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Call for help to control dengue in Panchthar

Himalayan News Service

Panchthar, August 12

With more dengue patients being reported in different places of the district one after another, District Public Health Office, Panchthar, has sought help from different agencies.

The Panchthar District Public Health Office organised a press conference in Phidim today and informed about its initiative to control the disease.

According to District Public Health Office Panchthar Chief Tej Bahadur Tumbapo, so far nine dengue cases have been reported in the district.

“With dengue cases seen in places such as Phidim, Nangin and Ektin, we’ve sought help from the Social Development Ministry of the provincial government and the Health Department and Health Ministry of the federal government, as well as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund,” said Tumbapo.

Recently, the district health office has also started a campaign to ascertain the number of dengue patients in the district.

“Earlier we thought only persons who had travelled to the Tarai and back had contracted the disease. But as the disease was also seen in others in the district, it had become imperative to launch a campaign to control the disease,” said the DPHO chief.

Doctors have suggested that people keep their surroundings clean, bury puddles, burn old tyres and use mosquito nets to keep mosquitoes away.

A version of this article appears in print on August 13, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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