Tag Archives: pandemic

“I think Nepal handled the pandemic relatively well,” says Dr. Digbijay Raja Mahat

Dr. Digbijay Mahat, a research scientist at MIT, has developed and patented a novel methodology for single cell nascent RNA sequencing. His technology is used in blood biopsy, which helps to identify cancers before they metastasize to other organs. During the current pandemic, Dr. Mahat helped develop a new RT-PCR …

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THE EYE AND COVID-19: PROVIDING FACTS, NOT FEARS

The worldwide outbreak of the severe and acute respiratory coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 is currently the focal point of discussion due to the suffering this syndrome is causing to humanity. However, the ophthalmological implications of this syndrome have not yet been well described. Both eyes …

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Turkish Airlines : Guidelines for Safe Travel

Turkish Airlines has started its operations worldwide and is proud to welcome its passengers to Turkey and beyond destinations with all health and international safety protocols. Turkish Airlines in Kathmandu currently operates 3 weekly flights to and from Istanbul and beyond. Globally, the airlines has started operating to over 206 …

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Utility of Various Biomarkers in Management of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked off mounting crisis in every sphere of our lives, and we are realizing that this unceasing outbreak is yet to beget profound consequences. WHO announced COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.1 The early strategy to mitigate this pandemic has been largely limited to …

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Pandemic & Mental Health

One of the biggest challenges we all are facing right now is how to manage enormous disruption to our normal lives. Our work, home, and social life have been turned upside down, and we are finding new ways to continue to do what we had been doing. We are getting …

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Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and the Stigma of Mental Illness

It started out with the news about the new virus that emerged in China that had claimed many lives. However, here in Nepal, we didn’t take it seriously. Of course not! Why would we? It’s not something that was happening in our country, right? As the news of rising cases …

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WHO & the USA

COVID-19 is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that has wreaked havoc on countries, economies, and communities globally. The pandemic has resulted in governments, international and national non-government organizations, and intergovernmental organizations joining hands in solidarity to fight the spread of the SARS-CoV-2. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been at the …

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H1N1 & THE FLU

H1N1—also known as Swine Flu An influenza pandemic is described as an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population. On June 11, 2009, a new strain of H1N1 influenza was declared to be a global pandemic by …

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COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma: To Use or Not To Use

What is it? The dictionary meaning of the word convalescence is recovery. A patient who recovers from a given disease and develops high titres of antibodies can become a donor of such antibodies after his/her recovery. The extra vascular component of these antibodies is difficult to collect, but the intravascular …

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COVID-19 Challenges

COVID-19 instructions, such as asking elderly persons above the age of 60 to stay home, are being broadcasted on popular social media like Facebook and YouTube. However, vast majority of the elderly citizens of Nepal are unable to understand or access social media due to language barrier, lack of education, lack …

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