Viral fever cases on the rise

DHADING: With the onset of winter, the number of viral fever patients visiting medical facilities in Dhading has increased.

According to health workers at District Hospital, Dhading, around 200 people seeking cure for fever and common cold visit the hospital daily. The figures are down to 50 patients per day in summer.

There has been a significant rise in the number of patients over the past two weeks, the hospital informed. Moreover, out of the total patients suffering fever, 20 percent are children.

Health professionals associated with the hospital cite weather change, pollution and contaminated water as major reasons behind the increase in number of patients.

In this backdrop, Dr Ram Hari Regmi underscored the benefits of drinking boiled water, bean soup and wearing masks to avoid catching fever, cold and other respiratory complications.

Moreover, the District Health Office has issued circulars directing the health workers in rural municipalities to equip health centres with adequate stock of medicines.