With the surge in coronavirus cases, the local levels in Doti district have started door-to-door campaign to contact-trace COVID-19 patients.

Nine local levels, namely Dipayal Silgadhi and Shikhar municipalities, and Adarsha, Sayal, Purbachauki, Bogtan, Fudsil, KI Singh Badrikedar, and Jorayal rural municipalities have launched the campaign in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health workers from local levels have started antigen tests on symptomatic and non-symptomatic patients in the localities.

According to Doti District Hospital Superintendent Krishna Raj Joshi, medical teams have been mobilised as cases of infection are increasing in the localities.

Jorayal Rural Municipality health Coordinator Govinda Bista said they had provided emergency medicines, along with the test bid in the localities.

So far, the district records show 552 active infection cases and five infected patients have succumbed to the contagion.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 21, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.