200 taken ill to unknown disease in Rukum
Aug 17, 2017-Around 200 persons at Khadi in Aathbiskot Municipality of Rukum district have taken ill due to unknown disease.
Locals said those taken ill are suffering from head and stomach ache, vomiting and complain of pain in hands and legs. Municipality Chief Gorkha Bahadur KC informed the number of patients has been increasing every day.
The health post in Syala has not been able to diagnose the disease. It is also run by an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) which has further compounded the problem of those suffering.
Following increase in the numbers, two health workers--one health assistant and one assistant health worker-- have been send from Municipal Level Health Center in Aathbiskot, informed municipal chief KC. They are likely to reach the affected place by this evening.
KC was concerned that the disease could turn into an epidemic if not contained immediately.
Published: 17-08-2017 15:04