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  MoHP Procuring Drugs That Go Unused
       ARJUN POUDEL  
 
    Multi-year contracts, commissions involved

KATHMANDU, April 16 :
Due to multiple side effects and the availability of substitute drugs, doctors have stopped prescribing medicines like aspirin, chloramphenicol, charcol, aminophenicol and metronidazole syrup. However, these medicines - meant for distribution to the public for free from government health centers - are still piling up at government pharmaceutical stores and the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has not stopped procuring them from India.

Officials at the ministry are aware that such medicines procured in the past have been rotting away at medical stores. But they are yet to cancel or revise the purchase deals signed some four years ago.

 
  93.2 Hectares Of Forestland Encroached In 63 Districts: OAG
       SANTOSH GHIMIRE  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 16: A total of 93,283 hectares of forestland have been encroached by the settlers in 63 districts of the country so far, according to the Auditor General´s latest report.

The 51st annual report of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), which was recently submitted to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, shows that a whopping 121 thousand households have encroached upon forestland at 740 places across the country.

 
  Suicides Among Old On Rise
       BENUPRAJ BHATTARAI  
 
   

 
  Victims Of Conflict Want Perpetrators Booked
       DEVENDRA BASNET  
 
    DANG, April 16 : Tear stained eyes of Ram Prasad Chaudhary of Okhara village in Ghorahi VDC-3 widened with anger when this daily inquired about his children.

Caught in the cross fire, his elder son Arbind was killed during the decade-long insurgency while the whereabouts of his daughter Ramkali remains unknown.

 
  Education At Bajura Community Schools Not Free
       KRISHNA OLI  
 
    BAJURA, April 16 :Fourth-grader Gopal Sarki of Dhamkane in Martadi VDC-1, Bajura district was forced to drop out of Saraswati Lower Secondary School last year as his family could not afford the monthly fees.

“We could not afford to pay Rs. 250 a month in school fees and so I dropped out,”Gopal said. He now works as a shepherd.

 
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