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Govt to probe irregularities in free medicine program

ARJUN POUDEL
KATHMANDU, April 19 :The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has decided to launch an immediate probe into irregularities dogging the free medicine programs being run by the state across the country.

"We have decided to form a special committee to investigate rampant irregularities in free medicine programs," said Dr Lakhan Lal Shah, Director General of the Department of the Health Services (DoHS), adding that the committee will be mandated to check ongoing irregularities immediately.

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  Hello ! need any help?  
  BY NITYA PANDEY  
 
“Hello? Doctor, I’ve been suicidal for the past few weeks. I have even bought a length of rope. I know it’s wrong and immoral. But I don’t know what to do. Can you help me, please?”

Dr Kamal Gautam, Resident Psychiatrist at Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj who also works with a suicide helpline, immediately asked the caller to come over. The person turned out to be a forty-year-old laborer from Bhaktapur. Poverty-ridden, under-qualified, emotionally broken and utterly depressed, the man was an alcoholic. He was instantly prescribed antidepressants and intensive therapy. His family members were called in and asked to stay with him round the clock. After three months of continual familial support, medication and psychotherapy, he is currently on the road to recovery.

 
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    NEERAJ CHANDRA ROY
    KATHMANDU, April 19 Endowed with an uncanny sharpness of intellect but lacking the ability to articulate his ideas, Rishav Poudel tried his luck in this year´s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination to the astonishment of experts who believed that people like him with moderate cerebral palsy could hardly be integrated into schools for normal students, forget about appearing for the board examination.

    The neurological disorder the 16-year-old from Shankhamul, Kathmandu suffers from restricts the movement of his muscles, causing difficulty in writing, speech or any other physical activity, says Suresh Kaphle, who has been supporting the teenager with counseling and physiotherapy for the last 15 years. Though struggling with the condition since childhood "he is mentally as alert as every other normal person," Kaphle adds.   [More]
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    The Marvel World never looked this good. From crisp VFX to a cohesively structured story, The Winter Soldier combines thematic brilliance with top quality visuals. The first Captain America movie may have introduced a template super-hero, but this installment puts Captain America into a proper resilience test. Here, we get a closer picture of both Steve Rogers and his responsibilities as the dedicated super-soldier Captain America – a patriotic figure always on duty.

    More than just saving the world from an evil master-mind of a villain, The Winter Soldier serves a politically contextual stand on present day issues like unethical use of surveillance technology and the much anticipated debate on government secrets and the people’s right to information. Above all the chaos, Captain America is a metaphor for the endangered humanistic virtues of honesty and brotherhood. A reason why Captain appears more approachable than rest of the Avengers is that he thinks with a naïve but a truly justifiable standpoint. He’s the old-school definition of an ideal gentleman.   [More]
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