118 pharmacies operated against basic standards in KMC

Kathmandu, March 1: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has said that 118 pharmacies found to have operated within KMC are found not following basic standards.     

KMC Health Department has carried out monitoring of pharmacies from October 8, 2023. In the course of monitoring pharmacies operated in wards 1, 2, 3 and other wards so far, the pharmacies were not found to follow basic standards.     

In the course of the monitoring, three packets of anti-rabies vaccines, nine pieces of TT vaccine and three pieces of insulin were seized from Mission Pharmacy operated at KMC-14, said acting Chief of KMC Health Department, Sajina Maharjan.     

Most of the pharmacies were found not maintaining the temperature required in the vaccine store room, it was serious negligence in view of public health, shared Maharjan.     

After knowing the monitoring situation, KMC Deputy Mayor and Coordinator of the Monitoring Committee, Sunita Dangol mentioned that chance could not be given to such pharmacies for improvement.     

Issuing a public notice, the KMC in November 2023 urged the pharmacies running within KMC to come under the ambit of law as per the existing provision. The KMC had launched monitoring citing pharmacies neglected the information.     

A total of 2,600 medical shops are now in operation in KMC. (RSS)

  • Nepal News Agenacy Pvt. Ltd.

  • Putalisadak, Kathmandu Nepal

  • 01-4011122, 01-4011124

  • [email protected]

  • Department of Information and Broadcasting Regd.No. 2001।077–078

©2024 Nepal Page | Website by appharu.com

Our Team

Editorial Board