Only 100 Million Spent Out of 1.1 Billion Budget Allocated to Procure Essential Medicine

Kathmandu, Nepal
Approximately 100 million has been spent out of 1.1 billion budget allocated to purchase 70 kinds essential medicines by Ministry of Health. According to Government officials, the procurement process was hindered due to Terai protest and Indian blockade. Director of Logistics Management Division, Dr. Bhim Singh Tinkari said “We might be able to spend 40 crores at the end of fiscal year". He added; "out of tender announced for 84 types of medicines, applications were received for only 44 types of medicines. How can we achieve target in such situation?".

Source: Nepali Health
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