Patients suffering from seasonal fever have increased in Dhadingbensi-based Dhading Hospital of late.

Medical superintendent of the hospital Dr Tribhuvan Chandra Jha said 150 to 200 patients visit the hospital daily.

He said patients with COVID-19 like symptoms are being treated in the fever clinic at the hospital. Dr Jha said not all fever is related to COVID. He advised patients to maintain personal hygiene, clean the house surroundings and eat food with fluid.

With the change in weather, dengue and scrub typhus patients have increased along with increase in viral fever in Dhading. Krishna Lal Upreti, in-charge of the Emergency Department, said patients with common cold, headache, bodyache, among other symptoms were seen.

According to the hospital, around 50 to 55 patients reach the hospital in a day.

But around 55 to 60 patients visit the fever clinic every day.

Upreti said seasonal patients had increased in the hospital due to weather change and excessive heat.

Upreti further said patients with typhoid, jaundice, diarrhoea, and skin disease had increased due to adulterated water in the rainy season.

Of the patients, around 15 to 20 per cent are children.

The hospital said most of the children were suffering from fever. Health workers said that four to five persons of a family reach the hospital for treatment. The infection can be seen among elderly citizens also.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 13 2021, of The Himalayan Times.