11 malaria patients under observation

Banke: The Banke District Public Health Office (DPHO) is keeping 11 malaria-stricken patients of Banke district under observation from Saturday.

Banke DPHO chief Jay Bahadur Karki said: “The patients are undergoing treatment under the direct supervision of doctors. Steps are underway to shift these patients to Nepalgunj.”

A medical team deployed here had referred the patients to Nepalgunj on Wednesday. However, the patients’ relatives could not take them to Nepalgunj due to poverty. “The patients are undergoing free treatment here. The DPHO is bearing all the expenses of their treatment,” Karki said. Karki said the team is still active in malaria-affected areas to locate malaria patients and treat them.