Health care services in Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and in other major cities are good. All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas, are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the Government in different parts of rural Nepal. For major health crisis or emergency, one may have to be evacuated to Kathmandu.?
Health and Safety Useful Tips:
A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. The following items
are recommended: Aspirin of Panadol, for pain or fever; Antihistamine, as a decongestant
for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics, useful if
traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation
(Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil, for upset stomach; Rehydration mixture – for
treatment of severe diarrhea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar
dry spray- for cuts and grazes.
Other things to be included are: Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings; bandages and band aids for minor injuries; scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotions, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges, moleskin, Sulamyd 10 percent eye drops, paracetamol and antacid tablets.