Six die of diarrhoea in a week

Dhangadhi, August 7:

Six persons have died of diarrhoea in Accham district in the past one week. Acting chief district officer in Accham Gyan Raj Koirala said 26-year-old Batu Devi Sunar and one-and-half-year old Sani Rana Kami of Balant VDC-8, 40-year-old Paitala Kami, 30-year-old Ramsara Kami and an unidentified child of Bhairabsthan VDC-5, one-and-half-year-old Karna Bahadur Bayak of Turmakhat VDC-1 died of diarrhoea. District public health office Accham claimed that a health team comprising of six assistant health workers were sent to the affected areas.

An official at the public health office Shailendra Kumar Shrestha said three assistant health workers have been treating the patients in the affected areas.