NEPAL FACES SHORTAGE OF MEDICINES DUE TO STRIKE

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Lack of life-saving medicines, most of which are imported from India and third countries, has hit Nepal's hospitals and medical stores due to a continuing strike which has entered the 13th day on Tuesday. The strike, called by the seven political parties, has affected the import of life-saving medicines and other types of drugs, importers said.

People's Daily Online (http://english.people.com.cn/200604/18/eng20060418_259314.html)