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International Nurses Day marked

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KATHMANDU — International Nurses Day, 2016 was marked on Thursday across the country with different programs.

A rally was taken out in the capital with hundreds of nurses holding placards with slogans ‘Safe workplace for nurses, employment management and quality nursing service.’

The rally went through Thapathali, Tripureshwar, Sahidgate and Bir Hospital and conversed into a corner meeting at the Khulamanch.

Speaking at the event, former chairperson of Nursing Association Nepal Sarala KC said that the attitude of Nepali society towards nursing field is still not positive. She added that nurses are forced to go abroad as the quotas for nurses created at home are yet to be expanded.

Also speaking, Secretary at the Ministry of Health Shanta Bahadur Shrestha pledged that reforms would be carried out in nursing service as per the government’s policy to provide access to health for all people.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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