Nepal faces medicine crisis amidst ongoing protest

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Birgunj, Nov 26 (ANI): Nepal has been facing a medical crisis amidst the ongoing protest by the Madhesi community at the main crossing of India-Nepal border. Trucks importing medicines from India were blocked at the border crossing of Birgunj by the Madhesi community. Nepal has been in turmoil since September, when it adopted a new constitution. People from ethnic Madhesi groups living along the border with India, began protests saying Nepal’s first republican charter did not accommodate their interests. A doctor, Rakesh, said that there was shortage of injectable medicines mainly imported from India. The landlocked country is heavily dependent on neighboring India for most of its medicine and fuel. Protesters have blockaded trucks from neighbouring India for more than two months, leading to acute shortages of fuel and medicine.

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