kathmandu Valley face tooth decay problems (rn 19/03/2024)

Over 3 million Nepalis afflicted with kidney problems, by Pawan Mudbhari (kh 14/03/2024), Experts call for awareness campaign to lessen renal problems : Every year, 3,000 people have renal failure in Nepal. Many are unable to find a donor to undergo renal transplantation (kp 14/03/2024)

Advancing Inclusive Health Approach, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 10/03/2024)

Prisoners, migrant populations and slums dwellers more vulnerable to TB : Most prisons in Nepal are overcrowded and hold inmates more than twice their capacity (kp 06/03/2024)

Nepal faces overweight, obesity crisis : Obesity has emerged as a major public health problem in Nepal, impacting not only children, but also adolescents and adults, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/03/2024)

Urban areas at greater risk of deadly diseases outbreaks than remote villages : Cities and accessible areas were hit hardest in measles outbreaks in 19 districts last year (kp 24/02/2024)

As air in Kathmandu Valley deteriorates to hazardous level, patients of respiratory illness rise ; A low-pressure system formed in the west caused cloudy conditions throughout the country on Wednesday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/02/2024)

Nepal’s health sector under the budget knife : Experts warn budget cuts could undo the progress the country has made in the health sector over the past several years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/02/2024)

‘Smokers are not selfish’ campaign to motivate people to quit smoking : Tobacco claims 1.6 million lives every year in the South-East Asia region, which is among the largest producers and consumers of tobacco products in the world (kp 09/02/2024)

Sharp rise in sexually transmitted diseases among female sex workers in Pokhara : Study among 364 workers shows over 44 percent of female sex workers are employed in Dohori restaurants, followed by 17.5 percent from cabin restaurants and 15 percent in massage centres, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/02/2024)

Bridging the gap: Imagining a cancer-free Nepal, by Kamal Chaulagain (ae 05/02/2024)

Cancer contributes to 11.11% of total deaths in Nepal: Ministry of Health (kh 04/02/2024)

Nearly half of MBBS and BDS graduates fail licensing exams : They are barred from practising medicine. Doctors blame possible decline in the quality of medical education, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/02/2024)

Govt set to lift ban on nursing colleges; medical law amendments underway (kh 01/02/2024)

PM Dahal directs PAHS for managing challenges in seen in health sector (kh 28/01/2024)

Govt faces uphill battle to eradicate tuberculosis in Nepal, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 27/01/2024)

Can the Medico-legal examinations of Nepal be trusted? Here is the current scenario, by Sandesh Lamsal (rep 24/01/2024)

Emerging rat-bite fever : Nepal must invest in broader research to understand RBF and its causative agents before it is too late, by Sher Bahadur Pun (18/01/2024)

Implications of 10% co-payment requirement in health insurance (kh 15/01/2024), HIB reduces ticket fees after implementing the co-payment system (rep 18/01/2024)

Forgotten issue in Global Health Agenda, by Silviya Chaulagain (rep 13/01/2024)

25 percent of Nepalis children experience dwarfism, shows latest survey (rep 13/01/2024)

As Nepal government issues new Health Sector GESI Strategy 2023, focus must be on its implementation, by Pragya Lamsal (nlt 12/01/2024)

'Autism is not a disease but a problem’ (rep 20/12/2023)

Cosmetic surgeries on rise. Nepal lacks law to govern sector : An increasing number of Nepalis are undergoing cosmetic surgery as a beauty-enhancing treatment. But lack of regulation has raised alarm, by Sarahna Khadka (kp 17/12/2023)

Media's Contribution In Health Sector Transformation, by Ajita Rijal (rn 17/12/2023)

The growing burden of stroke : Improving large-scale healthcare facilities across Nepal’s local, provincial and federal levels is crucial, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (kp 07/12/2023)

‘Public health should be at the centre of climate change negotiation’ : Experts say climate crisis is not only environmental issue but also a public health crisis and an existential threat, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/12/2023)

Number of smokers in Nepal decreases by 34.1 percent (rep 28/11/2023), KMC takes another shot at banning tobacco sale, smoking in public places : The local unit has announced such bans several times in the past, all of which have failed. There is scepticism about whether the latest decision would be anything different (kp 30/11/2023)

Health minister accuses Dr KC of being used by interest groups : He said he has tabled a proposal in the Cabinet to prepare a law to allow study of nursing and paramedical courses in all hospitals with 100 to 300 beds and start MBBS study in those with over 300 beds (kp 26/11/2023) [????]

Reports show about 20 percent of diabetic people face vision challenges, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 20/11/2023)

Antimicrobial resistance in Nepal reaching alarming levels, say experts : Widespread use of antibiotics, especially in livestock and poultry farming, has also been named a potential driver, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/11/2023)

Medical Education Act will be amended: Health Minister Basnet (kh 13/11/2023)

Towards an inclusive health system : We need to create people-centred health systems by fostering dialogue and effective community engagement, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 01/11/2023)

Heart disease, respiratory illnesses are main killers : Nearly 86 percent of the total deaths studied were due to non-communicable diseases and accidents, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/10/2023)

Scant attention paid to hazards of lead poisoning, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/10/2023)

Health Ministry and security agencies team up to tackle health emergencies : Of late, Nepal has been facing various public health emergencies such as outbreaks of viral and bacterial diseases (kp 17/10/2023)

Ending violence against doctors : Violent acts undermine the healthcare system and jeopardise the well-being of the individuals involved, by Divya Rana (kp 15/10/2023)

Pay Heed To Doctors In Distress, by Hari Sharma (rn 13/10/2023)

Experts who visited Indian salt factories likely to recommend lowering iodine content in salt : Officials suspect the high iodine content in salt being sold in Nepal may be responsible for the alarming rise in non-communicable diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/10/2023)

“Eye problems in children on a rise due to excessive device use”, by Indu Prasad Dhungel (kh 10/10/2023)

Doctor-Civilian Conflict On Rise, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 03/10/2023), Doctor bashing trend on the rise : A concerning issue to be addressed, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (ht 04/10/2023)

Nepal’s health system transformation is a moral imperative : Our leaders must prioritize healthcare as a fundamental component of our nation's development and commit to the necessary reforms, by Saugat Pratap KC (nlt 30/09/2023)

Health infrastructure investment in Nepal: Efficiency and equity : It is necessary for developing countries like Nepal to monitor the efficiency and equity of the money they spend on health facilities, by Subash Bhattarai (nlt 25/09/2023)

Let's Build A Resilient Health System, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 24/09/2023)

Fifth Global Nepali Health Conference concludes with 20-point Tokyo declaration : 'Health as a universal human right is a priority for all individuals, communities, states, and nations. We affirm the importance of ensuring that no Nepalese person is left behind in accessing health information and services worldwide', by Dhan Bahadur Khadka (nlt 20/09/2023)

What legal recourse can be taken if a patient is harmed due to a doctor's negligence? (rep 20/09/2023)

The underdiagnosis of autism in women, by Avishi Shah (ae 20/09/2023)

121 new TB patients found in Hariwan (kh 16/09/2023)

Alarming stats: 34% of women in Nepal in anemia crisis, posing challenges to MDGs (rep 14/09/2023)

What ails Nepal’s health? What should be done to cure it?, by Gagan Thapa (nlt 10/09/2023)

Solve Shortfall Of Health Professionals, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 10/09/2023)

Remote Rukum villages lack even basic health services : Difficult terrain and lack of awareness among residents pose a challenge to public health. People have to walk for many hours to reach district hospital, by Mahesh KC (kp 04/09/2023)

Air pollution shortening lives by 6.8 years: Report (ht 01/09/2023)

71 percent deaths caused by non-communicable diseases: Study (kh 18/08/2023)

Conjunctivitis spreading fast hinting at national outbreak : Doctor at Janaki Eye Hospital in Janakpur says around 1,000 patients have been visiting the hospital daily, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari and Shyam Sundar Shashi ( kp 08/08/2023), 50% patients visiting hospitals found suffering from conjunctivitis (rn 08/08/2023)

Audit on cards to discourage prescription of unnecessary testing and medicines : Doctors prescribing only required medicines and tests are in a minority in Nepal, health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/08/2023)

Taplejung sees a big surge in conjunctivitis : The only two eye treatment centres in the district are seeing dozens of patients with the infection daily, by Ananda Gautam (kp 04/08/2023)

“Prevalence of urinary tract infection on the rise” (kh 04/08/2023)

Medical Mischief: When a child received the wrong vaccine intended for another... (rep 01/08/2023)

Snakebite: Why the lethal touch is a growing challenge : Study shows close to 3,000 people die from snakebites every year in the Tarai alone, many before reaching the hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/07/2023)

Nepal’s Country Coordinating Mechanism decides to make the government principal recipient of the Global Fund grants. But challenges remain : ‘The Ministry of Health and Population first needs to categorically ensure adequacy and effectiveness of the implementation arrangements to assure effective execution of the activities under the grants.' (nlt 06/07/2023)

Over 250,000 health related human resources needed in eight years: MEC report (ae 04/07/2023), Over 250,000 health-related human resources needed in eight years: MEC (kh 04/07/2023), Nepal Faces Shortage Of Health Workers, by Sudan Kumar Oli (rn 06/07/2023) [Maybe sending even more nurses to the Brexit-suffering UK will help!]

Number of chronic diseases increasing lately (kh 02/07/2023)

Extreme heat puts migrant workers at risk of fatal diseases, report says : Nepalis are returning from Middle East with renal failure, cardiac issues and other ailments in alarming numbers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/07/2023) [This is where Nepal's governments have been failing for decades. It is their duty to strive for jobs in the country!]

Demographic Health Survey 2022: Findings related to injuries : The number of deaths and injuries of people belonging to richest wealth quintile is 2.5 times higher than the people from the poorest wealth quintiles, by Puspa Raj Pant (nlt 26/06/2023), 1 in 5 people above 15 suffer from hypertension: Report. Study shows 48 percent women and 52 percent men aged 15 and older in Nepal are unaware of the condition, by Arjun Poudel (26/06/2023)

Nepali’s overall health index improves: Report (kh 24/06/2023) [see summary report and key indicators]

Four per cent children suffer from refractive eye disorder (rn 21/06/2023)

With hotter days and approaching monsoon, snakebite incidents on rise : A study shows close to 3,000 people die of snakebites every year in the Tarai alone, many even before reaching the hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/06/2023)

Non-communicable ills behind most deaths in Nepal, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 24/05/2023)

Pound foolish : The government should cut its unnecessary costs while maintaining essential health services (kp 10/05/2023)

Air Pollution Detrimental To Human Health, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 23/04/2023)

Growing obesity crisis : Obesity is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death in Nepal, by Drishti Timsina and Rushel Chowhan (kp 20/04/2023)

Bad air, Covid make for noxious cocktail : Deteriorating air quality in Kathmandu Valley could exacerbate severity, deaths from coronavirus infection, doctors warn, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/04/2023)

Ninth National Summit of Health and Population Scientists begins (kh 11/04/2023)

Massive health budget cuts loom, all programmes to be affected : This could jeopardise progress achieved from years of investment, warn experts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/04/2023)

Political leadership has no understanding of health beyond buildings and infrastructure, says Gagan Thapa : While addressing Multistakeholder Interaction on Role of Media in Health Promotion organized by Nepal Live Group, the former health minister said media can contribute to health promotion in all aspects (nlt 01/04/2023)

We Can Eliminate Tuberculosis, by Vithal Prasad Myneedu and Prajjwal Pyakurel (rn 24/03/2023)

On shifting disease presentation : We need to investigate the prevalence of several infectious diseases in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, by Sher Bahadur Pun (kp 22/03/2023)

Need To Promote Healthy Ageing, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 12/03/2023)

Chikungunya virus: An emerging disease : Studies in recent years have shown that CHIKV is becoming a more fatal disease than previously reported, by Sher Bahadur Pun (kp 10/03/2023)

Obesity, chronic diseases are catching Nepalis young as lifestyles change : Non-communicable diseases, which would earlier be diagnosed mostly among 60-70-year-olds, are now being seen in youths as young as 25. Doctors warn the diseases could lead to a public health crisis, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/03/2023)

Digital-payment systems for health care : Investing in digitalisation is crucial to realising a future where a woman with diabetes can treat her condition, by Sania Nishtar (kp 07/03/2023)

Successful organ transplantations from brain-dead girl saves three lives (rep 04/03/2023)

Obesity Growing As Health Hazard, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 26/02/2023)

Unexplained flu-like illness: Another pandemic? Influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection have become common in recent years, by Sher Bahadur Pun (kp 24/02/2023)

Japanese encephalitis: Still Nepal's most dreaded brain fever, by Ajit Rayamajhi (ht 23/02/2023)

Ensuring Equitable Health Service, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 22/02/2023)

Pollution: A challenge to public health, by Datta Bahadur Rawal (ht 15/02/2023)

Nepal family cohort study: New opportunities for population health study : One of the specific aims we are focusing on right now is to understand the determinants of lung health in Nepali children aged 6-9 years old so that at a later stage we can design an intervention that will help in the prevention of impaired lung growth, particularly in the risk group, by Om Kurmi (nlt 08/02/2023)

Air pollution emerging as a not-so-silent killer : Nepal is among countries with highest age-adjusted death rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/02/2023)

Malnutrition, viral outbreaks drag down Lumbini’s health indicators : Despite having famed health facilities, the province figures poorly in sanitation and vector-borne disease control, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/01/2023)

Sustainable health insurance for all : The new government should follow the constitutional directive of access to free basic health services, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (kp 13/01/2023)

HRW urges Nepal to bolster public health system as dengue surge exposes climate risk (rep 30/11/2022)

International Health Regulations’ annual review starts in Kathmandu : Due to the apathy of successive governments in strengthening the health desks and taking other measures, the health desks in Nepal are only in name, according to experts, by Arjkun Poudel (kp 29/11/2022)

Cervical cancer is increasing in Nepal : Cancer graph is declining in rich countries, by Bina Neupane (kh 08/11/2022), Promiscuity and smoking main cause of cervical cancer, interview with Ritu Baral (kh 09/11/2022)

Cancer cases in children have increased due to excessive use of pesticides, by Bina Neupane (kh 03/11/2022)

End of rainy season, stubble burning in India worsen Kathmandu air : Hospitals report rising cases of respiratory illnesses, pollution has risen with the PM2.5 level reaching 137, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/11/2022)

Enhancing Health System Governance, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 30/10/2022)

Challenges Of TB/HIV Co-infection, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 16/10/2022)

7 out of 10 deaths due to non-communicable diseases in Nepal (rn 15/10/2022)

Cases of complicated heart ailments rise as people mistake it for gastritis : Experts say most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors—tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/09/2022)

Cancer cases up in Jhapa local level (kh 15/09/2022)

Doctors take to social media to inform public about diseases : Experts say ingesting information online is okay but consulting doctors right away in case of health issues is the way to go, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/09/2022)

Why Nepal needs a powerful disease control agency : Doctors say Nepal needs a body comprising experts with authority to take prompt decisions and enforce them, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/08/2022)

Nepal has world’s highest lung disease deaths, a new study shows : The high death rate in Nepal, according to the study, is because of the failure on the part of the authorities to effectively regulate air pollutants (nlt 26/08/2022) [irresponsible misconduct by government and authorities!]

Nepal’s chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases death rate is the world’s highest, says new report : Nepal had the world’s highest age standardised death rates for chronic lung disease caused by air pollution in 2019, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/08/2022)

Revamp Social Health Insurance, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/08/2022)

Consider Legalising Cannabis, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 21/08/2022)

Don’t touch that : Farmers have been using harmful pesticides unaware of the dangers (kp 01/08/2022)

68.57 pc of candidates pass NMC exams (rep 24/07/2022), 149 docs fail NMC’s medical specialist exam (kh 24/07/2022)

Heart disease an emerging problem in younger generation : Precautions, prevention and treatment, by Kamal Lamsal (kh 06/07/2022)

More than 2,000 children inflicted by cancer annually in Nepal (kh 05/07/2022)

In a healthy state : Nepalis are sick because they are poor, and they are getting poorer because they are sicker (nt 24/06/2022)

Rising cost of living is impacting people’s health : Cases of waterborne diseases result of inflation that is driving people into poverty, forcing many to scrimp on essentials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/06/2022)

Garbage piles make life difficult in Kathmandu : With the onset of monsoon and garbage rotting in the streets, doctors say there is high risk of outbreaks of communicable and vector-borne diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/06/2022)

Annually, over 27,000 people die from consumption of tobacco products in country (rn 31/05/2022)

Public Health In Policy Focus, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 29/05/2022)

Nepal records 4.7 million hypertension patients, million aware about disease (ht 18/05/2022)

Health insurance must be an election agenda : Nepal’s health insurance program is due for urgent reform, or it risks being obsolete, by Gaj B Gurung (nt 13/05/2022)

Mercury exposure among metal-plating workers in Nepal, by Ram Charitra Sah (rep 11/05/2022)

Expanding fiscal health space in Nepal : The government needs to explore additional sources of financing to expand the fiscal space of healthcare services, by Gauri Pradhan (nlt 29/04/2022)

Priority Agenda For Health Strategy, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 28/04/2022)

Nepal seeks WHO’s help to develop it as regional hub for tropical medicine : Nepal discusses HPV vaccine and support for fighting non-communicable diseases with visiting WHO chief, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/04/2022)

Building Climate Resilient Health Systems, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 14/04/2022)

Government’s health insurance scheme fails to retain subscribers : Only 20 percent of the total population is covered by the scheme and dropout rate is high owing to poor service delivery at healthcare institutions, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/04/2022), Health insurance policyholders bear the brunt of payment arrears by authority : Hospitals curtail services to those covered by health insurance owing to delay in payment by insurance board, by Madhab Aryal (kp 10/04/2022)

Villages in Baglung at risk of elephantiasis : Six cases of elephantiasis have been reported in Narayansthan and two cases in Kushmisera in the past 10 months, according to the data of the District Health Office in Baglung, by Prakash Baral (kp 05/04/2022)

Toxic chemicals found in children’s stationery items across Asia including Nepal: Studies (rep 01/04/2022)

Hard-to-reach populations exist not only in remote areas but also cities : Health workers say even elected officials do not comply with rules and thousands of city residents don’t trust health messages, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/03/2022)

Nepal records 73 cases, 192 recoveries and zero deaths on Saturday (rep 12/03/2022), Nepal logs 73 new Covid-19 cases
According to the Health Ministry, 960,878 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 5,050
(kp 12/03/2022)

Nepal sees 158 new coronavirus cases, two deaths in past 24 hours (kh 01/03/2022), Nepal reports 158 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,938 and the number of active cases stands at 7,971 (kp 01/03/2022), Nepal records 158 cases, 354 recoveries and two deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday (rep 01/03/2022)

Rural health camps find worrying number of children have heart diseases : Heart problems in children are increasing due to unhealthy food habits and environmental pollution, experts say, by Kedar Shivakoti (kp 18/02/2022)

Some 30 percent malnourished children deprived of treatment : Lack of food in rural areas and overuse of junk food in urban areas causes of malnutrition, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/02/2022)

Families of thalassemia patients under financial strain to afford treatment : Patients of beta thalassemia and their families demand that the government provide them free treatment, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2022)

A volunteer’s act earns praise but exposes health inequities in Nepal : An image of a woman carrying an elderly woman on her back for vaccination has gone viral. But it tells a bigger and darker story of the country’s health system, experts say, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/02/2022)

Women More Prone To Cancer Than Men In Nepal, by Narayan Adhikari (rn 04/02/2022)

Medical malpractices : Private institutes in the medical education sector have been attracting attention for all the wrong reasons (kp 28/12/2021)

68,000 TB patients found in Nepal every year (kh 26/12/2021)

Prioritising One Health Approach, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/11/2021)

Antimicrobial resistance: How it is threatening public health? What should be done? It is getting late to take action to avert the AMR health crisis. If we don't act to avert it now, we will fall into a grim post-antibiotic future, by Saugat Pratap KC and Sampurna Kakchapati (nlt 19/11/2021)

Health insurance encourages Gulmi residents to seek medical care, by Gaganshila Khadka (kp 30/10/2021)

Bacteria and the Bagmati : Bagmati’s wastewater is perhaps the largest biological threat to public health in Kathmandu and as Covid-19 has shown, threats to public health affect everyone, by Adarsh Man Sherchan and Sophiya Gyanwali (rec 24/10/2021)

Reports, experts highlight growing severity of non-communicable diseases : Covid-19 pandemic response should not overshadow the risk of other diseases, public health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/10/2021), Ticking time bomb : Intense focus on Covid-19 has led to the neglect of matters related to chronic diseases (kp 18/10/2021)

Using crowdfunding to access healthcare : To foot expensive medical bills, many people have started to turn to crowdfunding. But such a method is not a long-term solution. Citizens should have access to affordable healthcare, by Nikesh Man Napit (rec 08/10/2021)

Tentacles of the treatment industry : What Nepal needs most are more barefoot doctors taking their services to the people’s doorsteps, by CK Lal (kp 29/09/2021)

Protecting Health from Climate Change, by Pallavi Koirala (rep 25/09/2021)

Third World Nepali Health Conference concludes (rep 20/09/2021)

Treatable eye disease is causing blindness among children in Gandaki districts : 500 cases of Seasonal Hyperacute Panuveitis caused by Gazaline moths have been reported in Gandaki Province in past year, by Lal Prasad Sharma, Ghanshyam Khadka and Agandhar Tiwari (kp 18/09/2021)

Dr Govinda KC warns of agitation if his five-point agreement is not met (kh 06/09/2021)

Free health insurance to all citizens (kh 14/08/2021)

Free Health Sector From Profiteers, by Deepak Raj Joshi (rn 31/07/2021)

Why do so many Nepalis have high blood pressure? Covid stress and high sodium intake is leading to an epidemic of hypertension, triggering other disorders, by Sonia Awale (nt 30/07/2021)

The rising burden of chronic diseases in Nepal, by Obindra B Chand (rec 29/07/2021)

Keep the third wave away : Our centralised and  inaccessible health system definitely needs a complete makeover, by Bimala Joshi (kp 29/07/2021)

Head and neck cancer: Tobacco kills, by Prabhat Chandra Thakur (ht 28/07/2021)

Public health emergencies : Need for preparedness and readine, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ht 10/06/2021)

Eye infection cases rise after air pollution in Kanchanpur (rep 07/04/2021)

Health Insurance Reaches 77 Districts (rn 29/03/2021)

Upgrading Health Centres Must For Health Insurance Scheme, by Nayak Paudel (rn 13/02/2021)

Elephantiasis virus found in Narayansthan and Kushmisera in Baglung (rep 26/01/2021)

Nepal’s other pandemic: cancer : 30 people in 3 neighbourhoods of a Tarai village have died recently of cancers (nt 08/01/2021)

Reforms In The Health Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 08/12/2020)

Officials seek WHO help to hire medical workers to shore up health facilities : The UN health agency’s help was sought to get around lengthy procedure of hiring staff under the government system, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/11/2020)

ADB supports the production of clean bricks in Nepal (kp 30/10/2020)

Is Public Health Emergency Need Of The Hour?, by Sampada A. Khatiwada (rn 18/10/2020)

Health Insurance For Universal Health Coverage, by Chuda Mani Bhandari (rn 13/10/2020)

Why Govinda KC’s demands matter even more today as country battles the pandemic : Covid-19 has exposed Nepal’s fragile health system and the fasting doctor’s demands for years have been aimed  at making health care services accessible to all, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/10/2020)

Why Dr Govinda KC has not been heard : The reason why Dr KC has been on hunger strike repeatedly is because no political party is ready to overhaul Nepal's health service and medical education system, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 30/09/2020)

In fighting the pandemic, the government has ignored other deadly health issues : Failure to envision the possible risks not only  pushed the country many years back but also lost  hard won achievements, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/09/2020)

Shaping the future of digital health, by Jhabindra Bhadari (ht 16/08/2020)

Strengthening Health Information System, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 22/07/2020)

Health ministry projects 40,000 COVID-19 cases by mid-July (rep 18/06/2020)

Two fatalities registered on Thursday, Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll advances to 22 (ht 18/06/2020), Health ministry confirms two more COVID-19 deaths, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 18/06/2020), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 22 (kh 18/06/2020)

A Record 671 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed, Tally Spikes To 7,848, Death Toll Hits 22 (rn 18/06/2020), COVID-19 Highlights: 671 new cases, 19 recoveries, two deaths recorded on Thursday (ht 18/06/2020), Nepal records highest single-day spike with 671 fresh cases of coronavirus (rep 18/06/2020), Nepal reports 671 new cases in highest single-day spike: Tally jumps to 7,848 (kh 18/06/2020)

Health sector gets 32 percent more budget compared to previous year: Experts say that the budget will be insufficient to deal with the pandemic and resume regular services if the number of Covid-19 cases surges past government estimates, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/05/2020)

The Urgency Of Reviewing Health Policy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 27/05/2020)

Time To Strengthen Health System, by Anup KC (rn 19/05/2020)

Health sector gets priority as government unveils its annual plans amid pandemic: The government has announced ambitious plans for social sector, but experts say they need budgetary support, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/05/2020)

How Nepal eradicated the smallpox virus: The fourth in a series about what it took for the scourge of smallpox to be finally eradicated from Nepal in 1975, by Tom Robertson (nt 08/05/2020)

Pollution by brick kilns kills 600 each year in Nepal: Report (rep 03/05/2020)

11 people in Mahottari reportedly died of consuming toxic alcohol in five days: Authorities have collected and sent their viscera samples to the forensic science laboratory in Kathmandu for tests, by Ajit Tiwari and Sunita Baral (kp 03/05/2020)

The lockdown is turning people into couch potatoes: Stuck inside their homes, many are spending hours on the couch and in front of screens, increasing the risk of various health issues, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 18/04/2020)

Think big and bold: Nepal should build an excellent but inclusive health system not just for these scary times but also for normal times. In times of crisis, we need to think big and bold, by Simone Galimberti (rep 04/04/2020)

Health Sector Needs Overhaul, by Mukti Rijal (rn 02/04/2020)

Health for all: Isn’t it ironic that a resident of Rautahat dies due to lack of dialysis whereas a public hospital at the capital city performs international standard surgery?, by Mukesh Adhikari (rep 12/03/2020)

In the midst of Covid-19 outbreak, government transfers health officials: Transfer of crucial officials, like directors of Sukraraj Hospital and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, could weaken an already frail public health system, say doctors, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/02/2020))

Living with lupus in Nepal: It’s not the end of you, by Shristi Joshi (ht 21/02/2020)

Nepal ranks 111th in health security index (ht 08/02/2020)

Vision-related problems a concern among Jhapa children: A majority of students in various schools were found suffering from myopia or near-sightedness, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 01/02/2020)

The real reason women are less likely to seek cancer treatment: Health literacy: Even women who know the risks of cancer are hesitant to go to the doctor, research has shown, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 30/01/2020)

Preventing medical negligence: Medical negligence needs a serious and speedy attention from the government to provide justice to the victims and guarantee non-recurrence, by Udayan Regmi (rep 30/01/2020)

Corruption in healthcare: It’s killing Nepalis, by Chandni Jaishwal (ht 29/01/2020)

Dire straits: The majority of our hospitals only provide basic medical services while our pathological labs lack sophisticated technologies (ht 23/01/2020)

Diabetes on the rise among children, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/01/2020)

Health system needs to be restructured, interview with Bibek Kumar Lal (ht 20/01/2020)

Perspective On Migrants’ Health, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 19/01/2020)

For many, the blistering cold of winter is literal: During peak winter, many Nepalis visit dermatologists to treat their swollen hands and feet resulting from cold sensitivity, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 16/01/2020)

Number of untimely deaths increasing in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 06/01/2020)

Basics Of Clinical Trial, by Shyam P. Lohani (rjn 05/01/2020)

Polluted air spikes respiratory illness: The govt standard for unhealthy air is way above WHO’s, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/12/2019)) [And the government is doing nothing!]

How to prevent medical errors: Quality is an essential principle of a competent health care system, by Mukesh Adhikari (kp 19/12/2019)

Health systems in federal Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities: The coordination between the three levels of government must be seamless, by Heem Sunder Shakya (kp 15/12/2019)

Teaching districts: A solution to Nepal's poor health access that failed to take off: With successive governments not paying heed, the concept floated around a decade ago, has been limited to papers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/12/2019)

High pollution level taking toll on public health, says NHRC (ht 13/12/2019)

Lack of health facilities deprives Nepalis of medical care: Concerned government agencies are responsible for inequalities in human development, experts say, by Arjun Poudel [kp 11/12/2019]

Brick kiln workers’ health at risk, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 08/12/2019)

Non-communicable diseases a major threat to public health: Non-communicable diseases are causing 66 percent of all deaths in Nepal, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 05/12/2019)

Prolonged exposure to indoor pollution leads to a rise in asthma cases, mostly in women: With the ‘improved cookstoves’ campaign hitting a snag and no sustainable measures of energy use in sight, more women in Syangja are suffering from respiratory diseases, by Pratiksha Kafle (kp 24/11/2019), Prevalence of COPD higher in men: Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2016 reported that 27 per cent of Nepali males and six per cent females smoke. High level outdoor and indoor pollution is another factor, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 24/11/2019)

Elephantiasis prevails in Banke (ht 24/11/2019)

Sedentary lifestyle leading to hypertension and high blood sugar and cholesterol levels among Nepalis: Survey: Females are doing even less physical activity than their male counterparts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/11/2019), Sedentary lifestyle leading to hypertension and high blood sugar and cholesterol levels among Nepalis: Survey: Females are doing even less physical activity than their male counterparts, by Sabitra Dhakal (ht 23/11/2019)

Over three million people in Nepal suffer from respiratory problems, but only three percent receive proper treatment: In rural areas, cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are on the rise due to indoor pollution and in cities because of air pollution, say doctors, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/11/2019)

Stomach cancer higher in men (ht 18/11/2019)

Call For Lead-Safe Environment, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 17/11/2019)

Medical Sector Needs Remedy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 14/11/2019)

‘Unhealthy lifestyle fuels diabetes prevalence’, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 14/11/2019)

Nepali men more prone to lung cancer: Survey (ht 03/11/2019)

Govt-backed health insurance scheme covers more than 26,000 in Khotang (rep 31/10/2019)

Breast cancer up among men, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 26/10/2019)

Women more susceptible to osteoporosis: research (ht 21/10/2019)

Epidemiology Of Cancer, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 13/10/2019)

Women more susceptible to heart diseases, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 30/09/2019)

Drug addiction: It is a health concern, by Rojan Khadka (ht 30/09/2019)

Controversy brews over Medical Commission’s new appointment: Critics say Krishna Giri, the executive vice-chairman, does not meet criteria, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/09/2019)

Health rights a far cry sans regulations: It hasn’t been possible to implement the Health Act, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 08/09/2019)

Women more prone to vitamin D deficiency: Doctors (ht 14/08/2019)

Nepal ranks second in lung ailment deaths, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 12/08/2019)

Study reveals high prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Nepal, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 05/08/2019)

Varicose vein becoming a burden as an occupational disease in Nepal, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 02/08/2019)

Children with autism face a long, hard road to acceptance: Autistic children get diagnosed earlier and have access to a range of therapies, but employment opportunities remain limited, by Sachitra Gurung (kp 31/07/2019)

Cases of head and neck cancer on the rise (ht 27/07/2019)

Global Action Plan: Roadmap to achieve health goals, by Sharad Onta (ht 22/07/2019)

Cadaveric organ donations: Doctors for increasing awareness, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 21/07/2019)

More than 18 months after Karki report, government yet to take action against the accused: While accused officials have questioned the report’s legitimacy, experts say the government needs to take a stand, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/07/2019)

Minister urges government to allocate more budget for health sector (ht 20/07/2019)

KC demands halt to vice-chairperson appointment in medical commissionIrregularities would flourish and regulations would turn into a mess if incompetent people or stalwarts of political parties are appointed as vice chairman, the orthopaedic surgeon says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/07/2019), ‘Appointment procedure for Medical Education Commission faulty’ (ht 12/07/2019)

Government receives five applications for vice-chairperson’s post in Medical Education Commission: Medical activists call for a fair process to pick a deserving candidate, by Nayak Paudel (kp 09/07/2019)

New health  policy aims high in ensuring smart services (ht 02/07/2019)

Health for all: Meeting the challenge, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ht 20/06/2019)

Household air pollution increases risk of cataract and other eye diseases: Experts suggest switching to clean energy and adopting improved cooking technologies, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/06/2019)

Eye cancer may cause loss of eyesight, death (ht 13/06/2019)

Kathmanduites breathing  ‘unhealthy’ air, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 05/06/2019)

Tobacco consumption blamed for rising cases of lung cancer (ht 01/06/2019)

Health budget increased marginally,but experts say it’s insufficient, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/05/2019)

Nepal has made progress in child health, but experts say the country has a lot more to do: The country has progressed by 142 points in the past two decades and ranks 133rd out of 176 countries based on indicators such as infant  mortality rate, access to education, malnutrition, child marriage and child labour, according to the Global Childhood Report-2019, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/05/2019)

Diabetes patients on the rise, life style to be blamed, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/05/2019)

Social development ministry of Province 2 transfers health budget to construction projects: Experts warn of serious setbacks in health indicators, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/05/2019), State 2 health indicators are low, but the issue is still not a priority: Minister defends the decision to transfer health budget to other sectors, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/05/2019)

Lack of preparedness raises red flags on government’s ability to contain deadly diseases: Health experts say chances of deadly diseases arriving in the country are very high, as hundreds of Nepalis serve in disease-hit countries, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/05/2019)

Govt to provide health insurance worth Rs 1 lakh (ht 19/05/2019)

Dust pervades Manthali air: Patients and local residents hit hard, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 17/05/2019)

Brick kilns operating in human settlements: Thick smoke risks public health, agriculture, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 13/05/2019)

People, health workers lack awareness of lupus (ht 12/05/2019)

Revised strategy on adolescents unveiled (rep 08/05/2019)

Pesticide use blamed for rising number of cancer patients (ht 30/04/2019)

Social stigma adds to thalassaemia patients’ woes (ht 28/04/2019)

Nepali children born today will have their lives shortened by 30 months: New report says Nepal has the highest levels of air pollution in the world, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 04/04/2019)

Sickle cell hits students hard (kp 03/04/2019)

Call to amend Nepal Health Professional Council Act to make it effective: Ministry spokesperson says the council is in a bad shape and amendments to the Act are a must to improve it, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/02/2019)

NPHL facing human resource crunch (ht 26/02/2019)

Lest we forget: Dementia is one of the top causes of death and disability, and society needs to act, by Samridhi Rana (kp 22/02/2019)

Rabies continues to claim lives, four die in one month (ht 09/02/2019)

Ministeries at odds over panel’s advice: Bringing academies under Education Ministry is a sore issue (kp 01/02/2019)

Promoting migrant health: A worldwide exodus is on, and these people must have easy access to health services, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 01/02/2019)

Muscle versus moral: Muscles and money won the day; quality medical education suffered, by Naresh Koirala (kp 01/02/2019)

Health Policy For Better Service, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 28/01/2019)

Ruling party MPs and Health Ministry disagree on health courses, by Nayak Paudel (kp 19/01/2019)

Every breath we take: Kathmandu should hold itself to a higher standard in protecting health, by Barune Thapa (kp 13/01/2019)

Dr KC to launch 16th hunger strike today: Demands end to ‘mafia reign’ in medical sector, by Biplaw Bhattarai (kp 09/01/2019)

Govt issues new National Health Policy (ht 05/01/2019)

House panel scrambles to table medical education bill as KC threatens hunger strike (kp 02/01/2018), Pokharel's bid to keep CTEVT under ministry snags Medical Education Bill: Over 500 affiliations issued to private colleges by two thirds-majority govtl, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/01/2019), All agreements with Dr KC won’t be included: Congress lawmakers say bill should include entire content, just the spirit is not enough, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 02/01/2019), Debate on Medical Education Bill again makes no headway (rep 03/01/2019), What’s the intention of Education Minister? (rep 03/01/2019), National education reforms: Parliamentary sub-panel gives its nod to draft bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 07/01/2019)

Shortage of health employees hits Sudurpaschim Province (kp 02/01/2019)

Laying solid groundwork: The health sector thrived this year but more can be done to adapt to federalism, by Sudha Sharma (kp 31/12/2018)

Throwing caution  to the wind: The authorities’ inaction towards  air pollution is inexcusable (kp 27/12/2018)

CTEVT issue delays implementing Dr KC's demands (rep 25/12/2018)

Dipping temperature adds to the number of patients at KIHS (rep 13/12/2018)

Lyme alert: Not only general people but also healthcare providers seem to be unaware of tick bite and Lyme disease in Nepal. It’s urgent to raise aggressive campaign against it, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 11/12/2018)

‘It’s hard to breathe’: Air pollution in Kathmandu Valley has reached such dangerous levels that it is now considered one of the most polluted cities in the world—along with its two geopolitical neighbours, Delhi and Beijing, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 24/11/2018) [Why does the extremely competent Oli government (self-definition) not show any responsibility?], Mind the road: No substantial actions have been planned to improve air quality and road safety, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 25/11/2018)

WHO declares Nepal first to eliminate trachoma in 11 South-East Asian nations (kp 23/11/2018)

Medical Education Bill likely to pass this winter session: House panel plans to prepare a final report on the bill by incorporating suggestions of stakeholders, by Nayak Paudel (kp 19/1172018)

Heart ailments will claim 35 pc of all deaths in Nepal by 2030: Dr Kapoor (rep 05/11/2018)

Take Care Of Nation’s Health, by D.M. Thapa (rn 03/11/2018)

Lung cancer can be cured if diagnosed early: Experts; Tobacco-smoking Nepalis have high risk of suffering lung cancer, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/11/2018)

Increasing stroke cases becoming a cause for concern (ht 30/10/2018)

Planning Commission sets new health sector goals (kp 28/10/2018)

Government to set up public health offices in all districts (kp 22/10/2018)

One million Nepalis suffer from arthritis (kp 14/10/2018)

Cataract, treatable eye condition in old people, affects children too, by Nayak Paudel (kp 13/10/2018)

Lifestyle key to reduce risk of diseases: Society research data shows one out of four Nepalis suffers from hypertension, by Nayak Paudel (kp 30/09/2018)

Only 8 pc hospital & research centers conduct research, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 25/09/2018)

IOM medical and dental entrance exams begin today: Overall, 17,660 students have submitted their forms to take various medical entrance exams conducted by the Institute of Medicine (kp 22/09/2018)

Snake bite deaths high in Jhapa, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 11/09/2018)

More than 13pc Nepalis lead a sedentary life (kp 09/09/2018)

Sickle cell anaemia seen in communities other than Tharu (ht 06/09/2018)

Lifestyle choices increasing cancer cases: Breast and ENT cancer on the rise, by Nayak Paudel (kp 05/09/2018)

Local government fails to bring any change to health sector, by DB Budha (rep 05/09/2018)

WHO South-East Asia countries to discuss priority regional health issues (ht 01/09/2018)

NMA opposed to forming high-level medical commission (ht 31/07/2018)

Snakebite cases on the rise in Itahari, by Amar Khadka (rep 26/08/2018)

Head and neck cancer: A major disease burden, by Prabhat Chandra Thakur (ht 23/08/2018)

A schoolgirl writes a painful letter, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 23/08/2018)

‘Base health policies on research’ (kp 22/08/2018)

Reforms In Medical Education, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 02/08/2018)

Lawmaker Thapa apologises for his remarks on medical students (ht 02/08/2018)

Bill amendments filed in line with Dr KC’s concerns (kp 01/08/2018)

National Medical Education Bill to incorporate govt-Dr KC nine-point deal (ht 30/07/2018), TU officials accused over NMC affiliation dismiss panel report: The government has assured that action will be initiated against the 43 accused within two months, by Nayak Paudel (kp 30/07/2018), TU dismisses MEPC report, rejects action: Stance goes against govt-Dr KC agreement, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 30/07/2018), ‘Nationalisation of private medical colleges won’t solve problem’, interview with Kedar Bhakta Mathema (ht 30/07/2018)

Cases of head and neck cancer on the rise (ht 28/07/2018)

Greater Reforms Needed, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 25/07/2018), Reforming Medical Education, by Mukti Rijal (rn 26/07/2018), Controversy Over Medical Bill, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 26/07/2018), Politics of Medical Education, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 27/07/2018)

Authorities ignore illegal private health institutes, by Mitzhilesh Yadav (rep 25/07/2018)

Future of health: Even state bodies seem bent on dismantling public health system making it easier for private investors to thrive and jeopardize people’s right to health, by Resham Bahadur Khatri (rep 24/07/2018)

Nepal Needs More Doctors, by Pradipna Raj Panta (rn 23/07/2018)

Medical education: Not in the pink of health, by Arun Upreti (ht 19/07/2018)

Heart ailments high in Jajarkot (ht 09/07/2018)

Common medical entrance exams unlikely this session, by Nayan Paudel (kp 02/07/2018)

Congress blocks replacement bill: Raising questions over process and contents, opposition wants major provisions of the ordinance retained, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/07/2018), Medical education bill withdrawn: Old law to come into force  from Wednesday amid protests, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/07/2018)

Thapa presses govt over medical education ordinance replacement bill (rep 28/06/2018)

Cases of cancer increasing alarmingly (ht 23/06/2018)

Cases of fatty liver disease on the rise (ht 23/06/2018)

Cases of bone cancer up (ht 19/06/2018)

MoHP makes report on APMDPD public (ht 12/06/2018)

Valley folks to inhale dust for five more years, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 08/06/2018)

Health insurance plan yet to cover 38 districts in Nepal (kp 07/06/2018)

Many hiding maladies: Province 7 governor (ht 05/06/2018)

Thyroid cases on the rise (ht 26/05/2018)

Parkinson’s disease: Awareness is the key, by Banita Khanal (ht 25/05/2018)

Male migrant workers exposed to high temperatures at risk of infertility (ht 21/05/2018)

Retinoblastoma awareness lacking among people (ht 20/05/2018)

Thyroid patients prone to depression (ht 20/05/2018)

Children at higher risk of diarrhoea (ht 19/05/2018)

132KV power cable over school gives tension to students (kp 17/05/2018)

Govt working to break syndicates in education, health sector: PM; PM Oli reiterates the  government’s commitment to transforming the society and leading the country towards prosperity (kp 07/05/2018)

Fall injuries among kids a matter of concern (ht 30/04/2018)

Cases of alcoholic fatty liver disease on the rise, say doctors (ht 23/04/2018)

Rs 2.64b in unsettled accounts at Health ministry (rep 23/04/2018)

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of diabetes, shows research (ht 21/04/2018)

Office workers at high risk of musculoskeletal disorders (ht 16/04/2018)

‘Garbage collectors at high risk of suffering from respiratory illness’ (ht 14/04/2018)

National summit of health and population scientists concludes (ht 13/04/2018)

‘Budget allocated for research inadequate’, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 12/04/2018), Research culture: For any country to develop research culture, universities are the best place to start with, as they work as a bridge between industry, knowledge and society (ht 13/04/2018)

Children with allergies at high risk of asthma, say paediatricians (ht 08/04/2018)

Type B flu virus: An emerging threat?, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 05/04/2018)

House endorses HPE Ordinance: Law bars establishment of new medical schools in Kathmandu Valley for a decade, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/04/2018), Drawing the line: Law prohibiting establishment of new medical colleges in Kathmandu for 10 years is positive (kp 05/04/2018), ‘Govt should bring replacement bill soon’ (ht 05/04/2018)

Kathmanduites more vulnerable to tuberculosis (ht 03/04/2018)

Beautiful minds: Time, energy and resources need to be channelled towards fostering a positive perception of autism, by Kritika Lamsal (kp 01/04/2018), ‘Support autistic children’ (ht 02/04/2018), Uniquely human: Autism is being recognised as a serious disability thanks to the work of a group of parents with afflicted kids, by Simone Galimberti (kp 05/04/2018)

Vitamin D deficiency cases on the rise (ht 01/04/2018)

Drones to the rescue: Mahabir Pun’s National Innovation Centre tests medicopters to treat patients in remote areas, by Lucia de Vries (nt 30/03/2018)

Municipalities allocate low budget for health services, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 29/03/2018)

Minister promises to address issues plaguing health sector (kp 25/03/2018)

Clear vision: Further homework is required before launching a new optometry course in Nepal, by Birendra Mahat (kp 25/03/2018)

Brick kilns posing threat to public health (ht 23/03/2018)

Dr KC gives govt a month to approve Medical ordinance (rep 19/03/2018)

Kidney infections: Focus on women’s health, by Pukar C. Shrestha (ht 09/03/2018)

Seeing clearly: Starting a second optometry school could be devastating to the future of eye health services in terms of quality maintenance, by Dinesh Kaphle and Sanjay Marasini (kp 06/03/2018)

Iodine deficiency serious cause for concern in Dhungachalna, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 20/02/2018)

Government should be responsible for public health: Gagan Thapa (kp 15/02/2018)

Week-long workshop on diabetes begins (ht 10/02/2018)

Vitamin D deficiency on the rise among kids (ht 10/02/2018)

Govt awaits AG Office’s advice (kp 07/02/2018), Corruption in med education: Govt mum on probe report (kp 08/02/2018), Anomalies in med schools: Student bodies unite to form joint monitoring team (kp 08/02/2018), Karki panel presses for action against doctors for fabricating report: Panel seeks action against Dr Yogi’s team for passing National Medical College, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/02/2018), Medicine gets personal: Now that probe panel has fulfilled its mandate, it’s for govt to follow through (kp 09/02/2018)

Probe committee suggests reforms in medical education (ht 06/02/2018)

NMA reminds govt to honour past agreements (kp 04/02/2018)

Lack of iodine causes congenital disabilities, by Prakash Baral (kp 03/02/2018)

17 held on charges of practising medicine illegally (kp 30/01/2018)

Farmers most numerous among cancer patients, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 25/01/2018)

Govt launches cancer registry across nation (kp 21/01/2018)

Health promotion: Time to adopt new approach, by Shalik Ram Dhital (ht 08/01/2018)

Bara factory poses serious health risks for locals (ht 01/01/2018)

36 pc children below 5 stunted in Nepal; Anemia prevalence in increasesd 5 percent, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/12/2017)

Draft of national health policy submitted (ht 18/12/2017)

Vision problem rife among kids with Down syndrome (ht 06/12/2017)

Doctors, politics and the flute: Medical education should create humans who serve those in need, but politics challenge that very spirit today, by Abhi Subedi (kp 26/11/2017)

Talking through their hat: Many of the health care promises in the election manifestos are absurd and undoable, by Nirmal Kandel (kp 21/11/2017)

Province 2 fares poorly in health indicators: Only 65 percent of children between 12 and 23 months vaccinated, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/11/2017), Is Nepal well? Indicators released in 2016 health survey show that province specific intervention is needed (kp 15/11/2017)

President holds HPE Ordinance (kp 07/11/2017) [President supporting partisan interests?], Prez issues HPE Ordinance (kp 11/11/2017)

Health insurance made mandatory for all (ht 05/11/2017)

Scrapping of national medical college affiliation: Don’t implement Sept 6 decision, SC tells TU, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/11/2017) [???]

Lead exposure high among children’ (kp 30/10/2017)

Thalassaemia patients at high risk of infertility (ht 26/10/2017)

Focusing on innovation: Today’s medical school curricula need to incorporate core aspects of innovation to ensure quality health care, by Manoj Bhattarai (kp 20/10/2017)

Addressing roadblocks: Preparation is required to ensure possible challenges to the Health Insurance Bill do not hamper sustainability of health coverage, by Nirmal Kandel (kp 19/10/2017), Novel scheme: Implementation of the health insurance scheme will not be easy. It will not be sufficient to cover the health related problems of a family (ht 23/10/2017)

Nepal falls short on ‘right to sight’ goal (ht 13/10/2017)

MoE agrees to amend HPE Bill in line with Dr KC’s demand (kp 12/10/2017), Agitating Dr Govinda KC’s health deteriorating (ht 12/10/2017), UML, Maoist Centre MPs block HPE Bill: Government aborted its plan of tabling the bill after the UML and Maoist Centre warned of House obstruction (kp 13/10/2017) [Personal and party interests have absolute priority!], Bid to pass Medical Education Bill fails, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/10/2017), Dr KC names talks team of 51 members (rep 13/10/2017), HPE Bill’s fate hangs in the balance: Chances of its endorsement today, the last day of Parliament, slim, as it is not on the agenda, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/10/2017), Lawmakers cheated people: Dr KC (kp 14/10/2017), Rally taken out in support of Dr KC (ht 15/10/2017), ‘Dr KC may need emergency care as his health declines’ (kp 16/10/2017), Dr KC wants ordinance to enact health reforms (kp 18/10/2017), Dr KC breaks 13th fast after 14 days, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/10/2017), Govt set to enact law through ordinance: Dr KC’s representative says all major changes have been incorporated in the bill as suggested by experts, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/10/2017), The gadfly that will not go away: Dr KC has spent the past five years fighting for better healthcare, and now, finally, there is hope on the horizon, by Naresh Koirala (kp 23/10/2017), Government set to bring National Medical Education Ordinance (ht 23/10/2017), Medical education reforms: Govt decides to issue ordinance, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/10/2017)

Discussion held on migration health policy (kp 12/10/2017), Draft migration health policy discussed (ht 12/10/2017)

House nod to landmark bill to ensure universal health care, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/10/2017), House passes Health Insurance Bill (rep 11/10/2017)

Demanding our rights: Only through provision of basic services can the cycle of poverty be broken and the marginalised given a voice, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/10/2017)

Breast cancer cases on the rise in Nepal: Even men are suffering from breast cancer (ht 09/10/2017)

Health for all: We need rich debates to identify insurance structures that best suit individual provinces in new federal setup, by Bhagirath Yogi and Pramod R. Regmi (rep 08/10/2017)

Agitating doctors take out rally (ht 08/10/2017)

Bill tabled to set up medical academy in in Dang’s Ghorahi (kp 07/10/2017)

Law on cards to treat attacks on docs as non-bailable offence, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/10/2017), Wrong prescription: Holding doctors liable for medical errors is not the right way to handle the problem, by Amod Pyakuryal (kp 05/10/2017)

Dr KC submits 17-point memorandum to PM (kp 03/10/2017), Dr Govinda KC launches 13th hunger strike (kp 06/10/2017), Dr KC complains of muscle cramps, no talks held (ht 08/10/2017), Dr KC’s health deteriorates: Doctors administer supplemental oxygen to the fasting surgeon (kp 10/10/2017)

MPs preparing to rush through HPE BillIf passed in present form, it will directly benefit a handful of institutions; Lawmakers plan to put the Health Profession Education Bill to a vote in Parliament on Monday (kp 23/09/2017), Leaving out experts’ suggestions will have consequences: Dr KC (kp 24/09/2017)

KC warns of fresh hunger strike (kp 20/09/2017), Dr KC opposes revised Medical Education Bill, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 21/09/2017), Call for integrity: Lawmakers need to push HPE bill in line with recommendations from the Mathema report (kp 25/09/2017), Dr KC launches 12th hunger strike (kp 26/09/2017), Dr KC on fast-unto-death yet again: His main demand is incorporation of Medical Education Bill as per the Mathema-led panel’s recommendations, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 26/09/2017), Dr Govinda KC puts off his hunger strike (kp 28/09/2017)

Unhealthy lifestyle, eating habits leading cause of heart diseases (ht 17/09/2017)

‘Don’t let colleges hike MBBS fees’ (kp 11/09/2017)

NMA urges Deuba to scrap KNMC affiliation (kp 04/09/2017), Health ministry fails to send letter seeking action against KNMC (ht 05/09/2017), TU scraps National Medical College affiliation: Fresh inspection by a varsity-formed team finds facility without doctors, patients and staff (kp 07/09/2017)

Pacangel 17 operation provides some solace to Gorkha folk (kp 03/09/2017)

Renal failure rampant among migrants: 70 workers undergoing dialysis in National Kidney Centre, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 02/09/2017)

SWC biased in favour of Manmohan foundation? Okays its request to use Rs 4.7 billion of foreign funding for health project, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 30/08/2017)

Hefty Problems: Weight gain and obesity are an emerging and serious health issue among Nepali women, by Prabina Bhattarai (kp 27/08/2017)

Being Dr KC’s soldiers, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 25/08/2017)

TU panel ‘falsified’ National College inspection report, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/08/2017), National’s Ghattekulo hospital run illegally, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/08/2017), Cronyism to the maximum: Investigate the falsified report that granted KNMC affiliation and punish the guilty (kp 23/08/2017), Dr KC demands annulment of Kathmandu National affiliation, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/08/2017), Judgment enforcement body in dock, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/08/2017), Kathmandu national medical college scam: Dr KC gives govt 10 days to annul MBBS affiliation; Dr KC says PM Deuba, as the TU chancellor, should also take responsibility for granting affiliation to the KNMC (kp 28/08/2017), Kathmandu National Hospital will be shut: Health Ministry (kp 29/08/2017), Scrap affiliation of National Med College: NMA (kp 31/08/2018), National Medical College affiliation ‘put on hold’ (kp 03/09/2017)

Dr KC warns of fresh protest (kp 20/08/2017), Dr KC warns against new medical affiliation (kp 21/08/2017)

Nepal among countries with worst lungs (kp 18/08/2017)

Dr KC being treated in ICU: His heartbeats and oxygen saturation are slowly improving, say doctors involved in his treatment (kp 17/08/2017)

Go for the doctor: Time to start a public debate to stop lawmakers from profiteering at the expense of the people (kp 17/08/2017)

Dr KC breaks his fast, vows to continue fight: ‘Postpones’ protest in view of crisis triggered by floods and landslides, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/08/2017)

Parliamentary taskforce ignores Dr KC’s calls: Finalises HPE Bill with some crucial amendments, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/08/2017), Govt docs to boycott outpatient services (kp 11/08/2017), Medical services to be shut from today (ht 11/08/2017), Dr KC to continue fast unto death until his demands are met, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 11/08/2017), Genuine demands: The new law must ensure that all medical colleges impart quality education with service motive (ht 11/08/2017), Fresh changes in HPE Bill fail to convince Dr KC: Fasting surgeon says blanket ban on new medical schools in Valley for 10 years a must, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/08/2017), Resolute in determination, Dr KC refuses to budge, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/08/2017), Thousands participate in rally held to express solidarity with agitating Dr KC (ht 13/08/2017), Govt offers to buy Manmohan College: CPN-UML lawmaker Pandey turns down PM Deuba’s proposal, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/08/2017), Supporters of Dr KC start relay hunger strike in Pokhara (kp 15/08/2017), Dr KC’s strike continues: Parliamentary committee not to take up Medical Education Bill for endorsement (ht 15/07/2017)

A deal that disregards Dr KC’s demand: Colleges ‘that meet the criteria’ to get affiliation before HPE Bill passed, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/08/2017) [Long live corruption and selfish interests of politicians!!], Doctors’ associations threaten stern protests: Ask the government to address Dr KC’s demands without further delay (ht 10/08/2017)

Between right and wrong: Results from NMC’s licensing exam lends credence to Dr KC and the Mathema Committee (kp 09/08/2017)

Health insurance bill in House (kp 07/08/2017)

UML's conflict of interest in Manmohan Bill, by Deepak Dahal (rep 07/08/2017)

IoM giving final touches to its autonomy plan (kp 03/08/2017)

The Fight For Health Sector Reforms, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 02/08/2017), Health profession education bill: Jha feels heat from fellow UML MPs, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/08/2017), Health profession education: Panel to table bill for endorsement on Aug 7 (kp 03/08/2017), Parties agree to endorse HPE Bill in a week (kp 05/08/2017), Prime Minister Deuba dwells on Dr KC’s demands with Oli, Dahal (ht 05/08/2017), Hold decisive talks with Dr KC, NMA tells govt (ht 05/08/2017), Hundreds lend support to Dr KC (kp 06/08/2017), Rainbow of KC’s Satyagraha: Dr KC seeks to tear through the conundrum of self-serving political elites in government, by Abhi Subedi (kp 06/08/2017), Ex-CJ Karki joins rally in support of Dr KC (rep 06/08/2017), Lone Crusader Of Nepal’s Health Education, by David Kainee (rn 08/08/2017), 2 med schools to be affiliated before ban on new colleges (kp 08/08/2017), UML MPs, also patrons of MMIHS, block buyout (kp 08/08/2018), Dr KC’s health critical on 15th day of strike (ht 08/08/2017), NRDA submits letter to president (ht 08/08/2017), No headway in talks as Dr KC’s health continues to deteriorate (kp 09/08/2017)

More children suffering from eye cancer, by Anita Shrestha (ht 25/07/2017)

Civil society members urge Dr Govinda KC not to protest (kp 24/07/2017), Dr KC launches his 11th hunger strike (kp 25/07/2017), TI urges govt to immediately address Dr KC's demands (rep 26/07/2017), Govt forms talks team to address Dr KC’s demands (kp 28/07/2017), Team formed to monitor Dr KC’s health (kp 28/07/2017), Talks between govt panel and Dr KC ‘positive’ (kp 29/07/2017), Govt seeks more time to address demands (kp 30/07/2017), Hundreds stage rally in Kathmandu in support of Dr KC (rep 30/07/2017), Govt-Dr KC talks fail to make headway (kp 31/07/2017), House committee says HPE Bill top priority (kp 01/08/2017), Govt, Dr KC’s reps talk, make no headway (ht 01/08/2017), In support of Dr KC: TUTH resident docs to skip outpatient duties (kp 02/08/2017), Resident docs boycott OPD services, classes at TUTH (ht 03/08/2017), Politicians and profiteers: Fulfilling Dr KC’s demands would adversely affect financial interests of political leaders (kp 03/08/2017), Manmohan Adhikari Institute bill not killed despite pledge to Dr KC, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/08/2017)

Air pollution biggest health risk in urban areas (ht 30/04/2017)

28 percent of population affected by hypertension: report, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 29/04/2017)

Burns victims face humiliation (ht 24/04/2017)

Two years on, disability continues to stalk 2015 earthquake survivors (ht 24/04/2017)

Talking is easy: The greatest challenge in the health sector is making services available nationwide, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 20/04/2017)

276 revisions sought in health edu bill: MPs against 10-year moratorium on new medical colleges in Valley and only one in a district, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/04/2017)

Health minister’s new year resolution: To urge people to opt for healthy behaviours, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/04/2017), Yearlong national health campaign begins today (rep 14/04/2017), Govt launches campaign to promote healthy living (kp 15/04/2017)

Universal health coverage: Draft bill sent for deliberation (kp 13/04/2017), Government endorses health insurance bill (ht 13/04/2017)

Health, population summit today (kp 10/04/2017)

A mysterious rash of kidney failures: There is an alarming increase in renal failures among Nepali migrants working in the searing heat of the Gulf, by Om Astha Rai (nt 07/04/2017)

Health profession education bill: House committee holds discussion with experts; Among major reforms, the bill proposes a 10-year moratorium on establishing new medical, dental and nursing colleges in Kathmandu Valley (kp 06/04/2017)

Partnership with academic institutions is the key: Minister Thapa (ht 06/04/2017) [interview]

Pesticide use: Health hazards, by Bharati Adhikari Jha (ht 05/04/2017)

Medical Education Bill criticised (ht 01/04/2017)

Internet addiction high among undergrads (kp 30/03/2017), Cyber psychopathology: Growing internet penetration comes with its own share of problems (kp 31/03/2017)

A healthy health policy: The govt should make medical education more accessible and ensure fair distribution of doctors (kp 29/03/2017)

Minister of my health: The curious case of Gagan Thapa, by Biswas Baral (rep 17/03/2017)

How WHO can support health: Despite unprecedented positive health outcomes, Nepal continues to have many challenges to overcome, by David Nabarro (kp 10/03/2017)

Report and Reality: Melamchi environment plan only on paper, Lack of proper implementation a threat to public health (rep 08/03/2017)

Govt to bring medical labs under regulatory framework soon (rep 08/03/2017)

Haze hampers visibility, gives rise to lung problems (ht 28/02/2017)

Health ministry drafts bill to regulate alcohol consumption (ht 27/02/2017)

Injury prevention: National priority issue, by Bhaskar Raj Pant, Abha Shrestha and Dan Schwarz (ht 21/02/2017)

'Traffic police suffer most from air pollution', by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2017)

Dispute between NDSA, NDHA continues (ht 15/02/2017)

Fixing the basics: Can you imagine? We don’t have statistics on how many health workers we currently have and where they are placed, by Gagan Thapa (rep 11/02/2017)

Smoking among teenagers in Nepal is rising fast!, by Prasansha Rimal (rep 11/02/2017)

Dust Pollution: Playing Havoc With Life, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/02/2017)

Open defecation in Everest poses risk of health hazard, by Radha Dhungana (rep 09/02/2017)

Long-distance medicine: Lack of Internet access and low bandwidth slows spread of telemedicine in Nepal’s remote areas, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/02/2017)

Diplomacy and health: Nepal should focus on how our people can benefit from the country’s involvement in ‘health diplomacy’, by Illa Mainali (kp 01/02/2017)

Cases of high-altitude sickness rising among Nepali trekkers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/01/2017)

Occupational hazard: Being a traffic police in Kathmandu certainly isn’t easy, but increasingly, it also is very lethal, by Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 28/01/2017)

Health insurance: Failure to identify poor affects plan, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/01/2017)

Use of heavy metals in toys affecting children’s health (ht 24/01/2017)

VC posts in 3 med academies: Panel starts review of application (kp 22/01/2017)

Running out of patience: Unresolved medical malpractice claims have been piling up due to lack of judges, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 22/01/2017)

Health Ministry to set up labs in all 7 provinces (rep 18/01/2017)

‘Valley traffic cops face several health threats’, by Samipa Khanal (kp 16/01/2017)

MoH receives over 10 applications for VC posts at three health academies, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/01/2017)

Dr KC serves 3-week ultimatum to govt to implement deals: In the agreement signed  in December, the govern-ment pledged to form  a judicial commission to look into anomalies in the medical education sector (kp 08/01/2017), SC denies stay order on govt-Dr KC pact (kp 16/01/2017), Govt flouts two crucial agreements signed with Dr KC (kp 18/01/2017)

10 doctors’ associations against TU Senate decision (kp 07/01/2017)

Dispute at IoM ends after 6-point pact: IoM officials and its  faculty members agree to open discussion on the dean appointment criteria set by Dr Ramesh Kanta Adhikari-led panel (kp 27/12/2016)

Probe into wrong MBBS results: Govt to PAHS: Conduct practical exam again (kp 26/12/2016)

Patients with respiratory problems up, by Arjun Poudel (ht 26/12/2016)

Govt unveils strategy to address inequalities in health sector (kp 16/12/2016)

Hospital: Kesang Tseten’s latest film tells the story of how dedicated doctors strive valiantly to save lives in remote Nepal, by Jessica Cortis (nt 16/12/2016)

ANNISU-R padlocks medical colleges, VC offices (rep 16/12/2016)

Probe into PAHS results: Recheck answer sheets or hold fresh test: Panel (kp 15/12/2016)

Economically weak, underprivileged families deprived of health insurance in Kailali (ht 13/12/2016)

Govt takes ownership of deals with Dr KC: Decides to abort process to grant affiliation to B&C Medical College (kp 12/12/2016)

Reforming The Medical Sector, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 10/12/2016)

Universal health coverage: Introducing Social Health Security Act is laudable but govt should beware pitfalls (kp 08/12/2016)

Health insurance plan could hit a wall over identification of poor, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/12/2016)

PAHS examination: Govt launches probe into MBBS entrance results (kp 05/12/2016)

Implement it: Now the ball is in the government’s court; It should see that all agreements are implemented and that Dr. KC may not have to go on hunger strike for the eleventh time (ht 05/12/2016), Honour deal: Govt should resolve issues that Dr KC has been raising once and for all (kp 07/12/2016), Govt flouts deal it reached with Dr KC: Starts process to grant affiliation to a medical college in Jhapa; Makes mockery of the pact that calls for halting all affiliations, by Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 08/12/2016), Dr KC urges govt to take ownership of all deals (kp 11/12/2016)

Dr KP Singh steps down as IoM dean, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/12/2016), Dr Agrawal appointed new IoM dean (kp 04/12/2016), Dean Agrawal still barred from office, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 17/12/2016)

A sick system: Dr KC’s campaign to reform the country’s medical education sector deserves widespread support, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 02/12/2016), Medical anomalies spawned by weak governance: Dr Pokhrel, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/12/2016)

IoM lays down fee structure: IoM has asked medical colleges affiliated to it to charges Rs 3.5 million for MBBS course in the Valley and Rs 3.85 million outside the Valley (kp 27/11/2016), Bad medicine: Expensive medical education is infusing  commercial elements into a critical service sector (kp 28/11/2016)

Initiative launched to increase people’s access to high-quality medicine (ht 26/11/2016)

TU forms panel to look into IoM dean appointment row (kp 24/11/2016), IoM to students: Abide by campus rules: Warns of stern action if ‘they support Dr KC’ (kp 24/112016), Dr. KC ‘s Hunger Strike: Govt Apathy Exposed, by Mukti Rijal (rn 24/11/2016), TUTH resident doctors to skip OPD duties (kp 25/11/2016), Resident docs halt OPD services at TUTH (ht 26/11/2016), Hundreds affected by residents' OPD boycott (ht 26/11/2016), Team formed to talk to Dr KC (kp 27/11/2016), Talks with Dr KC  inconclusive: The government representative say Dr KC’s primary demand for reappointment of the IoM dean and the  TU VC’s suspension would be discussed with the  ministers before Monday’s meeting (kp 28/11/2016), NHRC appeals for Dr KC’s life (kp 29/11/2016), Dr KC may be shifted to ICU while talks fail: Docs to protests in street and hospitals from Wednesday, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (29/11/2016), Concerns grow over Dr KC’s health as fast enters 17th day, by Manish Gautam (kp 30/11/2016), Third day of talks on Dr KC's demands get nowhere (rep 30/11/2016), Dr KC’s hunger strike: 18th day: Govt docs warn of halting services from today, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/12/2016), 4th day talks with Dr KC futile, likely to be conclusive today (rep), Jajarkot medics halt health service: Jhapa youths start hunger protest; KU students, staff show support (kp 01/12/2016), Our moral obligation to save Dr KC’s life, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 01/12/2016), Govt doctors halt services to exert pressure to fulfil demands (kp 02/12/2016), NHRC urges doctors to end strike (ht 03/12/2016), Dr KC to end hunger strike today, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/12/2016), Dr KC ends 22-day fast after deal, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/12/2016)

NMA warns of nationwide protest in support of fasting surgeon KC (kp 22/11/2016)

Govt hospitals won’t entertain ‘illegal’ nursing colleges: Thapa; Many nursing colleges  are found to have been operating without their own health institutes (kp 18/11/2016)

More patients losing eyesight due to diabetes, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/11/2016)

Ad hoc decision: The best way of taking care of the problem of footing the high medical bills would be to bring a universal medical insurance policy (ht 15/11/2016))

KC warns of 10th hunger strike from today (kp 13/11/2016), TU appoints Dr. KP Singh IoM dean amid controversy: Dr KC begins hunger strike demanding sack for TU VC Khaniya, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/11/2016), Dr KC on fast against new IoM dean (kp 14/11/2016), What does the IoM dean issue mean? Orthopedic surgeon Govinda KC’s protracted fight against ‘political hand-picking’ continues (kp 16/11/2016), 101+ days on hunger strike and still counting (rep 16/11/2016), Lone shining star: It is time others stepped in to assist Dr KC’s fight against corruption in medical education (kp 17/11/2016), TUTH resident docs express solidarity with Dr KC: Dr KC urges Dr Singh to resign for a good cause (rep 17/11/2016), Dr KC's condition worsens (rep 18/11/2016), IoM docs to boycott academic activities in support of Dr KC (kp 19/11/2016), Minister in bid to address Dr KC’s issues (kp 20/11/2016), ‘Won’t end fast until demands met’ (kp 21/11/2016), Dr KC’s condition worsens on ninth day of strike (rep 22/11/2016)

Breast cancer spreading at alarming rate (ht 03/11/2016)

None of my demands have been addressed in a meaningful way, interview with Govinda KC (kp 31/10/2016)

Govt's health insurance plan for all makes feeble start: Only 18,000 sign up, 2,200 get insurance compensation in three months, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/10/2016)

Way cleared for construction of medical college (ht 27/10/2016)

Mathema committee recommendation flouted: IoM allocates colleges more dental seats, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/10/2016)

Panel formed to study status of medical education sector (ht 20/10/2016)

Minster Thapa assures of fulfilling Dr KC's demands, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 19/10/2016)

Nepal should adopt global health policy: UN Under-Secy General (rep 18/10/2016)

Dr KC warns of fresh fast (kp 14/10/2016)

Saving lives: Right policies can make a well-rounded transplant programme in the country a reality, by Rabindra Gurung (kp 14/10/2016)

Federalisation of health sector: Panel to recommend service restructuring; Taskforce will produce a vision paper that details the status of the health sector in federal Nepal (kp 09/10/2016)

NHRC appeals for Dr KC’s life (kp 05/10/2016), TUTH resident docs boycotting all services except emergency (ht 06/10/2016), Surgeon on hunger strike: 11th day; Govt turns blind eye to Dr KC’s empty stomach battle (kp 07/10/2016), Minister Gagan Thapa urges Dr KC to end fast-unto-death: Promises to fulfill demands in reasonable fashion (rep 07/10/2016), Dr KC ends fast, plans another after Dashain (kp 08/10/2016)

Karnali blues: Addressing health inequalities is a political agenda, with the conceptualization of health as a development agenda, by Geha Nath Khanal (rep 04/10/2016)

Health for all: It is possible to significantly improve poor people’s access to healthcare through health insurance, by Purna B. Thapa (rep 03/10/2016)

National Med Edu Bill sent to House panel (kp 30/09/2016)

Income generating plan for those who sold kidneys (ht 30/09/2016)

‘Air pollution major killer in Nepal’, by Pragati Shahi (kp 28/09/2016), WHO calls for improving air quality: 9,940 dies from pollution-related causes in Nepal last year (ht 28/09/2016), Slow killer: Urgent steps are necessary to control the country’s disturbing level of air pollution (kp 29/09/2016)

Belated realisation: A social research ethics body will ensure protection of the rights of respondents, by Amrita Limbu (kp 28/09/2016)

Dr KC on ninth hunger strike (kp 27/09/2016), Cabinet fails to dwell on Dr KC’s demands (kp 28/09/2016), Unhealthy politics: Govinda KC is once more using hunger to strike at the heart of the mafia that runs this country’s medical industrial complex (nt 30/09/2016), On sixth day of fast, Dr KC in frail health (kp 02/10/2016), Resident doctors throw their weight behind fasting Dr KC: Announce to skip OPD services n Ask govt to address his demands (kp 04/10/2016), Resident docs at TUTH to boycott OPD from Today, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 04/10/2016)

MBBS fees proposed to start at Rs3.4m: Taskforce sets Rs4.6 million as the maximum fee (kp 26/09/2016)

Don’t forget them: Problem of Alzheimer’s disease in the country is bound to worsen with the increase in life expectancy, by Sharad Koirala (kp 20/09/2016)

Dr KC warns of yet another hunger strike (kp 19/09/2016), Dr KC’s call for health sector reforms is legitimate, interview with Health Minister Gagan Thapa (kp 19/09/2016), Dr KC puts off hunger strike (kp 20/09/2016), All Eyes On Gagan Thapa: Fixing Health Sector Challenging, by Mukti Rijal (rn 22/09/2016)

877 people buy health insurance (kp 16/09/2016)

Health Profession Education Bill tabled in Parliament, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/09/2016), Clean bill of health: PM and health minister seem committed to reforming much corrupt medical education (kp 15/09/2016)

Medical education reform: PM fiat to halt affiliations, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/09/2016)

Dr KC warns of another hunger strike (kp 11/09/2016)

An open letter: Significant reforms are required to improve Nepal’s health landscape, by Amit Aryal (kp 09/09/2016)

Snakebite cases up with rising temperature (ht 08/09/2016)

Nepal making good progress against NTDs, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/09/2016)

Nepal reiterates its commitment to fight NCDs, by Manish Gautam (kp 06/09/2016)

Dr KC warns of another fast (kp 04/09/2016)

Manmohan seeks two months to finalise sale (kp 01/09/2016)

Brick kilns pose risk to health and environment (ht 01/09/2016)

PM to ‘take initiatives’ to address Dr KC’s demands (kp 27/08/2016), Thapa vows to address Dr KC’s demands (kp 27/08/2016), Great expectations: He will be judged on the basis of whether he, as health minister, will be able to address the key issues raised by Dr Govinda KC, by Mahabir Paudyal (kp 31/08/2016)

Decision on MMIHS sale likely next week, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/08/2016)

Dr KC, supporters protest outside Baluwatar (kp 21/08/2016)

Health and development: Some improvement, by Yagya B. Karki (ht 18/08/2016)

8-member committee formed to revise fee: Shiva Kumar Rai-led panel to make recommendation in two weeks (kp 11/08/2016), Implement agreement: Dr KC Alliance (kp 11/08/2016)

Truth and madness: Dr KC, who was branded as mad by a constitutional body in Kathmandu, reached out to the flood victims in Tarai to offer them free treatment, by Dinesh Sapkota and Shankar Tiwari (rep 10/08/2016)

Rural Gorkha relies on chopper during emergency, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 09/08/2016)

Dr KC, supporters step up pressure, by Manish Gautam (kp 31/07/2016)

Risks of zoonoses: There should be greater awareness about the origin and transmission of these diseases to prevent an epidemic, by Nirajan Niroula (kp 29/07/2016)

Pvt med colleges protest govt deal with Dr KC (kp 28/07/2016)

Health should not be for wealth: Parliament needs to take a new look at the Health Bill and form a committee to investigate the abuse of authority, by Binita Dahal (nt 22/07/2016)

Medical colleges The mathematics, by Shiva Aryal (ht 21/07/2016)

Operation quack: Investigation should be completed soon and the public have to be assured that the medical sector is clean, by Subhas Lamichhane (kp 17/07/2016)

Numbers of cancer, cardiac and kidney patients increasing in Jhapa (ht 16/07/2016)

Down's syndrome cases on rise in Nepal (rep 13/07/2016)

Dr KC on 8th fast amid pressure: Meeting between KC’s aides and PM Oli indecisive, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/07/2016), Regretful times: Dr Govinda KC’s fight for reforms in medical education deserves praise (kp 12/07/2016), Hospital apathy worries NHRC (kp 14/07/2016), KC’s condition worsens (kp 15/07/2016), Truth be told: Govinda KC may be stubborn, but he is a hermit who has done little else in life besides good things to help people in pain, by Bidushi Dhungel (nt 15/07/2016), Cabinet approves HPEC Bill (kp 16/07/2016), Team formed to monitor Dr Govinda KC (kp 16/07/2016), The lone crusader: Dr KC’s demands must not fall on deaf ears again; The surgeon’s call for reforms in the medical sector must be heard, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/07/2016), KC and cause, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 16/07/2016), Hundreds rally in Capital in support of fasting doc: A close aide to Dr KC says voluntary outpouring of support for the cause was encouraging (kp 17/07/2016), Private hospitals, doctors protest against Dr KC (kp 18/07/2016), Parliamentary committee members meet Dr KC: Ask government to address the surgeon’s demands, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/07/2016), Resident docs to boycott OPD (kp 19/07/2016), 12 supporters of Dr KC held (kp 20/07/2016), Do it already: The govt must put an end to its apathy towards Dr KC’s demands and his health (kp 20/07/2016), With Dr KC: Nepal’s medical sector has been marred by malpractice, which in turn has reduced the trust of common people, by David Kainee (rep 20/07/2016), 3-member govt team to hold talks with Dr KC: Speaker visits fasting doc, promises to raise his demands in Parliament (kp 21/07/2016), Rally in support of Dr Govinda KC (ht 21/07/2016), Govt still turning deaf ear to Dr KC: Resident docs, by Arjun Poudel (rep 21/07/2016), Three lawmakers register proposal at Parliament: Seek to hold discussion on fasting doctor’s demands, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/07/2016), Hungry for reform: Nearly two weeks into Govinda KC’s hunger strike, political parties are still unwilling to listen to his demands, by Tufan Neupane And Ramu Sapkota (nt 22/07/2016), Dr KC to call off fast after govt agrees to meet some demands, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/07/2016), People power: Dr KC’s call for reform in medical sector has resonated most with youth for a good reason (kp 25/07/2016), Dr KC ends his hunger strike after 16 days, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/07/2016)

Under the microscope: How a routine licensing examination snowballed into one of the biggest scandals in Nepal’s medical history, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/07/0216)

Health insurance scheme extended to Ilam, Baglung (kp 01/07/2016)

Regulating Medical Services: Key To Curbing Unethical Practices, by Mukti Rijal (rn 23/06/2016)

A pipe dream: Recent amendment to the law allowing the use of kidneys from a clinically dead patient is a step in the right direction, by Manoj Bhattarai (kp 17/06/2016)

Will it work? The policy provides subsides to the poor and marginalized based on their identity cards. But first how will one obtain this card?, by Geha Nath Khanal (rep 16/06/2016)

Manmohan Institute of Health Sciences: Deliberation over bill sees fresh controversy (kp 15/06/2016)

Health insurance: 8,000 households enrol in govt scheme; Under the current scheme, a household of five has to pay Rs 2,500 in annual insurance premium and each additional household member will have pay Rs 425 (kp 14/06/2016)

Most cancer patients from Kathmandu Valley (kp 14/06/2016)

One village, one doctor: Docs urge govt to upgrade facilities to maximise use; The govt will need around 3,900 students to deploy one doctor in each village, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/06/2016)

Gender changing status: Medical board asks for detailed report (kp 07/06/2016)

Chest patients to double in thirteen years, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 07/06/2016)

High pollution levels: Respiratory problems among kids ‘on rise’ (kp 31/05/2016)

Saving lives: A surge in the number of hospitals, medical schools and medical graduates has done little to help patients in rural Nepal, by Manoj Bhattarai (kp 31/05/2016)

Health Ministry taken all by surprise: Establishing kidney centre in Bhaktapur, increasing insurance coverage were not discussed, by Manish Gautam (kp 30/05/2016)

Medical malpractices: Graft case filed against 12 (kp 21/05/2016)

Nepal free of maternal and neonatal tetanus (ht 20/05/2016)

20% Valley Population thought to have high BP: Norvic (rep 19/05/2016)

Health inequality: Constitutional provisions do not mean much if they are not implemented, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/05/2016)

Health edu final act draft handed to PM (kp 13/05/2016), Health profession education commission: Private med college owners object to bill draft (kp 15/05/2016)

Govt urged to use forensic experts from pvt med colleges (kp 08/05/2016)

Wildfire smoke poses health hazards (ht 04/05/2016)

Health Profession Education Act final draft ready: HPEC to submit the document to PM this week (kp 02/05/2016)

‘SRH services should continue’ (ht 01/05/2016)

Health facilities across country lack essential medicines, by Arjun Poudel (rep 28/04/2016)

Health is wealth: While the government is unable to spend the entire health budget, people are languishing without proper healthcare, by Jeeban Ghimire (kp 26/04/2016)

Steady strives in public health in Far-West, by Arun Bam (rep 26/04/2016)

WHO calls for better emergency preparedness (ht 23/04/2016)

NMA demands health secy with med background: Nepal Medical Association warns government of stern protest, including shuttings down of health facilities, if its demand is not met (kp 21/04/2016)

Building back healthier: Non-governments work with government to overhaul medical services in quake-hit districts, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 15/04/2016)

19 med schools operating without registration: MoH; Jurisdiction ambiguities give medical school owners the latitude to run their institutes unregistered (kp 11/04/2016)

Moratorium on medical schools in Valley proposed (kp 10/04/2016)

Pvt med colleges ‘breaching’ NMC admission rules, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/04/2016)

Govt committee advises against MMIHS takeover, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/03/2016)

Insomnia becoming chronic in Nepal: Earthquake, Indian blockade partly to blame, by Arjun Poudel (rep 24/03/2016)

NDSA demands jobs for dentists in hospitals (ht 21/03/2016)

Dr KC postpones planned hunger strike (kp 02/03/2016)

Question looms over NMC exam, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/02/2016)

26 deaths in two months have locals worried, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 29/01/2016)

Dr KC warns of another death fast (ht 21/01/2016), Warned, govt forms med education commission (kp 23/01/2016),
Govt forms Medical Education Commission (ht 23/01/2016), Govt forms new commission to address Dr KC’s demands, by Sangeet Sangroula (ht 23/01/2016), Dr KC waits another week for protest fast (kp 26/01/2016)

Health sector’s post-quake response under review: Authorities hope to use the results to determine ways to deal with future disasters effectively (kp 15/01/2016)

Old couple sightless, homeless, helpless, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 04/01/2016)

Private medical schools amassing profits at cost of quality, interview with Arjun Karki (kp 04/01/2016)

Beyond borders: The current blockade poses an acute threat to the public health gains made by Nepal, by Jaya Lamichhane (kp 25/11/2015)

Study shows health sector is facing serious crisis (ht 10/11/2015)

Silent threat: Lead affects the health of all population  groups and, more specifically, children, by Ram Charitra Sah (kp 03/11/2015)

Indian blockade may derail progress in health sector, by Arjun Poudel (rep 31/10/2015)

Dr KC urges PM Koirala to implement agreements (kp 06/10/2015)

Medical education in jeopardy: Five months after the earthquakes, it is now the educational services provided by hospitals that are taking a hit: institutions with damaged infrastructure are reducing student-intake numbers, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/10/2015)

NAMS, BPKIHS denied super speciality course: NMC decision draws flak; Docs say council ‘weakening govt bodies', by Manish Gautam (kp 02/10/2015)

Dr KC ends hunger strike: The orthopaedic surgeon fighting for medical education reforms says his protest should not add to woes of the country (kp 30/09/2015)

TUTH docs join Dr KC on strike, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/09/2015)

Norvic: Urban population at greater risk of heart diseases (ht 28/09/2015)

HPEC vice-chairman resigns (kp 26/09/2015)

Something in the air: Due to air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases continue to rise in the Valley, by Sandhya Regmi (kp 25/09/2015)

Private medical schools object to council’s list of ‘fake faculty members’, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/09/2015)

Govt response to his demands fails to impress Dr KC (ht 19/09/2015), Dr KC begins another fast (kp 20/09/2015), Dr KC death fast fails to draw govt’s attention (kp 22/09/2015)

Health profession education commission: Cabinet meet today to take decision (kp 16/09/2015), Health Profession Education Commission: Govt picks names for regulatory body; Education minister chosen as chair in breach of Mathema panel recommendations, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/09/2015)

The rot within: Private medical colleges have been wrongly thought to be cost-effective and efficient, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 14/09/2015)

MBBS scholarships on basis of IoM merit list, by Kokila KC (ht 14/09/2015)

Manufacturing fake doctors: The country’s medical education system is infested by corrupt investors with political protection, by Ramu Sapkota (nt 11/09/2015)

Nepal among high-burden leprosy countries: WHO calls for renewal of efforts to eliminate tropical diseases (ht 11/09/2015)

Do it already: The government must immediately form the Health Profession Education Commission as promised to Dr KC (kp 09/09/2015), Dr KC warns another strike (kp 09/09/2015), Dr KC threatens to resume strike: To wait till tomorrow for implementation of 11-point deal (ht 09/09/2015), Dr KC postpones his scheduled hunger strike till September 18 (ht 12/09/2015), A broken system: Govt’s failure to keep its promises to Dr KC raises questions about its sincerity (kp 14/09/2015)

Private medical colleges warn of hospital closure, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/09/2015)

In pursuit of health: The public will be closely watching how the government will implement its agreement with Dr Govinda KC, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 08/09/2015)

Medical edu irregularities: RPP-N cadres register complaint at CIAA (kp 05/09/2015)

Mathema report implementation in progress: MoE (ht 01/09/2015), Health profession education policy: Govt disagrees with key issues, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/09/2015), Cabinet decides to address Dr KC’s genuine demands (ht 02/09/2015), Medical colleges’ staff threaten to intensify stir (ht 02/09/2015), Dr KC: Govt decison is against Mathema report, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/09/2015), No new medical college for now: Govt (ht 03/09/2015), CA members say Mathema report biased (ht 03/09/2015), No headway in talks to end Dr KC’s ongoing hunger strike (ht 04/09/2015), Govt-Dr KC’s supporters talks ends on 'positive note', by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/09/2015), Talks ‘positive’ but much still left to agree (kp 04/09/2015), Talks between Dr KC and govt inconclusive, by Arjun Poudel (rep 03/09/2015), Govt, Dr KC’s reps reach deal: Fasting doctor to have final say (kp 05/09/2015), Govt, Dr KC’s team agree on six-point deal (ht 05/09/2015), Dr KC refuses to compromise on demands, by Arjun Poudel (rep 05/09/2015), Govt, Dr KC reach 11-pt deal, by Manish Gautam (kp 06/09/2015), Dr KC pins hope on apex medical body, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/09/2015), Dr KC ends 14-day hunger strike after 11-point accord, by Arjun Poudel (rep 07/09/2015), Dr KC’s supporters feel betrayed as govt drags feet (rep 08/09/2015)

Dr KC stages hunger strike for sixth time, slams power-sharing (ht 25/08/2015), Dr KC continues with fast-unto-death: Medical stakeholders express their solidarity (ht 27/08/2015), OPMCM expresses concern about Dr KC’s hunger strike (ht 27/08/2015), Dr KC's condition getting worse: Docs (rep 29/08/2015), ‘We won’t agree with just deals’, by Manish Gautam (kp 30/08/2015), Docs halt OPD services (kp 31/08/2015), KC gathers support in protest (kp 01/09/2015), TUTH to postpone scheduled surgeries (rep)

Health profession education policy: Contentious issues remain unresolved, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/08/2015), Action plan to implement Mathema report submitted (ht 23/08/2015)

Moment of truth: Only win-win solution for all is the unconditional and total implementation of Mathema Report, by Jiwan Kshetry (rep 19/08/2015)

KC to stage another fast-unto-death (kp 12/08/2015), Dr KC postpones protest: Government pledges to implement past agreements (kp 13/08/2015), Dr KC puts off fast-unto-death protest (ht 13/08/2015)

Health profession education policy (kp 09/07/2015), Policy report leaves medical fraternity deeply divided (kp 11/08/2015)

Govt unveils health edu policy report, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/08/2015), Policy report made public (ht 05/08/2015), Govt pledges to implement Mathema report in 30 days, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 05/08/2015), What ails medical education in Nepal? Nepal needs at least 28,000 doctors, while only 14,000 doctors are registered, and a mere 7,000 are available in the country (ht 06/08/2015)

Fall injuries major public health concern in Nepal (ht 23/07/2015)

Focus on vulnerable populations (ht 11/07/2015)

Adolescents not getting friendly health services, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 11/07/2015)

Quake-hit children face sanitation, health risk (ht 01/07/2015)

Lawmakers seek more budget for health (ht 29/06/2015)

Rs 14.7 million required for health, population sector (ht 24/06/2015)

Earthquake could jeopardise millennium health goals: MoHP; Programmes for safe motherhood, child and neonatal health could be affected, states MoHP study (kp 17/06/2015)

Opportunity To Rebuild Resilient, Equitable Health Systems, by Poonam Khetrapal Singh (rn 06/06/2015)

Health sector suffers loss of Rs 3b: Report, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/06/2015)

Training medics for large-scale emergency (kp 31/05/2015)

‘Quake may jeopardise progress in health sector’, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/05/2015)

WHO says committed to supporting Nepal (ht 08/05/2015)

‘Make health services fair, accessible’ (ht 12/04/2015)

Expert says country must set sustainable health development goals, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 12/04/2015)

An experiment with truth: Dr KC’s satyagraha boiled down to providing quality health services, and at an affordable cost, by Deepak Thapa (kp 09/04/2015)

Silent killers: Contamination of drinking water by toxic metal ions can have disastrous consequences, including cancer, by Kosh P. Neupane (kp 09/04/2015)

Number of children suffering from diabetes on the rise (ht 06/04/2015)

Dr. KC And Ailing Medical Sector, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 01/04/2015), Nationwide strike in health services begins today, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 01/04/2015)

Degrees of doctoring: High costs of medical education prompt doctors to charge high fees for medical services, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 30/03/2015)

China-given ambulances gather dust, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 29/03/2015)

Money and medicine: The doctor has become more like a hotel employee who works to generate profit for the employer, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 24/03/2015)

Teku’s BSL-3 lab awarded WHO certification: A team of experts visited and inspected the facility at National Public Health Laboratory in Jan (ht 14/02/2015)

Health service anomaly: MR-doctor brawl over commission, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 08/02/2015)

Govt lifts internship ban for graduates from China (kp 05/02/2015), MBBS graduates from China allowed internships: Only those who studied under MoE scholarship can work as interns (ht 05/02/2015)

Govt working to bring health insurance programme: MoHP (ht 01/02/2015)

Overcoming resistance: Unless urgent measures are taken to combat antibiotic resistance in developing countries like Nepal, there is risk of a pandemic, by Raj Kumar Thapa (kp 01/02/2015)

Antibiotic resistance: The growth of an unwelcome guest in Nepal, by Buddha Basnyat and Hellen Gelband (nt 23/01/2015), “Patients are impatient”: Over-commercialisation of medical care and impoverishment spread antibiotic resistance in Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 23/01/2015)

Colour of health: The new standard of 90 ppm lead in paints will ultimately help eliminate leaded paint from Nepal, by Ram Charitra Sah (kp 20/01/2015)

Experts discuss osteoporosis (ht 19/01/2015)

Physician, heal thyself: Test preparation centres for medical entrance exams need to be brought under government scrutiny, by Arun Bhattarai (kp 13/01/2015)

Medical college affiliation: Maoist lawmakers: Review decision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/01/2015), ‘Kathmandu University covering up truth’ (kp 12/01/2015), KC demands action against KU officials (ht 12/01/2015)

A dangerous data gap: Invisible particles cause health risks for Kathmandu’s residents, but poor data means we do not know how bad the situation really is, by Gyanu Adhikari (kp 05/01/2015)

The state has its role in delivery of basic health, education, interview with Ramesh Kanta Adhikari (kp 05/01/2015), Health education policy: Drafting panel gets down to work, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

Nepal 2022 Demographic and Health Survey. Summary Report, by Ministry of Health and Population

Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2022. Key Indicators Report, by Ministry of Health and Population

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