Unidentified dead bodies of males six-fold higher than femalesBy Mahima Devkota
It has been observed that the unclaimed dead bodies of males are six-fold higher than the unclaimed bodies of females across the country. The seven-year data obtained from Nepal Police showed that the ratio of the unclaimed dead bodies of females to males is 1:6.
Govt. prepares for administering booster dose to above 60, immunosuppressed peopleBy Mahima Devkota
The government has planned to administer the booster dose (third dose) for immunosuppressed people and people above 60 years from the available vaccination centres that are currently running the vaccination campaign against COVID-19.
Govt. to vaccinate 12-18 years children in 57 districts from December 19By Mahima Devkota
The Government is going to administer the Moderna vaccine to children between 12 and 18 years from December 19 in 57 districts across the country.
COVID booster shots recommended by health expertsBy Mahima Devkota
Health Experts have said that there is a dire need for the COVID-19 booster shots to cope with the new Coronavirus variant, ‘Omicron’.
Nepal conducting gene sequencing, no Omicron variant detected so farBy Mahima Devkota
Nepal is stepping up to detect the new variant, “Omicron virus,” via gene sequencing in positive cases of SARS-CoV-2. Cases of the Omicron variant virus have not been detected in the country so far.
Experts warn new variant might spread across Nepal due to open bordersBy Mahima Devkota
Experts have warned that the new Coronavirus variant ‘Omicron’ detected in Africa might spread across Nepal because of the regular International flights and the open border.
Students taking no-objection letters for abroad study reduced to halfBy Mahima Devkota
The number of students who had taken no-objection letters to abroad study for graduate and undergraduate programs has reduced to 50 per cent in comparison to pre-pandemic following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Female sterilisation fourfold higher than malesBy Mahima Devkota
According to the data of Family Planning and RH section under Department of Health Services (DoHS), a total of 12,793 females are recorded to be new users of sterilisation in the fiscal year 2077/78 than 3597 recorded new male users of sterilisation.
Children doubly affected by COVID-19 and lockdownBy Mahima Devkota
As per the survey, COVID-19 and lockdown have a double impact on children in limiting their access to education, health services, nutritious food, and safety.
Open Defecation still widely practised in NepalBy Mahima Devkota
It has been two years since Nepal was declared an open defecation-free (ODF) country, but open defecation is still widely practised to date in many places.