Medicinal goods worth Rs 6.5 billion imported amid ongoing prohibitory orders

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KATHMANDU, June 8: The Department of Customs said that medicinal goods worth Rs 6.5 billion have been imported since the prohibitory orders were enforced in most parts of the country on April 29. 

Based on the same statistics, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies prepared a report which revealed that Nepal imported medicinal stuff  worth Rs 6,452,258,000 between April 29 and June 7. 

Of the total imports, pharmaceuticals worth Rs 4.96 billion and unprocessed medicinal goods costing Rs 1.5 billion were brought in from abroad. 

Similarly, a significant quantity of other daily commodities including food grains, pulses, rice, salt, oil, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, essential petroleum products, diesel, petrol and cooking LP gas were also imported during that period time, the ministry said.

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