From The Nepali Press
Himal Khabarpatrika, 29 March-13 April
FROM ISSUE #241 (01 APRIL 2005 - 07 APRIL 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
SUBSCRIBE NT PRINT REFER WRITE TO EDITOR
JAJARKOT-Jajarkot District Hospital has only Cetamol left. Other health posts don't even have painkillers. If you get sick in Jajarkot these days, you either have to visit faith healers or go down to Nepalganj. It's not just medicines, there aren't any doctors either. The 15-bed Jajarkot District Hospital has been without a doctor for a year now even though there are supposed to be three doctors posted here. The midwest has one zonal hospital, 14 district hospitals, 26 primary care centres, 142 health posts and 426 sub-health posts. But except for the Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalganj, there are no doctors or medicines in most of them. The reason there are no medicines is because of the shortage of helicopters to transport them. Last month a Mugu bound helicopter loaded with medicines landed near Surkhet and the Maoists looted all the medicines. Since then the government has grounded Karnali helicopters.