NEWS & EVENTS

IAB-Consultative Meeting 2017

IAB-Consultative Meeting (2017)
IAB-Consultative Meeting (2017)

13 Oct 2017. A three-day Consultative meeting with participation of International Advisory Board (IAB) and National Advisory Board (NAB) members was successfully oraganised  from 11 October to 13 October.

Orientation and Welcome Program for First Batch of MD/MS students 

First Batch of MD/MS Students

First Batch of MD/MS Students in the Welcome Program

13 October 2017. PAHS organised welcome program to 21 students as its first cohort of Postgraduate students in three years MD/MS course under six different categories – Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and General practice/Emergency Medicine. A one-week orientation and training sessions were conducted to the students from 08 October to 13 October, 2017.

MoU signed between PAHS-Patan Hospital and Sanima Bank 

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MOU signed between PAHS-Patan Hospital and Sanima Bank

MoU signed between PAHS-Patan Hospital and Sanima Bank

28 August 2017. An MOU was signed between PAHS-Patan Hospital and Sanima Bank under which Sanima Bank will provide financial assistance to three poor female patients every month for in-patient treatment at Patan Hospital. Dr. Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Director and Bhuvan Kumar Dahal, CEO of Sanima Bank signed the document on behalf of PAHS-Patan Hospital and Sanima Bank respectively. Krishna Bahadur Bhandari, Registrar PAHS and Prof. Dr. Imran Ansari, Medical Director PAHS-Patan Hospital were present on the occasion.

MOU signed between PAHS-Patan Hospital and NHCRC

27 August 2017. PAHS-Patan Hospital and National Hospital & Cancer Research Center (NHCRC), Jawalakhel entered into an agreement under which patients of NHCRC can avail CT scan and other diagnostic services at Patan Hospital. An MOU was signed in this regard between the two institutions.

Breast Feeding Week Observed

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World Breast Feeding Week Observed

World Breast Feeding Week Observed

August 2017. As a regular program, PAHS-Patan Hospital this year too organised different awareness programs during the Breast Feeding Week throughout the first week of August (1-7 August). During the week, various events like Quiz Contest, Documentary Screening and Interaction with Specialists, etc. on the Breast Feeding were held at different parts of the hospital by the initiation of the Health Education Department.

Suicide Registry Training to Stakeholders

 

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Suicide Registry Training to Stakeholders

Suicide Registry Training to Stakeholders

 

July 2017. Department of Psychiatry organised a one-day training on “Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach to Develop Suicide (Attempt) Registry” to various stakeholders of Lalitpur in coordination with District Public Health Office, Lalitpur Metropolitan Police Division-and World Health Organisation to prevent increasing cases of Suicide. For the suicide prevention awareness, there are also 24-Hour helpline numbers to contact Department of Psychiatry-PAHS (9813476123) and  Lalitpur Metropolitan Police (9851215688) with notion ”Contact, Communicate and Care” for everyone who seek help on the topic.

PAHS Receives Kind Donation of Medical Equipment

Medical Equipment Donation for District Hospital Posting

Medical Equipment Donation for District Hospital Posting

16 June 2017. PAHS gratefully received kind donation of medical equipment from Mr. Aart Donkers and members of the Summerland Rotary Club, Canada through Dr. Janice Routledge for the students posting under Community Based Learning in District sites as a part of their final year curriculum. The Equipments were handed over by the volunteer faculty Alison McCallum to vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Bharat Kumar Yadav in presence of Dean of School of Medicine Prof. Dr. Shrijana Shrestha and Coordinator of the Rural Program Dr. Yagya Raj Pokharel.  The generous support is expected to help enhance teaching learning activities of students in district hospital posting. Donor was recognized for the generosity with Letter of Appreciation.

Prof. Dr. Rajesh Nath Gongal Appointed as Rector

Dr. Rajesh Appointed as Rector

Prof. Dr. Rajesh Nath Gongal Appointed as Rector

15 June 2017. Prof. Dr. Rajesh Nath Gongal has been appointed as rector of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) by Hon’ble Minister of Health Mr. Gagan Kumar Thapa at the capacity of Pro-Chancellor of the academy on recommendation of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Bharat Kumar Yadav from the decision made on 30 May 2017 (16 Jestha 2074). Prof. Gongal, a senior surgeon is also a former director of Patan Hospital, the teaching hospital of PAHS and the founding Dean of the academy. The rector position was vacant from 11 March 2017 (28 Falgun 2074)  after Prof. Dr. Kedar Prasad Baral successfully concluded his four-year term on 28 Falgun 2073 (11 march 2017). The new rector formally officiated from 15 June 2017 after he was sworn in by the Vice-Chancellor in a function organised in the office of Vice-Chancellor amongst the presence of executives and head of departments in the program. We wish him all the best for his successful tenure.

The 8th Senate of PAHS Concluded

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Expansion of Hearing & Speech Unit in ENT Department

28 March 2017. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Bharat Kumar Yadav inaugurated the newly established Hearing & Speech unit underDepartment of ENT by doing his own hearing assessment. The state of art hearing and speech unit gives service to patients with all basic test batteries like PTA, Tympanometry, BERA, OAE, complete Paediatric Hearing Assessment, other special tests and speech therapy with world class GSI equipments in standard sound proof rooms. Registrar, Hospital Director and Department Chair were also present during the opening ceremony.

The Department of ENT is also starting CO2 LASER Surgery service in near future, which has already been installed adding another milestone in the field to provide world class services.

Few glimpses of the opening ceremony:

VC Prof. Bharat K. Yadav inaugarating the newly established Hearing & Speech unit by doing his own hearing assessment

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Prof. Dr. Bharat Kumar Yadav appointed as VC of PAHS

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Prof. Dr. Bharat Kumar Yadav appointed as new VC of PAHS

 

Chairs of Departments felicitate the New VC

Chairs of Departments felicitate the New VC

03 Mar 2017. Dr Bharat Kumar Yadav has been appointed as vice-chancellor at Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) by the Government of Nepal. Dr Yadav has been serving as the Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine and General Practice in PAHS. The VC post at PAHS was vacant since August 23 after Prof Dr Sangita Bhandari completed her term. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the capacity of the chancellor of the academy appointed Prof. Yadav out of three candidates based on the recommendation of a three-member search committee chaired by Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa, the pro-chancellor of the academy. The other members of the committee were Dr Senedra Raj Upreti, the Health Secretary and Dr Geeta Bhakta Joshi, a member of the National Planning Commission as members. For the first time, the position was sought applications including in the two other institutions – Karnali Academy of Health Sciences and Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences. The applicants were asked to submit their work plan along with their applications. There were altogether 15 applicants for the position out of which the committee recommended three including Prof. Yadav. The new VC was felicitated and warmly welcomed by the PAHS family amidst a program organised in auditorium hall on 05 March 2017. e wish him all the best for his appointment and successful tenure.

White Coat Ceremony of the 7th MBBS Intake

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White Coat Ceremony – Batch 7

05 Feb 2017. The orientation to the 7th intake of MBBS students under school of medicine was held From 31 Jan which was concluded with commencement of the 65 incoming students into MBBS program held on the “White Coat Ceremony” on 05 Feb 2017. The program chaired by the officiating vice-chancellor of the academy Prof. Dr. Kedar Prasad Baral and was graced by the Chief of Public Health Administration and Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Ministry of Health of the government of Nepal Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh as the chief guest of the ceremony. Among others distinguished guests included Mr. Dipendra Bikram Thapa, Mr. Sitaram Budhathoki, Hikamat Bista and Dr. KK Pandey as the members of National Advisory Board,  Former Secretary of Government of Nepal and the founder vice-chancellor of the Academy – Prof. Dr. Arjun Karki. During the ceremony the students gowned  in white apron also recited the PAHS student oath after the Dean of School of Medicine Prof. Dr. Shrijana Shrestha.

Bioethics Training Held

“Teachers’ Training Workshop on Bioethics”

“Teachers’ Training Workshop on Bioethics”

30 Dec 2016. A four-day “Teachers’ Training Workshop on Bioethics” based on UNESCO core curriculum module on Bioethics was successfully conducted from 27 Dec 2017 to 30 Dec 2017. Twelve enthusiast faculties from different departments including proactively participated in the training. Dr. Rano Mal Piryani was the key resource person in the training with Prof. Dr. Rajesh Nath Gongal and Dr. Darlene Rose House being other facilitators in the training. Bioethics has been an important part of the curriculum of PAHS medical education. Certificates were awarded to all the participants at the end of the training.

7th Core Faculty Development Workshop

Core Faculty Development Workshop

Core Faculty Development Workshop

03 Oct 2016. Faculty Development Committee organised a two-day core faculty development workshop on 02 and 03 Oct 2016 to faculties from different department as a regular activity of the committee.

 Wheelchairs Received as Kind Donation

Wheelchairs received as kind donation

Wheelchairs received as kind donation

25 August 2016. Patan Hospital thankfully received 4 wheel chairs as kind donation from Mr. Kusum Lal Shrestha and Mrs. Ajanta Shrestha on the occasion of 2nd birthday of their son Master Kejash Shrestha.

Farewell to Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary

Farewell to VC Prof. Sangita Bhandary

Farewell to VC Prof. Sangita Bhandary

22 August 2016. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary has been bidden farewell by the executive members of PAHS on behalf of whole PAHS and Patan Hospital family on complettion of her 4-year tenure.

Appointment of Hospital Director and  Nursing Director

Appointment of Hospital Director and Nursing Director

Appointment of Hospital Director and Nursing Director

16 August 2016. Deputy director Dr. Bishnu Prasad Shama has been appointed in the executive position of Hospital Director of Patan Hospital, the teaching hospital of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS). He was sworn in by the vice chancellor of the academy Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary. The position was vacant since the tenure of Prof. Dr. Paban Kumar Sharma completed his tenure as hospital director  on 04 Shrawan 2073 (19 July 2016). Dr. Bishnu was Chair of Department of Dentistry. Similarly, Sister Baidehi Baidya was sworn as Nursing Director in by the newly appointed hospital director Dr. Bishnu Prasad Sharma. She was appointed as Deputy Nursing Director. The position of Nursing director was vacant since the former Nursing Director Sis. Narayani Rai retired on 14 Falgun 2072 (26 Feb 2016). Both the directors were felicitated by executives of the academy.

B.Sc. MIT Curriculum Review Workshop 

B.Sc. MIT- Curriculum Review Workshop

B.Sc. MIT- Curriculum Review Workshop

12 August 2016. Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology

Breast Feeding Week Observed in Patan Hospital

Breast Feeding Week 2016 - Display

Breast Feeding Week 2016 – Display

01 August 2016. First week of August is celebrated as international day of observance to create awareness on Breast feeding. As continuation of previous year, this year also PAHS also observed various programmes during the Breast Feeding week in different concerned departments of Patan Hospital to create awareness on breast feeding. The inaugural function was organised in the out-patient department, where there is utmost flow of visitors.

Quiz contest - Breast feeding week 2016

Quiz contest – Breast feeding week 2016

 

Documentary on Breast Feeding 2016

Documentary on Breast Feeding 2016

Breast Feeding Counselling Training Conducted

Breast Feeding Counselling Training - 2016

Breast Feeding Counselling Training – 2016

02 August 2016. Department of pediatrics conducted a three-day training session on ‘Breast Feeding Counselling’ on 31 July, 01 and 02 August with participation of 24 medical persons. The participants included  included medical doctors and nurses. All the participants were given away certificates of completion by Dean. The department has been conducting the training since last 10 years. Breast feeding has also been included as a part of curriculum of PAHS curriculum so as to create awareness on the importance of breast feeding.

PAHS Graduates Gets through NMC Licencing Examination

FIRST Batch - Group Photo 30 July 2016. PAHS MBBS graduates who are currently in their tenth moth of internship appeared for the Nepal Medical Council (NMC) Licencing Examination held at the Nepal Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS) for the first time today. Creating yet another history all the  graduates who sat for the exam could get though the exam with 100% success in the online result anounced by midnight making the PAHS family and all of its stakeholders proud of and clearing doubts on the PAHS module and the mision that PAHS inculcates. PAHS Receives Kind Donation

Incubator Donation by Lions Club of Sunrise

Incubator Donation by Lions Club of Kathmandu Sunrise

01 July 2016. PAHS received four life saving incubators for infants in Patan Hospital as kind donation. The incubators were donated as joint effort from Lions Club of Kathmandu Sunrise and Mr. Romit Dhungana. Mr. Dhungana is an actor cum producer by profession. The received incubators are locally made and worth 35,000/- each as per the secretary of the club Mr. LN Upadhaya. The donation could be  made possible through the charity of the feature film of the feature film “Buddha Born in Nepal” produced by Mr. Dhungana. The formal handover program was organised in the academy amid the presence of executives of the club and PAHS. The incubators were handed over to the vice chancellor of PAHS Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary jointly by Mr. Sudeep Pradhan, President of the Lions Club of Kathmandu Sunrise and Mr. KP Awale 325A2, newly installed District Governor. Dr. Imran Ansari, the chair of pediatric department, who was also present in the program told about the donation that it is important because of its qualities like affordable and easy operation. PAHS Concluded Trainings for the Interns

Basic DHS Training to Second Group of Interns

Basic DHS Training to Second Group of Interns

28 March 2016. PAHS concluded its two week training sessions for the Interns as per the curriculum with the two-day Basic DHS training held for the second group of altogether 28 interns on 27 and 28 March 2016. Resource persons from different departments contributed to the training. The session was wrapped up by the certificate distribution to the participants by Dean Prof. Dr. Shrijana Shrestha.

6th Core Faculty Development Workshop held

Sixth Faculty Development Workshop

Sixth Faculty Development Workshop

05 March 2016. The PAHS Faculty Development Committee (FDC) organized a two-day Core Faculty Development Workshop on 24-25 March 2016 in the conference hall of the Patan Hospital/PAHS. It is the 6th of the workshops organised with participation of altogether 23 enthusiastic and newly joined participants.

As per Dr. Imran Ansari, the chair of FDC, this workshop is expected not only to provide in depth knowledge about the teaching methodology but also to guide the assessment process to new faculties so that they can perform better in the PAHS teaching-learning system and to overcome the PAHS organisational mission which itself is proven to be a model to not only the nation but also worldwide.

9th PAHS Day Observed

VC giving away token of love - 9th PAHS Day

VC giving away token of love – 9th PAHS Day

07 Feb 2016. Patan Academy of Heath Sciences this year observed its ninth anniversary as PAHS Day as the day when the cabinet of the Government of Nepal endorsed establishment of PAHS in principle with Patan Hospital as its teaching hospital. The formal program was held on 23 Magh 2072 (06 Feb 2016). It is celebrated function took place in PAHS Premises amid the PAHS family including executives, faculties, staffs and students from PAHS and Patan Hospital. The ceremony was chaired by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary. The winners of the annual sports events held from 26 Dec – 02 Jan 2016 were given away prizes by the executives on the. Also the senior staffs who got their retirement in the year were acknowledged by the Vice Chancellor for their dedicated service to Patan Hospital and the academy. The cultural programs were with active participation of staffs, faculty and students was held on the following day which was followed by lunch program.

White Coat Ceremony of the 6th MBBS Intake

White-Coat Ceremony (Batch 6)

White-Coat Ceremony (Batch 6)

21 Jan 2016, A three-day orientation to the 6th intake of students under school of medicine was held on 18, 19 and 21 Jan 2016 which was concluded with commencement of the sixty incoming students into MBBS program held on the “White Coat Ceremony” on 21 Jan. The program chaired by the rector of the academy Mr. Krishna Bahadur Bhandari and was graced by secretary of the Ministry of Health of the government of Nepal Mr. Shanta Bahadur Shrestha as the chief guest of the ceremony. Among others distinguished guests included representative from Nepal Medical Council (NMC) – Dr. Krishna Adhikari,  Chief Hospital Administrator of Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) - Dr. Guna Raj Lohani and the founder vice-chancellor of the Academu – Prof. Dr. Arjun Karki. During the ceremony the students gowned  in white apron also recited the PAHS student oath after the dean- Prof. Dr. Shrijana Shrestha.

PAHS Announces Final Entrance Examination Result for Sixth Intake in MBBS

Pahs(2) The result can also be viewed in the Gorkhapatra and Kantipur national dailies dated 17 Poush 2072 / 1 January 2016, Friday.

Prof. Buddha Basnet sworn in as Chair of Service Commission

Appointment of Prof. Buddha Basnet as Chair of Service Commission

Appointment of Prof. Buddha Basnet as Chair of Service Commission

22 Dec 2016. Prof. Buddha Basnet has been appointed as the Chair of Service Commission of PAHS. Prof. Basnet was sworn in today for the position of by Vice Chancellor Prof. Sangita Bhandary in presence of other executives amid a function held today. The position was vacant since the tenure of founding chair Prof. CP Maskey completed on 02 Dec 2014.

PAHS Announces Written Entrance Examination Result for Sixth Intake in MBBS

22 Dec 2015. School of Medicine-Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) announces the result of the written entrance examination for the admission of its sixth  batch of MBBS for the examination conducted on 12 December 2015 (26 Mangsir 2070). Please Click the link below for: MBBS Entrance Written Exam Result 2072 (2015/2016) Notice for Admission OSCE:

  1. Those who are qualified in the written examination are subjected to Admission OSCE which is going to be held from 12 Poush 2072 (27 December 2015) onward.
  2. Selected candidates have to appear in person to Dean office on 9,10 and 11 Poush 2072 (24,25,26 December 2015) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to get the admit card re-stamped and for the Admission OSCE schedule.
  3. Those who have not re-stamped the admit card are not allowed to sit for an Admission OSCE and thus the examination will be cancelled.
  4. There will not be any changes on the schedule of Admission OSCE at any cost.

Result can also be viewed on PAHS Notice Board or the  ’Gorkhapatra’ and ‘Kantipur’ national dailies dates 07 Poush 2072 (22 December 2015) for the same.

Inauguration of Clinical Skills Lab in PAHS

Clinical Skill Lab Inauguration

Inauguration of Clinical Skill Lab (CSL)

20 Nov 2015. Clinical Skills Lab (CSL) was established in Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of health Sciences with support from the Nick Simons Institute and the Nick Simons Foundation. The inauguration of the CSL was held on 20 Nov 2015. The inaugural program was honored by Honorable Minister of Health and Population Ram Janam Chaudhary as the Chief Guest and chaired by Prof. Sangita Bhandary, Vice Chancellor of PAHS. Among the special guests present were Executive Director  of  Nick Simons Institue Dr. Mark Zimmermanrepresentatives from the Nick Simons Foundation Ms. Marina Schmoukler and Ms.Patty Weisenfeld, former ambassador of Nepal for United Kingdom Dr. Vesh Bahadur Thapa. In the program, Dr. Shanta Bir Maharjan explained about the journey of establishment of CSL in PAHS. Dean Prof. Dr. Shrijana Shrestha threw light on the importance of CSL in a medical college. Ms. Weisenfeld and Dr. Mark expressed their expectation that the medical students will achieve out of the CSL. The chief guest encouraged the interest and deed of the Simons. The program was concluded with vote of thanks from the Vice Chancellor Prof. Bhandary.

PAHS Announces Result of Final MBBS Examination of the First Batch

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Passed out first batch of PAHS MBBS students

The Patan Academy of Health Sciences, School of Medicine announced the result of final MBBS examination of the first batch held in the month of August. All the fifty four students who appeared in the exam have passed the exam with good marks. We extend hearty congratulations to all the students and wish them the best for their future endeavor.

MoU between PAHS and Lalitpur Nursing College

 

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Prof. Sangita Bhandary and Prof. Hira Bahadur Maharjan signing MoU

01 August 2015. Tripartite memorandum of understanding was signed between Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Tribhuwan University (TU) and Lalitpur Nursing College (LNC). According to the agreement, the Lalitpur Nursing College has been formally handed over to PAHS by the Tribhuwan University. Amidst the program there was presence of Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary, Vice Chancellor of PAHS; Prof. Dr. Hira Bahadur Maharjan, Vice Chancellor of Tribhuwan Univesity; Prof. Dr. Sharad Raj Onta, Assistant Dean, Institute of Medicine; Prof. Radha Wangdel, Principal, Lalitpur Nursing College and other executives from the institutions.

Group Photo after the MoU

Group Photo after the MoU

German Ambassador Handover of Medical Equipments to Patan Hospital

 

German Ambassador handovers medical equipment to Patan Hospital

German Ambassador handovers medical equipment to Patan Hospital

26 May 2015. German Ambassador to Nepal His Excellency Mr. Matthies handing over donated medical equipments to Prof. Dr. Sangita Bhandary, Vice Chancellor of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) amid a program held in Patan Hospital premise. The equipments were collected with the generous effort of Prof. Dr. Reiner Schettler from University of Giessen-Marburg and Mr. Helmut Kapczynski. German economist Dr. Peter Richter was also present as a special guest in the program.

Earthquake Disaster Management at Patan Hospital

On 25 April 2015,  7.9 Richter scale tragic and devastating earthquake disaster hit Nepal and the aftershocks followed which claimed more than 8000 human lives and 16000 injures leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless with hundreds of missing cases. The data is expected to rise even higher. All the team including medical, non-medical and students worked hard to manage the disaster out of which we got compliment as one of the best managed hospitals from various sources. More than 1500 cases were brought to Patan hospital after the disaster with 57 of brought dead bodies. More than 200 cases were planned for surgeries with some with multiple and major surgeries. Victims are getting free medical treatments at Patan Hospital with free food also to one of the caretakers out of generous support from local donors. The second big hit on 12 May made people more panic with hospital receiving more victims for medical treatment. We are now running almost all services in the makeshift tent hospitals within the hospital premise and in the field hospital in the ground of Buddhi Bikas Mandal, a local club. We have been conducting even dialysis service and OT in tents. The admitted victims are being cent percent waived of medical treatments charges with supply for free food to a caretaker in addition to the victims.
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