SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 2: The only district hospital at Solukhumbu's Phaplu is without any doctors at present, as none of the doctor chose to work in Solukhumbu following the adjustment process of health workers. Due to this, patients are obliged to run to hospitals in Kathmandu and Okhaldhunga for even small medical needs.
SIRAHA, April 21: Rinku Kumari Yadav of Siraha Bazar had a little money in her pocket when she went to the district hospital for her pregnancy check up last week. She was straight away told to have a video x-ray, blood culture, urine and stool tests done. This cost her a lot. After that, she was handed a long list of medicines. She thought that buying the medication would not be expensive as the government provides 70 kinds of essential drugs for free. More so, for a pregnant woman.