Training for health workers conducted

KAVRE: Nepal Medical Association and Association of Medical Doctors’ of Asia International jointly organised a training programme for health workers of Kavre district in Dhulikhel on Saturday. As many as 40 health volunteers working in the district participated in the training called ‘Post-earthquake Psychological Support and Counselling’. Dr Saroj Prasad Ojha, Chairman of AMDA, said that the training was organised win an aim to help quake survivors overcome psychological trauma. Dr Anjani Kumar Jha, Dr Mita Rana, Dr Arun Jha, Dr Puspa Sharma, Dr Ajaya Rishal and Dr Prabhat Kiran Pradhan among others imparted the training.

Journalist thrashed

KAVRE: Binod Banjara, Panauti municipality president of the Nepali Congress, thrashed Prahlad Humagain, editor Prabhatpheri weekly newspaper, in Kavre on Saturday, accusing the journalist of publishing a news story against him. Humagain, who has his nose injured in the thrashing, has filed a case against Banjara at the Area Police Office. A police team deployed from Area Police Office, Banepa, arrested Banjara from his house. Meanwhile, the Kavre chapter of the Federation of Nepali Journalists and others condemned the incident and demanded stern action against Banjara.

Seasonal ailments up

Phidim: The number of patients suffering from seasonal ailments in Panchthar has gone up of late with the onset of monsoon. According to Dr Pawan Jung Rayamajhi of Panchthar District Hospital, more than 150 patients have been visiting the hospital on daily basis seeking treatment for fever, typhoid, diarrhoea and jaundice among others. “The number of patients has doubled compared to other times of the year,” said Dr Rayamajhi, adding that health workers and medicines were kept on standby in case of any serious outbreak. “With the rise in number of patients at the emergency and other wards, the hospital, however, has been facing hard time managing beds. In some cases, we have been treating patients on the floor,” he said. District Public Health Office has issued directives to health workers in the rural areas to be regular on their duty. DPSO informed that it has sent enough medicines to health facilities. Besides government health facilities, private clinics and hospitals also facing pressure of patients.