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125 dengue cases reported in Hetauda

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Hetauda, August 14

Around 125 dengue patients have been detected in Hetauda sub-metropolis ever since the disease was first detected here.

This data was made public at a press conference organised here by Social Development Ministry Health Directorate today.

Of the dengue patients found here, 69 are males while the remaining are women. Again, ward-wise, Hetauda sub-metropolis-4 has recorded the highest number of dengue patients — 61. Dengue was first seen in Hetauda on July 26. As per details provided, larvae and pupae were found in 88 houses of the total 101 houses that were surveyed in five days.

Meanwhile, Health Directorate and Hetauda sub-metropolis are said to be conducting their search and destroy campaign to control the disease. Those involved in the campaign have sought the help of all and sundry to stem the spread of the disease.

Province Health Directorate Acting Director Shambhu Gyawali urged the people to make sure water didn’t collect unnecessarily. “As we can control the spread of the disease only by making sure there is nothing in which water collects openly and provides suitable breeding ground for the mosquito carrying dengue, I hope everyone will cooperate,” said Gyawali.

Dr Arjun Sapkota of the directorate, Insect-related Disease Control and Research Centre’s Shishir Kumar Panta, Hetauda sub-metropolis Health Section Chief Supendra Karki, among others, spoke at the programme about the steps taken so far to control the disease and future strategies.

 


A version of this article appears in print on August 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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