Rajbiraj, September 17
Two expert medical professionals deployed from the centre have reached the swine and Hong Kong flu affected areas in Kanchanrup Municipality, Saptari, today.
The treatment of the diseases has been adversely affected in the areas due to lack of expert doctors. Chief at the Primary Health Centre, Kanchanrup, Dr Sanjiv Jha, said a team of experts led by Dr Prakash Sah from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division arrived in Kanchanrup today.
As many as four persons have died after they suffered from high fever while more than 2,000 people fell ill in the municipality. The treatment of patients became more difficult due to lack of expert medical professionals even though a team of health workers was deployed in the areas.
Dr Jha said two health camps were established and health check-up of patients was being carried out. An emergency meeting of the municipality on Thursday had declared the municipality a crisis-hit area and schools were closed from yesterday.
Mayor Basanta Kumar Mishra said the municipality was declared crisis-hit area keeping in mind the fast spreading swine and Hong Kong flu.
Meanwhile, schools in Tirahut Rural Municipality — the adjoining rural municipality of Kanchanrup also closed today.
Chair Hemata Bahadakher of the rural municipality said the decision was taken keeping in mind children’s safety.
A version of this article appears in print on September 18, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.