Mahendranagar (Dhanusha), Nov 3: The Janakpur Bazaar is witnessing an acute shortage of medicines in wake of the indefinite strike launched by United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and the Indian government’s undeclared economic blockade.
The short supply of medicines has rendered life difficult while services at the Janakpur Regional Hospital have been affected. Medicines for heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and children’s diseases fall short in the Janakpur thoroughfare.
We are facing acute shortage of necessary medicines as Aciloc ampoule, fever medicines, antibiotics and saline water, said Ganesh Prasad Sah, Chairman of Association of Pharmeceutical Producers of Nepal, Regional Chapter, Janakpur.
With the continued protest, medicines and oxygen cylinders are in short supply at the Janakur Regional Hospital. The Hospital had been transporting medicines and oxygen among other essential supplies through tractors after the end of the fiscal year, said Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Sanjay Thakur.
Thakur warned that the emergency service, surgery and maternity service would also have to be closed if the situation persisted.
UDMF has been on agitation for the last 81 days without let up creating severe shortage of essential supplies and disrupting normal life across the country particularly in Tarai.