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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Friday, June 28

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 28, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (June 28, 2019).

Epidemiology and disease control office seeks WHO’s help to run ‘isolation ward’

The Health Ministry had set up an isolation ward some 10 years ago, but did not know what that entailed. Its officials have now requested the World Health Organization to determine if the ward meets the required standards as per the organisation’s guidelines.

The request of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Health Ministry comes in the wake of possible spread of infection of highly contagious diseases.

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Resident doctors at BPKIHS in protest over foreign student quota policy row

Junior Resident Welfare Society, a grouping of junior resident doctors at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, padlocked the offices of Vice-chancellor Dr Raj Kumar Rauniyar and Rector Dr Guru Khanal on Thursday, accusing the institute of exceeding its foreign student enrolment quotas in MD and MS programmes.

Earlier, the agitating doctors had issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the BPKIHS administration to consider its foreign student quota policy.

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Health post run by women in dire straits for lack of equipment

Kattikedeurali Health Post in Chaurideurali-6, Kavre, which is run entirely by a set of skilled women, has not been able to extend its services to those in need of medical assistance. The reason being that although they have the skill to run the health post, they do not have the required equipment.

The health post with seven employees--all female--is headed by senior Auxiliary Health Worker (AHW) Ganga Laxmi Ranjitkar.

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Overlooking the Valley: A day’s hike to Chandragiri

We started the hike from Khushi Khushi Chowk, from where we walked uphill. While we did not know the way, we asked locals who happily gave us directions. Following the route they told us, we reached the road that would take us to an army barracks. The hike was easier than expected, leaving me disappointed, but I was having fun. Overlooking the valley, we were free from pollution and the hordes of people, and it felt good.

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Biratnagar clinch women’s football title

Biratnagar Metropolitan City defeated Barhabise Municipality 4-1 in the penalty shootout to claim the first Deputy Mayor Cup Women’s football tournament title at the Nepal APF Club grounds in Halchowk on Thursday.

The match was decided through tiebreaker after the regulation 90 minutes of play finished in 1-1 draw. After conceding first half goal in the 27th minute through Samjhana Lawati, Biratnagar hit back the equalizer in the second minute of second half through Jamuna Gurung.

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Published: 28-06-2019 19:00

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