Child dies due to lack of treatment

Taplejung, June 19:

Lack of a health worker at the Yamphudin VDC in Taplejung has resulted in the death of three-year-old Mingma Renji Sherpa.

Mingma, the son of Nemba Sherpa was rushed to the Yamphudin sub health post on Saturday after he suffered from a bout of dysentery and pneumonia, but died due to lack of treatment because there was no health worker there, said a local, Pasang Sherpa.

Mother, Child Health Worker Yungma Bhotiaya, who was present at that time, said she could not attend to the sick child.

The Taplejung health office said preparation is underway to appoint an AHW at the sub-health post.