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...
Ensure Robust Social Security For WorkersBy The Rising Nepal
This year’s May Day celebration was confined to virtual meetings and interactions owing to the prohibitory order imposed to contain the second wave of COVID-19. The new surge of virus has disrupted the normal life of people. The poor, needy and daily wage earners have been hit hard by the onerous restriction. It forced over 200,000 people to leave the Kathmandu Valley. For them, the prohibitory order means no work and no income. The pandemic has dealt double blow to them. On one hand, it has infected...
Securing Prosperity And Social JusticeBy The Rising Nepal
An egalitarian nation envisages equal economic opportunities, prosperity and social justice to all its members. The people belonging to all classes should have the power to exercise equal rights and access to opportunities ensuring their betterment. Empowering people with economic prosperity and ensuring them the rights of social and cultural dimensions enables them to live happily within their communities. This is a hallmark of an equal and just society. While allowing access to equal rights to...
Moves To Contain VirusBy The Rising Nepal
A challenging situation has now emerged in Nepal with a substantial increase in the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities after the outbreak of the second wave of the pandemic. The situation has turned worse from bad following the detection of some new coronavirus variants which are believed to be much deadlier than the original version of COVID-19. Even children and youths, whose immune system is stronger than that of the elderly and other groups with underlying conditions, seem to be catching...
Tackling Economic CrisisBy The Rising Nepal
We are now seeing the repeat of the nasty events that rocked the nation last year. With its new variant, the COVID-19 has again swept across the country, exposing our complacency and the weak preparations to fight its second wave. The coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate. So is the number of deaths of infected persons. In order to break the virus chain, a two-week long tough prohibitory order is being enforced in the Kathmandu Valley from Thursday. This is the ri
Prohibitory Measures To Control PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
Amid the resurgence of the coronavirus infections and related fatalities in recent weeks, the government has issued prohibitory order in the Kathmandu Valley which will come into effect from April 29. The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) had recommended the enforcement of the prohibitory order considering the fast spreading of the virus which a meeting of the Council of Ministers approved on Monday. The order will be implemented by the local administration.
Dharahara Stands Taller & StrongerBy The Rising Nepal
Dharahara has finally stood up. The iconic tower was reduced to rubbles when the 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck it on April 25, 2015. Also known as the Bhimsen Tower, Dharahara symbolises history, strength and fantasy of Nepali society. In 1825 when Nepal’s first Prime Minister Bh
Check Fake CertificatesBy The Rising Nepal
Certificate tampering in nothing new in the country where many professions are fraught with people, some in the high echelons of their profession, having counterfeit or doctored certificates. These fraudsters have been involved in immoral and illicit acts of forging certificates and personal documents to get fat jobs, perquisites and swift promotions. Authorities have arraigned many people with tampered documents or certificates, which they have presented to achieve their goals of getting jobs, promotion...
Tourism Again Hits A SnagBy The Rising Nepal
Having faced the worst situation in its history, the tourism industry in Nepal was showing some signs of revival gradually for some months. With an increase in the movement of people, the aviation and the hospitality sectors, too, were bouncing back. Several international mountaineering expeditions have now been here in the country to attempt different peaks, including Sagarmatha, for this spring. Following the enforcement of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown in late M
Dry Port In Far WestBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is a landlocked nation but it has reached agreements with neighbours to have an access to sea for the third country trade route. Still it has not been able to fully utilise these seaports in the absence of robust connectivity infrastructure and lucrative export items to be traded in a large amount to foreign nations. Even if the country imports the vast amount of goods from abroad, the sea and dry ports play critical role in improving supply chain and drastically cutting the transportation...
Government’s Safety Moves Against VirusBy The Rising Nepal
Considering the resurgence and fast spreading of the COVID-19, including its new mutant variant, the government has issued new restrictive measures to cope with the pandemic. At this stage, there is no complete lockdown order but large gatherings, which provide easy channel for virus transmission, have been ba
Driving License HitchesBy The Rising Nepal
Ever since the enforcement of the coronavirus lockdown in late March last year, the task of issuing driving licenses in Nepal was disrupted. The applicants seeking licenses have been forced to wait for months for their turns to take exams. They have to stay in queue for as many as eight months in the Kathmandu Valley. This has definitely caused a lot of inconveniences to the candidates. However, the examinees outside the valley need to have patience for three to four months to sit for license exams....