4.5 million girls at risk of not finishing school due to pandemic

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/13/4-5-million-girls-at-risk-of-not-completing-education-due-to-the-pandemic-report-says The closure of schools due to Covid-19 lockdowns has put an estimated 4.5 million girls at risk of not completing their education, according to a report by UNESCO Institute of Statistics. Releasing its report on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child on Monday, the institute said that the continuous closure of… Continue reading 4.5 million girls at risk of not finishing school due to pandemic

Nepal set to sign deal to buy 6 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/10/12/nepal-set-to-sign-deal-to-buy-6-million-doses-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine Nepal is all set to sign a deal with the manufacturers of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine to buy 6 million doses of the vaccine. According to officials at the Health Ministry, preparations are in the final stages and a deal is likely to be signed with the company after Dashain holidays. “The procurement will… Continue reading Nepal set to sign deal to buy 6 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine

One million doses of Covishield arrive in Nepal

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/10/09/one-million-doses-of-covishield-arrive-in-nepal-1633774779 One million doses of Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India arrived on Saturday. Sagar Dahal, chief of the National Immunisation Programme said that the Serum Institute of India delivered 1 million doses of Covishield. The delivered 1 million doses is part of the 2 million doses of the vaccine for which… Continue reading One million doses of Covishield arrive in Nepal

PCR set worth eight million rupees donated to Madhyapur-Thimi Municipality Hospital – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/pcr-set-worth-eight-million-rupees-donated-to-madhyapur-thimi-municipality-hospital KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 6 The Rotary Club of Yala (Lalitpur district) today donated Real-Time PCR machine, equipment related to machine, and chemicals required to undergo COVID-19 tests worth Rs 8 million to the Nepal-Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital. The Rotary Club of Yala, under the support of ‘Rotary Fund – Global Grant Title: Providing PCR Machine… Continue reading PCR set worth eight million rupees donated to Madhyapur-Thimi Municipality Hospital – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

China to provide additional 1 million doses of SinoVac under grant assistance – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/china-to-provide-additional-1-million-doses-of-sinovac-under-grant-assistance KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 6 The Chinese government is set to provide Nepal with one million doses of the SinoVac Covid-19 vaccination under grant assistance. During a meeting at the Ministry of Health and Population, the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, made sure of China’s consistent support for Nepal. According to state minister Shrestha’s Twitter… Continue reading China to provide additional 1 million doses of SinoVac under grant assistance – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

ADB approves USD 60 million in loan to support Nepal electricity modernisation

ADB approves USD 60 million in loan to support Nepal electricity modernisation Kathmandu, September 21 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of USD 60 million USD as additional support for the ongoing Nepal Electricity Grid Modernisation Project. According to the ADB, the project is automating 34 existing grid substations, completing the installation… Continue reading ADB approves USD 60 million in loan to support Nepal electricity modernisation

Dashain run-up: 1.5 million mobile phones imported worth Rs 10 billion in 2 months

Dashain run-up: 1.5 million mobile phones imported worth Rs 10 billion in 2 months Kathmandu, October 3 As in the past years, the sale of mobile phones has skyrocketed of late in the run-up to Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepalis. To meet the market demand, the country imported around 1.5 million mobile phone sets… Continue reading Dashain run-up: 1.5 million mobile phones imported worth Rs 10 billion in 2 months

Global Covid-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/10/03/global-covid-19-deaths-hit-5-million-as-delta-variant-sweeps-the-world Worldwide deaths related to Covid-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy in some western nations. More than half of… Continue reading Global Covid-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

China offers to gift 1 million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/09/30/china-offers-to-provide-1-million-doses-of-sinovac-covid-19-vaccine-to-nepal China has offered to provide 1 million doses of the Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal. The vaccine is developed by the Beijing-based Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd of China. “We have been offered 1 million doses of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine by China,” a senior official at the Health Ministry told the Post who did… Continue reading China offers to gift 1 million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal

2 million jabs may arrive from India by October first week

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/09/26/2-million-jabs-may-arrive-from-india-by-october-first-week India is likely to deliver to Nepal two million doses of the Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India by October first week. Although, final date of the vaccine delivery is not yet fixed, officials at the Ministry of Health and Population said that the vaccine will arrive by the said period.… Continue reading 2 million jabs may arrive from India by October first week