Rukum health posts reeling under medicines shortageHeath posts in rural parts of Rukum district are reeling under shortage of essential medicines that the government distributes free of cost.
Heath posts in rural parts of Rukum district are reeling under shortage of essential medicines that the government distributes free of cost.
Health facilities in Gotamkot, Chaukhawang, Sankh, Morabang, Taksera, Pokhara, Mahat, Kankri, Sayalakhadi, Ranmanmaikot, Hukam, Sisne, Kol and Rangshi ran out of stock of medicines about a month and a half ago, said villagers.
Juddhu Budha of Morabang said health workers had suggested that he buy medicines from somewhere else.
According to the District Health Office, patients in the rural parts of the district are facing problems as health post in-charges did not go to the district headquarters to receive medicines on time.
“At this time of the year, most of the health workers go on leave,” said Dr Rajendra GC of Rukum District Hospital, adding that the DHO is also facing difficulties to bring medicines due to transportation problems.
“Essential medicines will reach health posts within a few days,” he assured.
The government provides 70 types of medicines free of cost from district hospitals, 56 types of medicines from primary health centres and 35 types of medicines from heath posts.