Polluted water causing fever, typhoid

Ramechhap, September 11

It has been confirmed after investigation that patients suffering from fever and typhoid have increased due to polluted water at Babiyakharka, Salle and Dumrikharka, among other places of Ramechhap Municipality, in Ramechhap district of late.

Two teams, namely from Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office and Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal  Ramechhap Chapter had reached the affected areas after the number of fever and typhoid patients increased in the villages all of sudden.

Chairman Lekh Bahadur Karki of Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal Ramechhap Chapter confirmed that polluted water had caused the sudden outbreak in diseases.

The federation prepared a report after the water was tested in the affected areas: District Health Office, Ramechhap informed that Polyneuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons was less in drinking water and bacteria had increased in water.

Meanwhile, Programme Coordinator Kalyan Budathoki of the federation said that they have advised the locals to drink only boiled water as the bacteria coli form was seen in drinking water. “As many as 15 to 20 fever and typhoid patients reach the district hospital on daily basis for treatment,” he informed. Earlier, jaundice had also spread in Dumrikharka of the district, among other places, some months ago.