Monday, 29 August 2016

PM Prachanda orders Health Secy to stop docs under probe from ‘serving’ patients

Posted by Anup Baral August 29, 2016 : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed the Ministry of Health to prevent ‘doctors’, who are under scanner on the charge of possessing fake certificates, from giving continuity to their practices. PM Dahal telephoned Dr Senendra Upreti, secretary at the Ministry of Health, and told him to make sure Nepal Medical Council suspends them and bars them from serving patients. Prakash Dahal, member of Prachanda’s Secretariat, said quoting Prachanda’s directives to Dr Upreti: We have information that ‘fake doctors’ have started attending to patients upon their release from custody. You get them suspended through Medical Council and bar them from serving patients.
Recently, Nepal Police’s Central Investigation Bureau arrested 37 ‘doctors’ as part of its Operation Quack. But Medical Council has neither cancelled their licences nor suspended them as yet. As a result, some of these ‘doctors’ to perform health check-ups and other services at hospitals though court proceedings against them are on. Only a full meeting of Medical Council can take a decision to suspend these ‘doctors. According to a source at the Ministry of Health, then Health Minister Ram Janam Chaudhary had directed the council not to convene its full meeting.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.