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Nepal: 15-Bed Hospital Comes into Operation in Waling


Syangja: A 15-bed hospital has come into operation at Waling of Syangja district from July 21 Sunday. Hospital Management Committee Chairman Dhruba Prasad Sharma said the hospital will have 24-hour emergency service, besides separate lab for conducting different tests and the services of X-ray and minor surgery. The hospital has altogether 15 technicians including two medical officers, two staff nurses, two health assistants, and two lab technicians. The hospital will also provide services of specialists from Kathmandu and Pokhara each week. 
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Nepal: India Gifts 20 Ambulances, 4 Buses


Kathmandu: 20 ambulances and 4 buses were gifted on August 15 Thursday by the Government of India to various hospitals, non-profit organisations and educational institutions on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day of India. At a function held on the Indian Embassy premises in Kathmandu to mark Independence Day, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad unfurled the national flag of India. After the function, the Indian ambassador presented 14ambulances and 3 buses to the recipient organisations from 16 districts. The remaining 6 ambulances and 1 bus were gifted by the Consulate General of India, Birgunj, to the organisations un
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Nepal: Hospital Faces Shortage of Beds


Banke: The Bheri Zonal Hospital is facing difficulties to provide maternity care to women admitted to the maternity ward due to a lack of sufficient beds. Doctors in the hospital said 6 post-natal women are being treated on the corridor of the ward after all the 32 beds in the ward are occupied.The doctors said some women, who gave birth through surgical processes, have suffered infections as they are kept on the floor where attendants and visitors walk. Health workers said 15 to 30 women visit the maternity ward for various services on a daily basis. Dr Pitambar Subedi, chief of thehospital , said they are forced to treat pat
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Nepal: Ill-equipped to Treat Snakebite Cases


Nepalgunj: Incidents of snakebite are going unabated in various Tarai districts particularly in the summer and rainy seasons, necessitating efficient medical response. But it threatens the lives of patients when they don’t get timely and adequate attention. Unavailability of antivenom on time and a lack of facilities such as intensive care unit and ventilator, coupledwith patient’s dependence on witch doctors, further complicate the matter. As hospitals receive an increasing number of patients ofsnakebite mostly during mid-April to mid-October every year, it seems no concrete measures have been taken to control the
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Nepal: Ambulances without Facilities Operating in Panchthar


Phidim: Ambulances are needed to aid critical patients so that they can be provided basic facilities till they reach the hospital. But sadly, ambulances in Panchthar district lack even first-aid facility.  The Ambulance Operation Act 2060 says vehicles carrying patients should be equipped with basic treatment facilities. There are 12 ambulances operating in the district that belong to 10 health facilities, but not a single ambulance is equipped with the mandatory facilities, stakeholders said. As per rules, even ‘’C’’ class emergency vehicles should have first-aid gear, oxygen cylinder, blood press
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