DHADING: With the change in season, people suffering from communicable diseases like diarrhoea, respiratory problems, common cold and fever have increased in Dhading district, of late. Most of the people who are forced to live in makeshift houses after the April 25 devastating earthquake are affected by the diseases. Health workers informed that defecation in the open area after the damage of toilets by the massive earthquake has been the medium for spreading the diseases among people. According to Bishnu Rijal, Public Health Inspector of District Health Office, informed that lack of pure drinking water has caused the problem of diarrhoea and dysentery. Krishna Lal Upreti, a doctor at the District Hospital, stated that more than 100 people visit the hospital for check-up on a daily basis. The government and non-government organisations have run various campaigns on health, sanitation and drinking water around the headquarters of the district. However, it has not been found effective at the community level.