16 shops sealed by local administration in Birgunj


Police sealing the shops being run on the premises of Birgunj sub-regional Hospital, on Friday, January 12, 2018. Photo:Ram Sarraf

BIRGUNJ: The local administration has sealed a total of 16 shutters including 14 pharmacies and one grocery and sweet shop run on the premises of Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Birgunj on Friday.

Since the Supreme Court had ordered the governmental hospitals on June 28 of 2015, not to allow private pharmacies and shops to be operated on their premises, which is now executed by the local administration, said Parsa’s Chief District Officer Binod Prakash Singh. Those pharmacies were also not renewed since last three years.


“We had requested all the private pharmacies (being run on the premises of Narayani Sub-regional Hospital) and other shops to shift their operations. But they ignored our request, hence we locked down the shutters,” informed Singh.

There were plenty of complaints of these private fleecing the customers.

Narayani Hospital, which has already begun its own pharmacy, had published notices to vacant the shutters.

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