HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BAJURA: Health centres in northern Bajura have run out of medicine after they could not replenish their stock following the recent flood in the area.
Medicine worth more than two million rupees was swept away when rain waters entered Kolti Health centre, where drugs sufficient for five months for nine local health centers, were stored.
“Scarcity of drugs has adversely affected health centres. We have written to the regional health directorate to replenish our stock but do not know when fresh medicine will arrive,” said Tejsingh Saud, store keeper at the district hospital.
The June 1 flooding, which damaged the maternity section at Kolti health Centre, destroyed property worth more than 10 million rupees, said Deuma Dhami, who works at the centre. “We have been providing maternity service to women who visit the health post by visiting their houses,” she said.
Meanwhile, the health centre has been running without a doctor for the last four months. Dr Bishwa Raj Baral, who was working at the centre, left the health post to go on training but is yet to return.