POKHARA, April 14: Rewati Subedi, who suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes, was extremely worried over the ongoing lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading. The medicines which she needed to take daily were running out of stock and all of a sudden everyone were told to follow the stay-home order. However, now she is relieved thanks to the initiation taken by the local government.

NEW DELHI, March 27: India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment as it confronts the spread of coronavirus, and has approached hundreds of companies to secure supplies quickly, according to a report by the country’s investment agency seen by Reuters.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has formed a facilitation committee coordinated by its vice-chair Deepak Kumar Malhotra to allay potential risks resulting from Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

JUMLA, Dec 22: Dozens of patients who reach Karnali Aayurveda Aaushadalaya,  Jumla, from several remote villages of the district as well as from Mugu, Kalikot and Dolpa everyday have no choice but to return disappointed due to the lack of medicines at the Aayurvedic health center. According to the patients, not even a single medicine is available at the center for the last one month.

JUMLA, Oct 23: Utter negligence and mismanagement of drug supply has come to the fore in Jumla. While the lack of medicines in health posts and hospitals is not a new tale in this rural zone, locals are enraged after seeing medicines dumped on riverside in Kakan Sundari Rural Municipality.

Make your own medicines

July 4, 2019 01:00 am

Nepal relies on India to fulfill its medicine requirement. Overreliance on foreign suppliers for vital medicines could be disastrous for Nepal in case of national health crisis

LONDON, Feb 1: With just 56 days until Britain leaves the EU, Jo Elgarf has begun stockpiling food in case politicians fail to strike an exit deal, but she says she cannot do the same with vital drugs her disabled daughter needs.

MAHOTTARI, Oct 28: Many health institutions in Gaushala municipality are in short of government-provided free medicines, which have badly affected the patients.

Medicines my life support

June 30, 2018 08:42 am

I have a list of medicines, some homeopathic, and others chemical based that I consume every day. Most of the time, they are scattered all over my room but I’ve never known why I need to rely on them. No matter how absurd it might sound, I actually don’t know why. I stand in front of my dressing table, and my eyes shift to the reflection of a medical gel. I find myself staring at it. It’s not easy for me to avoid all the medicines that I have lying in every corner of my room.

PALPA, June 7: As monsoon is just around the corner, almost all local units of Palpa have started purchasing the required stock of medicines for rain-induced diseases to be distributed to the locals.In November 2017, Tansen Municipality had purchased medicines worth Rs 705,000 and distributed to various health posts.

SAPTARI, April 26: Shyamdevi Mishra of Tilathi-Koiladi-1 reached a health post at Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality for check up after feeling exhausted. When health workers found out that she had low blood pressure, they suggested her to drink Jeevan Jal, an oral rehydration mixture.

SIRAHA, April 17: A few days ago, Rameshwar Prasad Yadav, the in-charge of Majhaura Health Post of Nawarajpur Rural Municipality, was found checking the health of one and half years old Kritika Yadav by holding her wrist in his hand, trying to examine her pulse rate. He was not using even a stethoscope because the health post doesn't have one. The health post lacks other minor medical tools required for checking blood pressure, cough and other problems.

SIRAHA, March 16: Rambilas Yadav of Mirchaiya-8, Phulbariya sustained a deep cut to his hand while collecting fodder on Tuesday. He immediately rushed to a local health post for treatment.

JANAKPUR, Feb 20: After Janakpur-based Ramas Public Pharmacy was found to be selling medicines in half the rate of the existing market price, the district chapter of Nepal Chemist and Druggist Association had halted the supply of medicine to the drug store, arguing that it would render other pharmacies jobless.

DOLPA, Feb 16: All five health facilities in Tripurasundari Municipality of Dolpa are facing chronic shortages of medicines. Though shortages have been prevalent since last November, it is yet to draw the attention of authorities concerned.

CHITWAN, Jan 22: A two-day assembly of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal (NAP +N) concluded here on Sunday, issuing an 11-point Chitwan Declaration.

LAMJUNG, Jan 5: The District Community Hospital is struggling to provide service to patients due to lack of medicines provided by the government for free.

BAGLUNG, Aug 21:  Laxmi Gautam of Bhimapokhari-7 is a regular user of herbal medicines since the last two years. Herbal medicines have been helping her cure problems related to digestion and sleep. According to her, such medicines have solved her health problems which were not cured through allopathic treatment.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Nepal Chemists and Druggists Association (NCDA) has provided health services in the flood-affected areas of Nepal. Issuing a statement on Tuesday, the association said that it had mobilized its zonal and district branches to provide health service to the flood-affected people immediately after the floods started. The association said it had mobilized medical teams including doctors in Mechi, Koshi, Sagarmatha, Janakpur, and Narayani zones.

BARDIBAS, August 1: "We don't receive any medicines for free, doctors write it down on a piece of paper and we buy it outside."

JHAPA, July 28: It has been more than three days since the primary health center in Kankai Municipality does not have ‘amoxicillin’, an antibiotic. In fact, this life saving drug which is supposed to be distributed for free by the government is not available at most of the health centers in the district since Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal Drugs Limited is all set to produce paracetamol from mid September this year.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Amid rumors about shortage of medicine in the country, the Association of Pharmaceuticals Producers of Nepal (APPON) has assured that there is stock of medicines sufficient for a year.

GAUSHALA, Feb 6: The Mahottari district which was reeling under shortage of medicinal supplies will finally heave a sigh of relief with the supply of medicines to last at least three months.

GAUSHALA, Jan 30: Government health institutions based in Mahottari districts are giving a deserted look these days as patients stopped to visit them in search of treatment after such health facilities came under a grip of shortage of medicines.

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 24: Topa Health Post is just five kilometers away from the district headquarters Rajbiraj of Saptari. Although the government has allotted quota of MBBS doctor for the health post, the quota is just limited to paper and the health post does not open regularly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The process of supplying essential medicines to the districts is in the final stage after intervention by the Ministry of Health to ease the short supply of the drugs.

MUGU, Jan 10: The government has categorized 70 types of medicines for free of cost distribution and those are supplied to the rural health posts through the respective district hospitals. However, while the scarcity of medicines in the health posts and government hospitals is not an unheard issue, the situation in Mugu is no different. Amid this, the authorities put the blame on 'surprising disappearance' of the drugs on the way.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 25: The hospitals and health posts in Kanchanpur are facing an acute shortage of medicines including those distributed free of cost due to delay and negligence on part of the concerned authorities.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Though the government provides 72 types of medicines free of cost to the general public, the list of these essential drugs is not made public by most of the hospitals and primary health centers or by health posts in the districts.

PHALEBASH (Parbat), Oct 30: The Parbat District Hospital is facing an acute shortage of essential medicinal supplies for the past one month forcing the patients towards the receiving end of the outrageous shortfall.

MAHOTTARI, Sept 4: The Outpatient department (OPD) of District Hospital Jaleshwor is facing dearth essential medicinal supplies.

Rohto medicines launched

August 21, 2016 21:36 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Rohto-Mentholatum Co Ltd, a multinational Japanese company,  has introduced its medicines and health care products in the Nepali market.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), July 25: A truck carrying medicines was torched at Ratnanagar of Chitwan on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 7: A clinic has been sealed by a market monitoring team on the charge of black marketeering of medicines.