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Health Ministry warns of actions against unauthorized trading of anti-covid vaccines

Radio Nepal 19 Jan, 2022 7:59 pm

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health has urged people having flu-like symptoms to stay in quarantine for five days.

At a press briefing at the Ministry on Thursday, Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Division Chief Krishna Prasad Paudel called on people to stay in quarantine and undergo a test if they develop symptoms like cough, cold, and shore throat.

He also urged people to adopt health safety measures as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is more contagious than the earlier variants.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has assured of enough medical supplies including essential drugs and medical equipment for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Joint spokesperson of the Ministry Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said the ministry had directed government hospitals and provincial health logistics management centers across the country to update stocks of medicines including paracetamol.

He also said the procurement process had been forwarded to bring additional medicines.

Joint Spokesperson Dr. Adhikari has informed that the ministry has reduced the Covid test fee.

As per the new fee set by the government, people can have PCR tests in a government hospital at 800 rupees and the private hospital could charge 15 hundred rupees. However, people with symptoms would get free PCR tests in government hospitals.

Likewise, the Health Ministry has warned of stringent actions against unauthorized trading of anti-Covid vaccines.

Issuing a statement today, the Ministry has urged people to report to the local administration or the police about unauthorized trading of the vaccines if they find any.

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