Child loses life in outbreak of diarrhoea in flood-hit Kapilvastu

KATHMANDU: A child has reportedly succumbed to diarrhoea in Sattbhara, of Maharajgunj Municipality-7 in Kapilvastu district on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Tarekh Raidas (8), a son of local resident Chaitaram Raidas, according to Public Health Officer Bishnu Jayasawal at the District Health Office (DHO), Kapilvastu.

According to Jayasawal, more than 50 persons have been affected in the outbreak of diarrhoea in the Municipality since Thursday.

He said the consumption of water and fish obtained from contaminated water sources could be the cause of the outbreak.

The health workers deputed from the DHO have been treating locals with preventive medicines while the critical ones have been undergoing treatment in the Bahadurgunj Hospital in the district.

Meanwhile, the DHO has urged the general public to take precautions and preventive measures as there is high risk of diarrhoea spreading in the flood-hit areas.