Ensure affordable health services to elderlies: geriatriciansBy Mahima Devkota
"For this, along with government policies, families must ensure that the elderlies have health insurance after they reach a certain age. This will help minimize financial burden as well as ensure that any disease of elderlies is not left unchecked,"
Nepal targets to reduce Rabies cases to zero by 2030By Mahima Devkota
Nepal has set a target to reduce Rabies cases to zero by the year 2030. “For that, Nepal has initiated administering free anti-Rabies vaccines to all the primary health centres across the country for two years in order to reach the target of zero rabies cases by 2030.”
Separation anxiety can be seen in children as schools re-openBy Mahima Devkota
With the resumption of school after almost one and a half years of online class sessions, Arpan Poudel, aged 12, a Seventh-grader, from Kausaltar, ward 2, Bhaktpur is worried about returning to school. He said, “I am used to studying online and spending free time with family members. Now, I am afraid that I will lose all my family time.”
Murder cases within family increase more than double in a yearBy Mahima Devkota
The cases of murders within families have increased more than double in the fiscal year 2077/78 in comparison to the fiscal year 2076/77. Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), cases of murders within families on the fiscal year 2077/78 stands at 409 and was 201 in the fiscal year 2076/77.
Routine immunisation decreases due to COVID-19By Mahima Devkota
The routine vaccine coverage of the country has spiralled down in the post-pandemic period in comparison to the pre-pandemic. Of the 12 types of vaccines that are generally administered as the routine vaccine in Nepal, the administration of seven antigens has gone down in the post-pandemic period, as per the data of the department of health services (DoHS).
4.4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccines arrive from ChinaBy Mahima Devkota
4.4 million doses of the Vero Cell vaccine have arrived in Nepal via Nepal Airlines from China at 1.30 PM on Friday.
Ophthalmologists warn of vision loss from SHAPUBy Mahima Devkota
Ophthalmologists have warned that Seasonal hyperacute panuveitis (SHAPU) an eye disease can be fatal and severe enough to lose the eyesight within 48 hours of contraction if not contact the doctor at the earliest.
Bagmati Province running out of COVID-19 vaccine, only 1,800 doses remaining in HetaudaBy Mahima Devkota
All the COVID-19 vaccines that have been supplied to Bagmati Province are being cleared out. Of the 2,468,700 doses, total vaccines supplied, only 1,800 in the Heatuda district are remaining. According to Bade Babu Thapa, Senior Pharmacist of the supply management branch under the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), a total of 480,000 Covishield, 1,691,100 of Vero Cell, and 297,600 of Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been supplied to Bagamti Province, in 10 districts, by the central storage so...
4.4 million doses of Vero Cell arriving from China by Saturday, 18+ age groups likely to be vaccinatedBy Mahima Devkota
The 4.4 doses of Vero-Cell COVID-19 vaccines will be arrived in Nepal by Saturday from China. It has been said that 18 plus age groups and most districts are likely to be incorporated in the vaccination drive.
Suicide rate increases by 14.2% in a year, province 1 has highest suicide casesBy Mahima Devkota
The suicide rate has increased by 14.2 per cent in a year between the fiscal year 2076/77 to 2077/78 BS. As per the data of Nepal Police, in the fiscal year, 2077/78 BS 7,141 cases of suicide have been recorded which was 889 more than the suicide data of the 2076/77 fiscal year. In the fiscal year 2076/77 BS the number of suicide was 6252.