At least 10 women have died while giving birth at Lumbini Zonal Hospital in the last 16 months. Heart and lungs failure were the leading causes of these deaths, said Laxmiraj Regmi, the hospital’s information officer.
The local, provincial and national elections that the government is planning to hold this year will be key to ending the ongoing political transition, as they would provide an opportunity to bridge differences and bring people into the political process.
Monday marked the tenth anniversary of the first Madhes movement, a three-week long popular uprising in the plains that, together with other smaller revolts, contributed to establishing Nepal as a federal democratic republic.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has hailed the government-launched Bachelor in Midwifery programme, saying the start of the pgoramme in Nepal is an important milestone towards improving maternal and newborn health in the country.
The Impeachment Recommendation Committee (IRC) of Parliament has decided to seek advice from experts on an impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki, who has lost his job as the chief of the constitutional anti-graft agency following a Supreme Court ruling on January 8.