Mahottari, Sept 4: Oxygen cylinders in the hospitals in Mahottari district are in short supply due to the indefinite shutdown called by the United Madheshi Front since 21 days.
According to Girendra Jha, Public Health Inspector at the District Public Health Office Mahottari, the hospitals here were starting to run short for oxygen cylinder as the cylinder stocked at the hospitals were also used in the ambulances besides hospitals.
In lack of adequate oxygen cylinder and medicines, hospitals here were facing problem in rendering medical services to those sustaining injuries during the clash, shared Public Health Inspector Jha.
â€œPatients are suffering due to the lack of medicine,” informed Jha.
Vehicles, plying on both, short and long haul, have remained off the road in the district since the shutdown was enforced, leading to obstruction in the smooth supply/import of medicine and other essentials in the district.
The agitators have been demonstrating in various places of the district since today morning.
Markets, industries, educational institutions, financial institutions and government offices have remained close in the district, owing to the shutdown.