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Nepal: Use of Indian Ambulances on Rise


Parsa: Ambulances with Indian number plates are operating in the district unchecked, it has come to light.  Sources said that around two dozen ambulances bearing Indian number plates are operating and that they are charging people exorbitant fees. Chairman of local Youth Society, Kamal Chaugai said that failure of concerned authorities such as the Traffic Police Office and the Department of Transport Management to stop such ambulances from plying in Nepal has made the matter worse.
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Nepal: 297 Children Killed in Various Accidents between Jan-Nov


Kathmandu: Altogether 297 children were killed and 147 injured various accidents since January to November this year across the country. Figures compiled by the child rights group Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Center (CWIN) show most of the casualties were the result of road accidents followed by drowning. Of the total fatalities, 110 children were killed in road accidents and 103 died by drowning.  Likewise, 22 children died of serious burn injuries whereas 17 were killed after falling off trees and roofs. Twenty-one children died of snakebite and wild animal attacks while 13 died of electric shock. Similarly, landslide and infrast
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Nepal: Government Provides Land for Trauma Center in Dhulikhel


Banepa: Construction of the trauma center in Dhulikhel Hospital has finally become certain with the government providing land for the purpose recently.  The Ministry of Industry has decided to provide the land it had acquired for the Information Park in Dhulikhel-5 for construction of the trauma center. The ministry has provided the land to the hospital on a 30-year lease. 
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Nepal: Janakpur Ambulances Remain Sub-standard


Janakpur: Hospitals and medical care centers in Janakpur city have been operating all these years without properly-equipped ambulances. Neither the zonal hospital and the teaching hospital nor privately operated clinics and health centers here have any ambulance that meets the standards set by the government.  Janakpur Zonal Hospital has 2 ambulances, 1 of which hardly functions. The other one has been in a damaged condition for the last 5 years. Janaki Medical College Teaching Hospital has only one ambulance and it is also in a sorry state.  “Although the ambulances are in use, it is always risky to depend on them when
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Nepal: Amid Docs' Protests, Emergency Wards to Work as OPD


Kathmandu: Owing to widespread public criticism over doctors’ protests which has resulted in a halt to medical services provided to general patients, the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has directed the hospitals to provide regular OPD services from emergency wards. After the authorities failed to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger-strike against ‘anomalies’ at the Institute of Medicine (IoM), the NMA, on January 19, directed all hospitals to halt all services excluding emergency.  The ‘extreme’ form of protest which barred general public from receiving health treatments ga
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