Jhapa, August 16
Dengue outbreak that started some three months ago in Damak Municipality has yet to come under control.
Number of dengue patients at various health facilities in the municipality has crossed 120. Health Department chief of the municipality Indra Aryal said dengue patients were being treated at Damak Hospital, Amda Hospital, LifeLine Hospital and Advanced Hospital.
After dengue outbreak assumed epidemic proportions, hospitals have provided mosquito nets to inpatients. Dr Khusbu Priya of Life Line Hospital said, “We have started treatment by keeping patients inside mosquito nets to prevent mosquitoes from transferring the disease to other people.”
She advised everyone in and around the municipality to remain alert and adopt preventive measures against the dengue outbreak. Damak Hospital has started providing free treatment for dengue patients. “We have urged private hospitals to send dengue patients to Damak Hospital as we provide free treatment,” said Health Department Chief Aryal.
The municipality has sought help from Province 1 government to contain dengue. As many as 24 dengue patients are being treated at Damak Hospital, 34 at Advanced Hospital, 31 at Amda Hospital and 31 at Life Line Hospital in the municipality.
Dengue cases are being reported from different parts of the country and so is the call for help to control the outbreak.
A version of this article appears in print on August 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.