Viral fever claims minor in Jajarkot

Jajarkot, September 9

A minor died due to viral fever in Jajarkot today.

The deceased has been identified as Aasha BK, 14, of Barekot Rural Municipality-6, currently living in Thaple of Khalanga.

Aasha’s kin had admitted her in district hospital a week ago after she complained of fever, sore throat, pain and aching of hands and feet, among others. The district hospital had referred Aasha to Nepalgunj after her condition worsened.

Ganesh BK, Aasha’s relative,  said Aasha died on the way to a Nepalgunj-based health facility today. Aasha was an eighth grader at Tribhuvan Secondary School in Khalanga. Her parents are employed in Himachal of India since the last five years.

Jajarkot District Hospital Medical Officer Dr Kesharjung Karki said patients of  viral fever had increased in the district hospital and other health facilities in the district in the last few days. He said that around 100 to 150 seasonal patients had reached the hospital for treatment.

“Almost all the patients have reached the hospital with complaints of viral fever,” he added.

Dr Karki said medicinal stock was about to finish as patients had been increasing on a daily basis. He advised the patients to pay attention to food and reach the hospital as soon as they fell ill.