Govt to mobilize inspection team to monitor home isolation

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population has decided to mobilize a team to monitor the corona infected patients staying at home isolation in the Kathmandu Valley. Ministry spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said that the clusters will be set up at the ward level of the valley to monitor the infected people in home quarantine… Continue reading Govt to mobilize inspection team to monitor home isolation

Covid-19 testing declines after govt begins charging fees

Kathmandu: With the government’s decision to charge for the treatment of corona infections, the number of people going to hospitals for treatment of corona has dropped dramatically across the country.According to the Ministry of Health and Population, only 6,222 people are currently in institutional isolation across the country.According to the ministry, there are 1,034 infected… Continue reading Covid-19 testing declines after govt begins charging fees

Free treatment of covid halted after hospital’s income decrease; Health Secretary Aryal

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Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population has clarified that the treatment of corona infected could not be provided free of cost due to declining income of hospitals.Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population Laxman Aryal said that the decision was taken after the number of patients in the covid-19 pandemic decreased and the… Continue reading Free treatment of covid halted after hospital’s income decrease; Health Secretary Aryal

Parliamentary committee directs to provide free covid treatment

Kathmandu: The Education and Health Committee of the Parliament has directed the government to test and treat Covid-19 free of cost even though the government has to cut the budget for other sectors.In a meeting held on Friday through virtual platform, the committee has given suggestions and instructions for making free corona test and treatment… Continue reading Parliamentary committee directs to provide free covid treatment

U.S. sets new record for increase in COVID-19 cases day after election

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) hood works at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Sanford Sports Complex Clinic, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S., October 28, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

(Reuters): The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with at least 102,591 new infections and as hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients, according to a Reuters tally.Nine states reported record one-day increases in cases on Wednesday: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Washington… Continue reading U.S. sets new record for increase in COVID-19 cases day after election

Authotity directs to pay the covid-19 insurance claim within seven days

Kathmandu: The Insurance Committee, the regulatory body, has instructed all insurance companies to pay the claims of Corona Insurance within seven days.The committee issued the directive after widespread complaints that many people have not been paid their insurance claims for a long time. The issue of Corona Insurance was also discussed at the Ministry of… Continue reading Authotity directs to pay the covid-19 insurance claim within seven days

Australia records first day of zero cases of community Covid transmission since 9 June

A department store welcomes back shoppers in central Melbourne. Australia went 24 hours without a new locally acquired Covid case between Friday and Saturday nights. Photo courtesy: Dave Hewison/Speed Media/Rex/Shutterstock

(The Guardian): Australia has recorded its first day of zero cases of community transmission nationally since 9 June. The entire country went 24 hours without a new locally acquired case of Covid-19 between 8pm Friday and 8pm Saturday.Victoria, which in August hit a peak of 725 new cases in one day, registered zero cases two… Continue reading Australia records first day of zero cases of community Covid transmission since 9 June

Coronavirus: latest global developments

(AFP): As prepared by the international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: Another lockdown for EnglandBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a new coronavirus lockdown for England from Thursday to December 2. However, schools will remain open this time around.The ramped-up response comes as Britain surpasses one… Continue reading Coronavirus: latest global developments

Health ministry asks clarification with hospitals for making deposite compulsory to covid-19 patients

Kathmandu: The government has demanded an explanation from the hospital for taking deposit from covid-19 infected patients.While unveiling today’s Covid-19 national update of the Ministry of Health and Population, spokesperson Gautam said that only those who can afford it should be charged but those who cannot afford it should be treated free of cost by… Continue reading Health ministry asks clarification with hospitals for making deposite compulsory to covid-19 patients

Covid treatment becoming expensive for patients

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population has made public the treatment fee schedule for Covid-19 patients admitted to Shukraraj Tropical and Saruwa Raag Hospital, Teku. The published fee has been in force since last Friday. A corona infected person with a critical condition requiring a ventilator will have to pay a deposit of Rs… Continue reading Covid treatment becoming expensive for patients