Pneumonia scourge in hostel

GORKHA: More than 50 per cent of the students living in a hostel of Manakamana Deaf Secondary School at Taksar in Gorkha-8 are suffering from pneumonia. Over 40 students are suffering from the disease while condition of eight students is reported to be critical, a school source said.

According to Khadananda Regmi, chairman of the school management committee, the number of students suffering from the disease was increasing everyday while more and more students were showing symptoms of the disease of headache, fever and vomiting.

The students suffering from the disease are undergoing treatment in the hostel with the help of the staffers from the district public health office.

The school is running classes up to Grade IX and 80 deaf students from several districts are living in the school hostel, the school source said.