Banke lacks tetanus vaccines

Banke, Sept 13: Many health institutions including Bheri Zonal Hospital and Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital in the district are in short of tetanus vaccines for the past one month, but authorities concerned are least concerned. 

Spokesperson for the Bheri Zonal Section of the Nepal Chemists and Druggists Association Jiban Sharma confirmed the short supply of the medicine.

Sudip Poudel, a health worker at the Bheri Zonal Hospital, said patients have reported of lack of the medicine. Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Prakash Bahadur Thapa however expressed ignorance about the matter. "We do not know about the matter as the hospital does not provide the vaccines itself. There are other expensive alternatives to the drug," he said.

The vaccines were being supplied by an Indian company to a Birgunj-based Super Store before being supplied to other pharmacies.

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