National Briefs

1 held with narcotics

BIRGUNJ: The District Police Office, Parsa arrested a man possessing narcotics, brown sugar. Raj Kumar Manandhar, 22, of Banepa municipality, Kavre district, was arrested with 10 grams of brown sugar in course of a police search, said the District Police Office, Parsa. Police is carrying out further investigation in that connection.

X-ray defunct

DADELDHURA: The X-ray machine in Jogbudha Primary Health Centre in Dadeldhura has remained unused for the past one year due to lack of trained workers. The machine was purchased with the financial support from Jogbudha VDC, local community forest users' groups and the District Public Health Office. The patients are compelled to visit the district headquarters and Indian towns for X-ray service. The office could not arrange trained manpower as there was no quota for an X-Ray technician, said Dr Prakash Chhetri.