Diarrhoea claims two minors in Jajarkot

JAJARKOT: Two minors died of diarrhoea while more than one dozen local people are suffering from the disease,  in Sungarkhal of Thalaraikar-8 of Jajarkot district in past three days.

The deceased have been identified as three-year-old Madan Thapa, son of Nabin Thapa, and eight-month-old Jharna Thapa, daughter of Amar Thapa, of the area.

According to the District Health Office (DHO) , the children and elderly people are mostly affected by the disease, which has gripped the village.

Dr Pik Pun of the DHO informed  carelessness of people  toward the food and sanitation with the increase of biting cold has caused the epidemic.

With the increase of chilling cold, people have started to suffer from  dirrohea, pneumonia and fever in the district.

To take the disease under control, a medical team led by Health Assistant Dipak Oli has already been sent to the affected area, informed Dr Pun.