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Monthly Archive for June, 2009

Posted by Aram Harrow Running a clinic or a hospital constantly requires large amounts of supplies, from medicine and syringes, to patient registration stationary and generator fuel. Managing these supplies is a crucial, but unglamorous, job. Since supplies of different types are used at very different rates, and often by more than one member of [...]

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A diagnosis of schizophrenia

Posted by Sushant Wagley, as told to him by Dr. Jhapat Thapa Recently, 27-year old man, accompanied by his father, came to Bayalpata Hospital to visit our outpatient department. They brought along a bag full of prescription medications, old medical charts, and CT images of the young man’s brain. During the check-up, the father informed [...]

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Posted by Sushant Wagley, as told to him by Dr. Jhapat Thapa This evening, a six-year old boy was brought to Bayalpata Hospital after being bitten by a snake on his right leg. The patient, his father, and another relative walked for 3 hours to reach our hospital for treatment. He was our first overnight [...]

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Posted by Shefali Oza We are pleased to announce that Nyaya Health, in collaboration with the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population, opened Bayalpata Hospital this morning. The hospital, which was built over 20 years ago, has never been operational until now. We now have a functional outpatient department, emergency ward, maternity/delivery ward, laboratory, and [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma It is said that a spring regenerates itself near the bottom of this hill when there is an elongated period of drought. It sprouted five years ago when the monsoon was late.  It has not rained at all since the beginning of the actual “rainy season” in Nepal this year and [...]

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Posted by Shefali Oza A bandh, which literally means “closed”, is a type of strike commonly used in Nepal and other South Asian countries. Such strikes often involve the closing of roads, businesses, and schools and can last anywhere from a day to several weeks. In Nepal, recent bandhs have been called for a variety [...]

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