Medical tools purchased for preventing COVID-19 gather dust in Mahottari District HospitalBy RSS
The hospital was developed as a Covid-19 special hospital last year. Five set of ventilators, beds, monitors and equipment for ICU facilities were provided for the 50-beded hospital a year ago.
Highlands people in Taplejung busy in managing food for rainy seasonBy RSS
With the beginning of Nepali New Year, people here keep themselves busy in the food management for the future use. The stock would be sufficient to meet the requirements till November-December, said Kelshang Sherpa of Ghunsa of Phaktanglung rural municipality-7. As Sherpa said, they remain almost isolated during rains as transport facility here gets disrupted by flood and landslide and food security for eight months is the prime concern of the hour of every household here.
Nepal’s GDP is expected to grow by 3.1 percentBy RSS
Growth is expected to recover from the low base in FY2020, as a result of the gradual lifting of nationwide lockdown since July 2020, and a pickup in domestic demand. The ongoing vaccination campaigns against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will help strengthen the economic impetus.
Two die of COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital in BankeBy The Rising Nepal
Tej Oli, focal person of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCMCC), Banke, said that a woman, 39, of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City-17 died last night while a man, 65, of the ward no. 12 of the same local level died this morning while undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Three lawmakers of Gandaki Provincial Assembly found positive for COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
Dr. Binod Binshu Sharma, health director of Gandaki province health directorate, informed that three lawmakers of the assembly were found infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the PCR tests of the swabs of the lawmakers which was collected on Tuesday.
China to provide additional medical help to Nepal in fight against COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
"During the meeting, H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, announced to provide Nepal with an additional grant of medical equipment and materials equivalent to 5 million RMB to complement national efforts in fighting against COVID-19,"
20 detainees in Kailali test positive for coronavirusBy RSS
The infected ones have now been kept in separate isolation and efforts are underway to conduct PCR test on other detainees and police persons, Chaudhari added.
Doctors urge for 'community treatment' as Govt. estimates daily COVID-19 case to be 11,000 by this MayBy The Rising Nepal
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal has yet to witness the peak of the second wave. Just today, over four thousand COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country. Of the total RT-PCR testing, positivity rate is over 30 per cent lately.
India records 320K cases as foreign help arrivesBy The Rising Nepal
Tuesday’s 323,144 new infections raised India’s total past 17.6 million, behind only the United States. It ended a five-day streak of recording the largest single-day increases in any country throughout the pandemic, but the decline likely reflects lower weekend testing rather than reduced spread of the virus.
Village sealed off after death from coronavirousBy RSS
With the second wave of coronavirus crisis deepening in India, Doti people reached India as migrant workers have started returning home and they seem reluctant to stay in quarantine which has put the entire village at high risk of infection, it is said. Lately, over 1,000 people returned home from India in Doti.
Meeting of JSP senior leaders ends inconclusivelyBy The Rising Nepal
"We had an informal meeting among the senior leaders to dwell on current political issue. We did not make concrete decision, and we will have another meeting within a couple of days,' said Chair Yadav.
Chair Prachanda urges Govt to provide food, other helps for working class peopleBy The Rising Nepal
Issuing a press statement today, the former Prime Minister asked the government for focusing on controlling the spread of the virus and treatment of the infected by properly providing medical materials and equipment to the local levels as well.
Prohibitory order in Surkhet and BardiyaBy RSS
A meeting of District COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre held today decided to impose the prohibitory order from April 27 midnight keeping the coronavirus pandemic in mind.
Scores of monuments still stand in support of wooden polesBy The Rising Nepal
Even six years after the massive earthquake of 2015, some historic temples and monuments in the World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley are still standing in support of wooden and iron poles.
38 per cent of magnetite found in Baitadi iron mine, company ready to set up plant in four monthsBy The Rising Nepal
The company involved in exploration has claimed that a plant can be established within 4 months if the mine area is made accessible by road and electricity is supplied there.
Nine staff including consultant doctor found positive for COVID-19, Sushil Koirala Cancer Hospital in Banke shut downBy The Rising Nepal
Dr. Krishna Acharya, director of the hospital, said that the hospital was closed from Sunday to Friday in view of growing risk of infections of the novel coronavirus. He said the hospital was sealed as nine of the staff were found infected while conducting PCR tests of 10 employees including the doctor.
NOC to stock fuel in full capacityBy The Rising Nepal
“We have instructed all our depots to run at full capacity and keep required quantity of petroleum products in stock as soon as the second wave of COVID-19 started,” said Binitmani Upadhyay, spokesperson of NOC.
Drought exacerbates villages’ water woesBy The Rising Nepal
“Water crisis has always been an issue here. But the situation is worse this year. The well has dried up and we have to carry buckets full of water from the river for a long distance, while also spilling precious water along the way,” she said.
Vegetable price increases by 69 per centBy The Rising Nepal
Price of vegetables and fruits has skyrocketed. Price of vegetables has gone up by 69 percent while that of fruits by 41 percent.
All COVID-19 ward beds occupiedBy The Rising Nepal
All the 142 beds of the COVID ward of Bheri Hospital and the 65 beds of the Nepalgunj Medical College are full, forcing more than a dozen infected patients, some in need of intensive care and oxygen, to wait for days to receive treatment.