Shortage of Anti-rabies vaccine in Parsa

March 9, 2017: A shortage of anti-rabies vaccines has been seen in Parsa district for long, causing inconvenience in the treatment of rabies.

People suffering rabid dog bites are compelled to purchase the anti-rabies vaccines from private clinics for exorbitant price due to the shortage.

There is a shortage of anti-rabies vaccines that the government has been distributing to the public health institutions in the district for two months now.

Although the vaccine used to be provided free of cost at the Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Birgunj, the Pokhariya Hospital and the Area Health Post at Thori, it is not available since the past two months.

The District Public Health Office, Parsa stated that the shortage is because the stock of the anti-rabies vaccine has run out at the Regional Medical Store at Hetauda. It is stated that the Narayani Sub-regional Hospital requires 800 vials, Pokhariya Hospital 500 vials and the Area Health Post at Thori 200 vials of anti-rabies vaccines per month. RSS

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