Medical team sent

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday dispatched a medical team with necessary equipment to Solukhumbu to investigate on ‘unknown disease’ that caused death of seven people and affected 22 people since the past two weeks. Dr Mahesh Maskey, advisor to Health Minister, said local health professionals have already been mobilised for investigation. A health assistant, a mother and child health worker and two auxiliary health workers have already been mobilised for the purpose, said Dr Maskey. Dr Shankher Bahadur Shrestha of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division and Kumar Dahal, health assistant on Monday left for Gedul VDC of Solukhumbu. — HNS

Guidelines acted upon

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of General Administration has implemented Guidelines for Grievance Management in Civil Servants - 2063 BS and Guidelines for Organization Structure and Post Creation - 2063 BS with an objective to make civil service more result-oriented. The Council of Ministers has approved the guidelines. The Ministry, in a press statement issued on Monday, said the guidelines would be implemented in all government agencies. — RSS

Recruitment in NA

Itahari: The Nepali Army’s Eastern Divisional Headquarters here has been receiving applications by the hundreds for recruitment. Lieutenant Colonel Tara Bahadur Karki said applications for recruitment began pouring in since November 18. The last date for submitting applications is November 28, he added. Hundreds of youths have turned up from different districts in the eastern region after recruitment was thrown open. According to Lt Col Karki, vacancies exist for positions such as technicians, sweepers, waiters. However, the number of positions is not clear. The application forms were distributed at the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs, said Captain Narayan Basnet of the Divisional Headquarters here. — HNS

Two held with hemp

BIRGUNJ: The Parsa District Police Office on Monday nabbed two Indian nationals with 100 kg of hemp in their possession from a house at Amarpatti VDC 9. They are identified as Paras Shah and Sitaram Shah, residents of Jharkhand Chitranj in India. The police have also seized accessory machines for making hemp. The raid was made on a tip-off that the Indian hemp smugglers are active in Amarpatti VDC, said police inspector Prem Basnet. Investigation is on, the police said. — HNS