KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) had handed over relief materials to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) for distribution to the flood victims in the eastern and central tarai plains in mid-August. But those relief materials have not been distributed yet.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8 : Medical equipment worth billions of rupees is dumped in the stores of Nepal's top government hospitals when they break down. The hospitals neither repair such equipment nor auction them off. Bir Hospital, Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj, Kanti Children's Hospital, B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Chitwan, the Regional Hospital in Pokhara and scores of others across the country have been dumping expensive equipment for years, preferring to procure new equipment rather than go for repairs.