Nepal


Methadone/Buprenorphine Treatment:
available

In Nepal there are several clinics providing methadone/buprenorphine treatment as well as services assisting with finding a suitable program. Duration of continued dosing needs to be discussed with a treatment service in each single case. Currently, take-home dosing is not possible. We advise to contact a clinic or service well in advance of an intended journey.


Importation of Methadone and Buprenorphine:
possible

A methadone/buprenorphine prescriber must apply for an import permit on behalf of his/her patient at the Department of Drug Administration several weeks in advance of the intended journey (we advise at least three months). The following information should be included: the patient's personal data, dates of travel to and departure from Nepal and the total quantity of methadone/buprenorphine. Moreover, it is important to state that the traveller requires methadone/buprenorphine for the treatment of a medical condition. The Department of Drug Administration will forward the import permit it to the patient's prescriber.

[To check whether the importation regulations presented above are still valid, contact the Department of Drug Administration]

Contact Addresses - continuation of treatment/dosing:

 Kathmandu

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
MMTP
Maharajganj
Kathmandu
Nepal
Phone
: +997-1-4427 684
Email: mmtp@iomdit.org.np  

Saraathi Nepal
Social Supprt Unit MMTP
Panipokhari
Kathmandu
Nepal
Phone
: +977-1-20 10 141
Email: saarathinepal@hotmail.com

Aavash Samuha
Social Supprt Unit MMTP
Lagankhel
Lalitpur
Nepal
Phone
: +977-1-5573983
Email: 
aavashsamuha@wlink.com.np


Pokhara

Western Regional Hospital
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
MMTP
Kaski
Pokhara
Nepal
Phone
: +977-1-061 426526
Email: 
mmtpwrh@gmail.com

 
Weitere Hilfsorganisationen

Manish Care Foundation
Social Support Unit
Kaski
Pokhara
Email: 
manishcarefoundation@hotmail.com

Recovering Nepal
(National Network of People who use Drugs and Drug led organizations in Nepal) 

Phone: 977-1-2111107
Email: 
recoveringnepal@gmail.com


Contact details - importation of methadone/buprenorphine:

Any Nepalese embassy/consulate or

Government of Nepal
Ministry of Health and Population
Permanent Secretary / Medical Officer Narcotics

Ram Shah Path
Kathmandu
Nepal
Phone: +977 1 4262862 (Telefonzentrale)

Government of Nepal
Ministry of Health and Population
Department of Drug Administration
Director General
Bijulibazar
Kathmandu
Nepal
Phone: +49 977 1 4780432
Email: dda@healthnet.org.np

 


Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
INDRO e.V.
Bremer Platz 18-20
D-48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580 or +49 2571-584868
Email: INDROeV@t-online.de

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(This page last revised August 11, 2009)