Man in Banke quarantine dies, cause of death being investigated

NEPALGUNJ: A person staying in a quarantine facility in the district died on Sunday morning after experiencing some health complications.

The 25-year-old died at a coronavirus quarantine centre set up at Dipendra Secondary School, Bhoj Bhagwanpur in the district. It has been established that he had returned from India on May 2.

Coinhabitants at the facility said that the youth was complaining about not feeling well and had been vommitting.

Banke's Chief District Officer Kumar Bahadur Khadka informed that a team of health workers had reached the quarantine centre as soon as they were informed about the incident.

Earlier, the district-based Covid-19 crisis Management Center had decided to have ambulances and drivers ready at every local level for immediate response. However, locals are outraged after the youth died without receiving any treatment inside the facility.

According to the locals, ambulances didn't arrive even as they were informed on time about the person's deteriorating health, citing lack of Personal Protective Equipments.

The cause of the youth's death is being investigated.