Print Edition - 2017-08-29 | News
Diarrhoea, fever cases up
Aug 29, 2017-Viral infections and diseases continue to stalk the flood-hit areas in the Tarai districts, with health workers blaming contaminated water and food for the outbreaks.
In Saptari, many people are suffering from diarrhoea and viral fever. As many as 25 people are down with diarrhoea at Banarjhula settlement in Tilathi Koiladi.
Jageshwor Raya, a local man, said sick villagers were not getting on-field medical assistance.
“They have to go to a private clinic at Hanumannagar for treatment,” he said, adding that people were still drinking contaminated water from tube wells and getting sick.
Gyan Bahadur Basnet, chief at the District Public Health Office, said though there were cases of disease outbreaks in the flood-affected areas, the problem was not all too serious.
“We have mobilised medical teams in the flood-hit areas. The diseases are being contained,” he said.
In Siraha, patients of viral fever are on the rise. Around 50 viral fever cases are being reported daily in our health facilities, an official at the District Health Office said.
In Bardiya, many people in the flood-hit areas are suffering from viral fever and common cold-like symptoms. People complained that they were not receiving proper treatment even at the District Hospital due to the lack of enough doctors.
The hospital is overwhelmed with patients of viral diseases these days.
More than 50 patients were visiting the emergency unit of the hospital. (PR)
Published: 29-08-2017 07:24