Ramechhap, August 21
The number of seasonal disease patients has increased in the health facilities of Ramechhap district.
Patients with high fever, common cold, headache and other symptoms visit hospitals of the district daily. Officials at health facilities in the district said over 80 per cent of the patients are afflicted by seasonal diseases.
Dr Suman Karmacharya in Tama Koshi Cooperative Hospital in Manthali said that the number of fever patients has increased in the last two days. He said women, the elderly, and children are affected the most.
A source at the hospital said that over a hundred patients visit the hospital daily and 80 of them have fever. Dr Karmacharya said that patients with high fever have to be admitted in the hospital.
Health workers said that the believe that the rise in the number of fever and other seasonal disease patients was due to polluted water and unhygienic food.
Engineer at Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, Ramechhap, Nawa Raj Satyal said that a team of technicians has been deployed to affected areas to investigate whether the disease had spread due to polluted water.
A version of this article appears in print on August 22, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.