Nepal | July 16, 2020

Seasonal patients up in Tanahun

Himalayan News Service
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The number of seasonal patients visiting Damauli Hospital in Tanahun has increased with excessive temperature and the rains over the last week.

Hospital sources said as many as 150 patients have been visiting the hospital on a daily basis. According to Health Assistant Lalu Sharma, most of the patients complained about headache, fever, typhoid and diarrhoea among other maladies. “Around 110 patients have receive treatment in OPD, while 40 are admitted to the emergency ward for treatment on a daily basis,” he informed. He said the patients were compelled to receive treatment on the floor due to lack of beds in the hospital. The hospital has 25 beds.

It is said patients suffering due to seasonal diseases, have been visiting the hospital from Byas Municipality, Camin, Jamune, Kanhushivapur, Keshabtar and Tanahunsur, among other VDCs of the district. Hospital sources further added that polluted drinking water and unhealthy food items were the major causes behind the increase in the number of patients.

“We have been advising patients to drink boiled water, maintain cleanliness and not to walk under the heat of the sun,” Sharma said. He said the hospital has urged patients to contact the health facility if they suffer from headache, dizziness and fever.

The patients have not been able to receive proper service though the hospital has good facilities due to lack of doctors. It has been said that patients were compelled to go to expensive hospitals in Pokhara, Kathmandu and Chitwan for treatment.

A version of this article appears in print on July 10, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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