‘Cancer can be cured if detected early’By Ajita Rijal
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and its burden is growing. On Friday, the world celebrated World Cancer Day with the theme, “closing the care gap”. According to health experts, many cancer patients in Nepal are facing gap in treatment due to barriers, including access to health care facilities, human resources and required infrastructures.
Amid staff infections, hospitals struggling to give serviceBy Ajita Rijal
At a time when the country is grappling with the third wave of COVID-19 dominated by Omicron, a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus, most of the health workers are contracting the virus. That has led many doctors and health workers across the country to isolation, keeping them out of duty.
Yoga: A worthwhile practice to doBy Ajita Rijal
The uncertainty lurking over the world with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left great many people across the world feeling stressed, anxious and depressed. According to yoga practitioners, doing yoga regularly can bring abiding mental peace and help manage stress, among other benefits.
Signs of third wave put country at risk, experts warnBy Ajita Rijal
At a time when Nepal was just preparing to heave a sigh of relief after the second wave of COVID-19, warning signs of a third wave have started to emerge in the country. With the increase in new cases and number of deaths on a daily basis, health experts have said that the country may witness a spike in COVID-19 infections very soon, thus giving way for the looming third wave. Both the infection rate and the number of new cases have increased in recent days, the country is at high risk, said Dr....
Encouraging Breastfeeding: Shared Responsibility EssentialBy Ajita Rijal
Every year, the first week of August is celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week. This year the world is celebrating the week with the theme, 'Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility' as health experts are calling on all stakeholders to encourage mothers for optimal breastfeeding practices. Breastfeeding within the first ho
Govt to purchase 6 million Pfizer doses for childrenBy Ajita Rijal
Minister of State for Health and Population Umesh Shrestha has said that the import of over around 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by mid-September has been confirmed, whereas another 30 million doses is currently under procurement process.
Breastfeeding is natural vaccine for children: ExpertsBy Ajita Rijal
As World Breastfeeding Week kicked off from Sunday with a slogan, ‘Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility’, health experts are calling all stakeholders to encourage mothers to continue optimal breastfeeding practices during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A Desperate Wait For VaccinesBy Ajita Rijal
With the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic threat hanging over us like a Damocles' sword, our nation's desperate wait for the COVID vaccine shows no sign of subsiding at present, impeding our authority in achieving its desired vaccination campaign goals. The inoculation of entire population in a phase-wise manner against the dreadful contagion is key to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Though there is some respite latel
Nepal in desperate need of life-saving vaccinesBy Ajita Rijal
Nepal is witnessing a decline in COVID-19 infection in the recent days, after the worst second wave of infections over the past months. With some respite in the caseload, the government has continued to reach out and Nepal now is in desperate need of vaccines. The government had made desperate pleas with various vaccine-manufacturing countries for the jabs as the second wave of COVID-19 ravaged the health system of the nation.
Experts stress children’s safety from virusBy Ajita Rijal
Health experts fear the possibility of children being more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection if a new variant of virus emerges. During the first wave, 2 to 3 per cent children were infected and in the second wave, the infection rate in children is more than 10 per cent, said Dr. RP Bichha, Director of Kanti Children’s Hospital.