COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Kathmandu ValleyBy Mahima Devkota
There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 patients in the major hospitals of the Kathmandu Valley that are designated for the treatment of COVID-19 infection. However, medical doctors have stressed that mild symptoms of the COVID-19 have been observed in the patients that are admitted to the hospital.
304 women rescued under President Woman Upliftment Programme in four yearsBy Mahima Devkota
The government has provided free air service to 304 pregnant and post-partum women since it started the President Woman Upliftment Programme in the fiscal year 2075/76 BS.
Kangaroo care helps preterm babies to surviveBy Mahima Devkota
Dr Shailendra Bir Karmacharya, Senior Consultant Peadrictrican at NICU unit, in PMWH said that preterms babies are underweight and behind in the normal development process. Therefore, besides general care, care in the NICU unit and kangaroo care is essential for saving preterm babies.
12 million COVID shots pile up in storagesBy Mahima Devkota
According to Dr Krishna Poudel, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 12,099,000 total storage doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are in storage after administering 21,988,516 doses of the total 38,539,367 doses of vaccine that have arrived in Nepal. The remaining 4,451,851 doses of vaccines are not in record because the local levels are administered with their own autonomy.
Fire destroys property worth Rs 10.9 billion in five yearsBy Mahima Devkota
It has been found that there has been a financial loss of around Rs 10 billion due to fire in the last five years in Nepal. Similarly, a total of 206 people have lost their lives to fire, 1,334 have been injured as well as 110 people have been displaced in the last five years.
Central Jail to be partially relocated in Nuwakot within three monthsBy Mahima Devkota
According to Dorendra Niraula, Jailer at the Central Jail, the building of the central jail in Nuwakot is 90 per cent completed, however, other wings like schools, hospitals, and factory and roadway are yet to be constructed, therefore, the jail will be partially shifted within three months.
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’.