National Briefs

Pokhara gets MRI

Pokhara: Manipal Medical College, the largest medical institute in the western region, has brought into operation Magnetic Resonance Imaging service first time in Pokhara. With the availability of MRI service, patients of this region need not go to Kathmandu for treatment. It is believed that increased health facilities in the tourist hub of Nepal will help in ‘health tourism’ as well. Aniraban Bagchi, administrator, Manipal Medical College, claimed that hospital had started MRI service with a view to providing modern health facilities to the people of western region.

Boat capsizes, 2 dead

HETAUDA: Two persons were killed when a boat capsized in the Indrasarobar, a reservoir of Kulekhani Hydroelectricity Project, in Kulekhani, Hetauda on Monday evening. According to District Police Office, Makawanpur, Laxmi Balami, 20, and Krishna Balami, 40, of Chitlang-7 were killed in the accident. The dead bodies were taken out of the reservoir by the police and the locals on Tuesday afternoon. Other four persons were rescued, however. The accident occurred while the area is preparing for the Kulekhani-Daman-Palung Mahotsav soon. Indrasarobar is the longest man-made lake in the country.