Six patients cured of dengue

Nepalgunj, October 31:

Six patients, who had received treatment in the Teaching Hospital of Nepalgunj Medical College two weeks ago after being diagnosed with dengue fever, have been cured.

“Dengue positive was tested in six patients. With the suspicion of dengue fever, blood sample, ‘Eliza’ was sent to the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory for examination,” Dr M Kidwai, Director of the Nepalgunj Medical College, said today.

The patients, who received treatment here, were from Banke, Dang and Bardiya districts.

They have already returned to their houses after being cured in the hospital, Dr Kidwai said. Two suspected dengue patients are still undergoing treatment in the hospital.

A four specialists’ team headed by Dr G D Thakur, Chief of Epidemiological and Disease Prevention Division, had examined 15 dengue-affected patients in the Nepalgunj Medical College and Kohalpur Medical Hospital.

Blood sample, ‘Eliza’ test of the 15 patients was sent to Kathmandu for examination. Of the 15 samples, six patients of Nepalgunj Medical College had tested dengue-positive.

Two patients suspected of having dengue were sent to Lucknow for further treatment and have been diagnosed with dengue fever.

Altogether nine dengue patients (one in Kathmandu) have been found in Nepal, said Dr Kidwai, adding no dengue-affected patients have died in Nepal. The government has not initiated any step to control the disease, said Dr Kidwai.