Dolpa : Dolpa district hospital is struggling without medicines provided to patients for free. The government provides 70 types of medicines for free through respective government hospitals.
Yee Gurung of Thulobheri Municipality-6 was returned empty-handed without medicines when he recently visited the hospital for a headache treatment. “The hospital sent me empty handed. I was short of money to purchase medicines from a private pharmacy. I however purchased medicines after borrowing money from my relative,” he said.
The hospital lacks the free-distributed medicines for the past three weeks, but authorities are least concerned. The hospital lacks coordination from the municipality to supply the medicines, said a hospital employee.