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Hetauda Hospital hit by absence of specialist doctors

HETAUDA: Patients visiting Hetauda Hospital from remote areas of Makawanpur district have been facing problems in treatment as there are no specialist doctors in the Hospital as per quotas. According to the District Health Office, Makawanpur, there are vacancies for seven doctors including medical superintendent in the Hospital. Posts of six doctors except medical superintendent are vacant for the past few years in the Hospital. Patients have been facing problems in treatment due to lack of one gynecologist, one paediatrician and four medical officers in the Hospital. Patients have been com...
Published On: 2012-08-31

Dhading to set standard for cleanliness‚ drinking water

GAJURI: Stakeholders have expressed commitment for making Dhading district the best in the sector of drinking water facility and cleanliness. They expressed the commitment at a programme organized by Drinking Water and Cleanliness Users' Federation, Dhading, at the district headquarters, Dhadingbesi on Thursday. Participants in the programme said they will work to popularize the district as the district with quality and good management and added that initiatives will be taken in central level for the same. On the occasion, presenting a statistics that 80 per cent people in the district have...
Published On: 2012-08-31

Tree transplantation campaign on bicycle

JANAKPURDHAM: Prof Dr Chandra Mohan Yadav has launched a tree transplantation campaign on a bicycle with a view to promoting the President Chure Conservation Programme. Prof Dr Yadav is the son of President Dr Ram Baran Yadav. The campaign, which kicked off in 15 Village Development Committees (VDCs) under the Dhanusha constituency No.-5, is also aimed at reducing impact of climate change. "Trees our future", "let's plant trees, save the future" and "let's prevent the Madhesh and nation from turning into desert lands" are slogans of the campaign. At least...
Published On: 2012-08-31

Exam withheld over dispute

DADELDHURA: The post-graduate level first year examination could not take place at the Dadeldhura Education College due to the ongoing dispute over the Campus Chief. Some 500 students who had come from various districts of the Far-west Region to the district headquarters for attending the examination have been greatly inconvenienced due to this. This situation has arisen as Campus Chief Dr Badri Sharma Binadi has not returned to the district due to the student protest and nobody from the campus administration wants to take the responsibility of conducting the examination as the Exam Invig...
Published On: 2012-08-31

Natural disasters cause huge loss of property in Humla

JUMLA: Natural disasters in Humla district this year caused loss of property worth Rs 40 million and infrastructures, the Humla District Natural Disaster Relief Committee stated. A meeting of the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee held at Humla district headquarters, Simikot, heard that 61 households were affected, two persons killed, two were missing, scores of cattle perished and many houses and large swathes of land damaged by the natural disasters that hit the district this year. The committee assessed the damage caused by the natural disasters from the reports and data it rece...
Published On: 2012-08-31

Rukum town at risk of landslide

RUKUM: The eastern town of Dhaune Bazaar in Rukum district is at high risk due to the landslip that has been continuing in its vicinity. Various small and large landslides have occurred on or from the Mid-hills Highway that passes through the town following incessant rains for a week. This has put the town at peril and the locals are living in perpetual fear of their town being washed away by landslide. Dhaune Bazaar is the main trading centre in east Rukum. Business activities have diminished in the town during the last couple of days due to the rain and the landslips. Landslide are falli...
Published On: 2012-08-31

'Nepal can learn lot from India'

KATHMANDU: Nepal can learn several things from India when it comes to federating the state, but it should refrain from replicating everything, experts from both the countries said today. At a conference titled Nepal as federal state: Lessons from Indian experience’, the experts said Nepal has now reached a stage where no one can prevent it from embracing federal structure and that Indian experiences of power distribution between centre and states; arbitration between centre and states and among the states; and sharing and utilisation of resources among states could be a template for N...
Published On: 2012-08-30

PHC overcrowded

ITAHARI: Primary Health Centre in Itahari has been over-crowded as more patients suffering from viral fever and other diseases have started visiting the centre every day. As the number of cases has increased suddenly, the health centre has been facing problems in managing the patients, who are suffering from viral fever, common cold, typhoid and diarrhoea. As per the staffers, more than 100 cases of viral fever are reported daily. District Public Health Officer Ram Chandra Chaudhary said that the centre was being run by 14 staffers. It has been without a doctor for the last eight months. The c...
Published On: 2012-08-30

Landslides in Kaski‚ Nuwakot claim two

POKHARA: Landslides in Nuwakot and Kaski claimed two lives yesterday and today. Gautam Gurung, 11, Sarangkot-8, Gothadi in Kaski war buried to death after a landslide struck his house this morning. Gautam’s 40-year-old mother Chija was injured in the incident. According to Sarangkot VDC Secretary Bishnu Poudel, house owner Surya Bahadur Gurung is out of the country in search of employment and his wife, son and two daughters used to live in the three-room house. Police and locals pulled Gautam’s body out of the rubble. The body was handed over to the family members after conduc...
Published On: 2012-08-30

How about two to three pradeshes in Madhes: Nidhi

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi urged party leaders to go for two to three pradeshes in Madhes to shore up its support in the region and win confidence of United Democratic Madhesi Front, a key ally in the Unified CPN-Maoist-led government. Speaking at the Central Working Committee meeting of the party here today, Nidhi, a Sher Bahadur Deuba loyalist, said NC’s climb down on pradeshes in Madhes could pave the way for a new deal on the number of pradeshes. “We cannot carve out six, 10, 11 or 14 pradeshes because these numbers have become a question of ego for al...
Published On: 2012-08-30