Saturday 24th September 2022

181 ICU beds and 76 ventilators in Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu, Oct 8, The government has said that there are 181 ICU beds and 76 ventilators to provide treatment to people who are in serious condition after being infected with Corona Virus.

Speaking at the regular press briefing held at the Ministry of Health and Population today, MoHP Spokesperson Dr Jageswar Gautam said of them 82 ICU beds and 27 ventilators were occupied with COVID-19 patients. Hence, 99 ICU beds and 49 ventilators are still available for the needy.

As of today, 235 people are undergoing treatment in ICU while 42 are with ventilator support in the country. There are a total of 2,600 ICU beds and 900 ventilators in different hospitals across the country.

Dr Gautam also said that the COVID-19 hospitals were readied for prevention and control of the virus, with 24 hour service including emergency service. He reiterated the request for people with minor or no symptoms to stay in home isolation by fulfilling the standards prescribed by the Ministry.

Anyone unable to stay in home isolation has been asked to contact toll free number 1133, and go to the hospital in case of any health complication. Further information in this regard can be received by calling 98512-55837 and 98512-55839, he added. RSS

World patient safety day: Government committed for health workers’ safety and incentives

Kathmandu, Sept 17, Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal has expressed full commitment of the government to protect the citizens from the pandemic and also enable an environment for the health workers to provide service with security and incentives.

In a message delivered on the 2nd World Patients Safety Day today, Minister Dhakal urged one and all to create a further safe and respectful working environment while extending thanks to the individuals and civil society organizations pitching for the safety and dignity of the health workers. ‘Safe health worker: safe patient’ has been set as the slogan of the day this year.

The day is being celebrated on September 17 every year. Noting that 72 percent of the coronavirus-infected have recovered and 379 have already lost their lives to the virus in Nepal, the minister extended tribute to the deceased and wished for the speedy recovery of the infected patients.

“I urge the general public to cooperate in the campaign of mandatorily abiding by the global norms and public health protocols issued by the Nepal government for the protection of entire families and communities”, stated the message.

Minister Dhakal also called for all health workers to apply their skills and competencies to the fuller extent for the prevention and control of the transmission.

World patient safety day: Government committed for health workers’ safety and incentives

Kathmandu, Sept 17, Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal has expressed full commitment of the government to protect the citizens from the pandemic and also enable an environment for the health workers to provide service with security and incentives.

In a message delivered on the 2nd World Patients Safety Day today, Minister Dhakal urged one and all to create a further safe and respectful working environment while extending thanks to the individuals and civil society organizations pitching for the safety and dignity of the health workers.

‘Safe health worker: safe patient’ has been set as the slogan of the day this year. The day is being celebrated on September 17 every year. Noting that 72 percent of the coronavirus-infected have recovered and 379 have already lost their lives to the virus in Nepal, the minister extended tribute to the deceased and wished for the speedy recovery of the infected patients.

“I urge the general public to cooperate in the campaign of mandatorily abiding by the global norms and public health protocols issued by the Nepal government for the protection of entire families and communities”, stated the message.

Minister Dhakal also called for all health workers to apply their skills and competencies to the fuller extent for the prevention and control of the transmission. RSS