BAJURA: Around 600 people have been suffering from an unidentified illness that surfaced last month in the remote Bichchya VDC in Bajura district. Patients complain of headache, fever, fainting and lack of appetite. The only health post in the village is without a health worker, locals said. The maternal child health care worker posted in the village, Premkala Malla, said the Assistant Health Worker remains absent most of the time, while villagers do not even have access to cetamols. A local social worker Kabiraj Budha said he and his friends bought medicines and distributed them to the villagers.