Quake victims suffering from cold related diseases

- Post Report, KAVRE

Dec 11, 2016-

Most of the children, senior citizens and postpartum women living in temporary shelters in Kavre since the earthquake of April 25, 2015, are suffering from cold induced diseases. Maiya Adhikari, 78, of Dapcha has been suffering from chronic pneumonia ever since she and her family moved into the camp for the earthquake displaced. “Living here is hard, especially during winter. I caught pneumonia after coming here,” she said.

Another earthquake victim Rahar Gole of Chyasingkharka said his 70-year-old mother and his two sons were down with cold. “The shelter is not warm and the roof is leaky. My mother and children are sick because of  cold,” he said. 

Dr Rajendra Koju of Dhulikhel Hospital said most of the people living in temporary shelters have cold related diseases these days. 

“Children, senior citizens and postpartum women living in temporary shelters have been affected the most by cold related illnesses,” he said. 

Published: 11-12-2016 08:26

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