Rajbiraj, June 16
Life has been adversely affected for the past few days with the mercury going up in Saptari.
The highest temperature recorded ranged from 40 to 43 degrees Celsius in the district headquarters, Rajbiraj, today. Few people were seen on roads and marketplaces. As people have stopped coming out of their houses, Rajbiraj wore a deserted look due to excessive heat.
Patients visiting health facilities have also gone up. Senior Assistant Health Worker Jaya Krishna Gurmaita at Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital said patients suffering from typhoid, fever and diarrhoea, among other seasonal diseases, had increased in health facilities in the last few days.
He said around 20 to 25 patients were reaching the hospital every day, adding, patients were being treated on the floor due to overcrowding in the hospital.
A version of this article appears in print on June 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.