From The Nepali Press
Rajdhani, 21 February
FROM ISSUE #236 (25 FEB 2005 - 05 MARCH 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Medical supplies have not reached dozens of villages in the eastern part of the country due to the Maoist blockade. The regional medical store of Biratnagar reported large stocks of medicines donated by the German development bank, KfW rotting in stores. "We haven't been able to transport the medicines anywhere," said Dhirananda Jha, chief of the medical store at Biratnagar. The medicines are packed and ready for distribution to eight eastern hill districts and three districts in the mountains where essential drugs are in short supply. Only some districts in the tarai such as Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari and Siraha have received medical supplies. Every year, KfW has been helping with medical supplies worth nearly Rs 150,000 to primary health centres, health posts and sub-health posts of various districts in the tarai, hills and mountains.