Price Of DisobedienceBy The Rising Nepal
The infection of COVID-19 has not shown a sign of subsiding since the outbreak of the second wave about a month ago. Fatalities have not gone down significantly though there have been fluctuation of figures time and again. This tendency calls for aggressive response against the pandemic o
Successful AscentsBy The Rising Nepal
In spite of the raging COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal, mountaineering activities, especially expeditions to Sagarmatha, have resumed in spring this year. Over 170 climbers made it to the summit of Sagarmatha on Sunday (May 24) alone, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT). They were successful in reaching the summit as the weather was favourable. Some 100 more aspirants are now in the process of making their push to the summit. Earlier in the second week of this month, as many as 150 climbers had...
Global Partnership To Combat VirusBy The Rising Nepal
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread from one country to another last year, it became a truly global phenomenon, threatening the nations and people simultaneously. Coronavirus has triggered health, social and economic crisis of unprecedented proportions, which made the people practically realise that the human race is sharing the same planet and is facing same predicament. This is because the world is increasingly becoming interdependent not only economically and technologically but also from the security...
A Timely Feasible StepBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari on early Saturday dissolved the House of Representatives (HoR) and called for fresh general elections on November 12 and 19 on the recommendation of the government. The termination of the Lower House of Parliament came after the President repudiated the petitions of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress (NC) president Sher Bahadur Deuba that they submitted to form the government under their leadership. She termed the applications of bot
Daily Wage Earners Need Urgent HelpBy The Rising Nepal
AFTER the upsurge of a deadlier second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal, most of the economic activities have come to a grinding halt once again for the past couple of weeks. Life has become more difficult, especially for daily w
Threat Of New VariantsBy The Rising Nepal
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the country for the last couple of weeks. Based on the number of virus infections and fatalities caused by it, one can gauge that the pandemic has caused devastation and hit the peak point. The rising number of daily infections and deaths amidst a problem related to oxygen and ventilators impels us to arrive at such a conclusion. After reaching the peak, the viru
Timely Response Against COVID-19 Saves LivesBy The Rising Nepal
PROPER response and handling can make a big difference when it comes to controlling the spread of COVID-19. While movement restrictions and early vaccinations have brought desirable results, common flaws like cultural and political gatherings held in indiscriminate manner have brought devastating consequences. We have good examples from New Zealand and Australia which have adopted restrictions with ruthless rules.
Enhance Health FacilitiesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has been facing a very tricky situation with the emergence of a deadlier second wave of coronavirus. Most parts of the country have now been into partial or full lockdown. This harsh measure has been in place to rein in the fatal virus disease. The federal government has decided to mobilise all its means and resources to bring this unseen enemy under control. The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has come up with a crucial decision to integrate the entire national healthcare system against...
Muster Global Support To Combat PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
THE COVID-19 pandemic has caused global health crisis. The virus respects no borders and nationalities. It first spread in China and travelled to most parts of world, infecting and killing millions of people in the past 16 months. Therefore, it needs regional and global cooperation to eradicate the scourge of the pandemic. There are various diplomatic efforts to muster the support of nations to this end. In the third week of April, five south Asian nations, including Nepal held digital interaction...
New Government And Pandemic ChallengesBy The Rising Nepal
After getting a new lease, the government is however staring at a very pernicious second wave of the pandemic that has claimed hundreds of lives within a short span of time. Shortage of beds, oxygen and medical equipment at health facilities across the country has resulted in a higher rise in the death toll. The media is rife with reports that many hospitals have opted not to admit COVID-19 patients after running out of oxygen and medical supply. People are dying i
Big Hospitals To Have Own Oxygen PlantsBy The Rising Nepal
AS the healthcare system in Nepal has lately been overwhelmed with a continuous surge in the number of serious COVID-19 patients, the government has intensified its efforts to deal with this problem. For the past few weeks, the country
Saving Lives From VirusBy The Rising Nepal
HOSPITAL beds, oxygen supply, ventilators and vaccines are now on top of public concern as the second wave of coronavirus is spreading its tentacles in ever faster speed. It seems that peaking of infections and a return into the reduction mode is taking some time despite the restriction orders enforced in different parts of the country, particularly the urban centres of the country. The second wave of the virus, which involves its rapid spreading mutated variant, has caused more severe symptoms compared...
Political Outlet Needed To End UncertaintiesBy The Rising Nepal
The country has been thrust into a new political course that was not widely intended by the people struggling to come out the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year-old KP Sharma Oli-led majority government has lost confidence, pushing the country into a new political fluidity. Now the process of making an alternative government has kicked off. After Prime Minister and chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli lost vote of confidence in the federal parliament on Monday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari...
Arrange Oxygen SupplyBy The Rising Nepal
WITH an unexpected surge in the number of COVID-19 infections in the urban centres of Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley, the demand for hospital beds with oxygen and ventilator support has been increasing over the past few weeks. About 15 per cent of the total patients infected with the new variants of COVID-19 require oxygen support. But it is sad to note that most of the hospitals are reported to have been unable to provide beds to new patients suffering from the virus. This has forced even...
Effective Coordination Needed To Fight VirusBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is now grappling with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with all available resources. The situation now is more alarming compared to its first wave owing to the virus mutation and its capacity to inflict more damage on the human body. This time it has infected even the larger segment of young population. So both infections and fatalities are increasing at an alarming rate. In order to fight the new surge of the pandemic, the government has ramped up health facilities and adopted new...
Ensure Steady Supply Of OxygenBy The Rising Nepal
THE second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has posed a great risk to the life of Nepalis. The infections and deaths, which have kept on increasing every day since the arrival of the second wave, have sent shockwaves across the nation. What is more de
Bring Anti-COVID-19 Vaccines ImmediatelyBy The Rising Nepal
IT is disheartening to note that the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities is soaring each passing day in Nepal even amidst increased testing, contact-tracing, isolation and treatment. The entire healthcare system in many pandemic hotspots across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley, Nepalgunj, Lumbini, Pokhara and Biratnagar, has already been overwhelmed. The health facilities in these cities have been facing a chronic shortage
Follow Prohibitory RulesBy The Rising Nepal
With the second wave of COVID-19 still spreading, the government has strained every nerve to fight the pandemic that has touched most parts of the country. Now the coronavirus has stricken back with a vengeance, infecting and killing rising number of people. On Tuesday alone, 55 people succumbed to the deadly contagion, which is the highest number of coronavirus-induced fatalities the country has registered so far. This led the tota
Defeating Coronavirus With Concerted EffortsBy The Rising Nepal
TAKING into consideration the fast spreading second wave of the coronavirus, which has already claimed more than three thousand lives and infected over 343,000 persons in Nepal, the government has sought international support to fight the pandemic. In an address to the nation on Monday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli called on Nepal’s neighbours, friendly countries and international agencies to extend support to fight the virus contagion. As the Prime Minister pointed out, the COVID
ICT For DevelopmentBy The Rising Nepal
The 21st century is the age of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). With the advancement of ICTs, the world has made great strides in the fields of social transformation and economic development. Many nations around the world have been able to achieve remarkable economic growth in no time through the application of the disruptive technologies. Such technologies can tremendously change the way consumers behave and industries or businesses operate. E-commerce, online news sites, ride-sharing...