Eye hospitals in Makawanpur district have been receiving more patients than usual lately with complaints of infection and allergies due to persistent air pollution.

Wildfires spread across the forests around Hetauda for the past two weeks have led to air pollution resulting in rise in cases of eye infection among the locals here.

The Community Eye Hospital in Hetauda has seen a sudden increase in number of patients seeking medical intervention for eye related ailments, shared the hospital administrator Sudhir Shrestha.

Shrestha shared that over 350 eye patients have been turning up at the hospital on a daily basis for treatment. A majority of people visiting the hospital complain of itching and burning sensations in their eyes, informed Shrestha.