Bajhang faces drugs shortageDozens of health facilities including the District Hospital in Bajhang are reeling under a shortage of essential drugs as the concerned contractors have not transported the medicines.
Dozens of health facilities including the District Hospital in Bajhang are reeling under a shortage of essential drugs as the concerned contractors have not transported the medicines.
Auxiliary Health Worker Dhurba Singh of Parakatne Health Post said he has been giving away the medicine names to the patients which they buy in pharmacies.
Essential medicines like Paracetamol, Amoxicillin and Amgit tablets cannot be found in many health posts in Bajhang these days.
Ganga Joshi of the District Health Office admitted they have insufficient stock of medicines in the district. “The contractors have assured us to provide required
medicines within a week,” said Joshi.
Laxmiraj Joshi, the in charge of Lamatola Health Post, said there should be 34 types of medicines in all health posts at all times, but they only have six right now.
“Even the District Hospital has the same problem,” Joshi said.
According to some locals, the people in the district have been compelled to buy medicines at pharmacies which they used to get free of cost at health posts.
Health post without essential medicines
SALYAN: Mulkhola Health Post of Salyan has been facing shortage of essential medicines and medical instruments for the past several months. Health workers said health services have been affected as a result. Health worker Bhawani Shrestha said they have been referring the patients to other health posts for treatment. We do not even have surgical sutures to stitch the wounds, she added.