TANAHU: Students of Janajyoti Higher Secondary School and Dharma Primary school of Bhimad VDC have been suffering from viral fever for the past few days.
According to Khimakanta Parajuli, principal of Janajyoti Higher Secondary School, 40 students of the school had been suffering from high fever. "Students mostly from Grade VI to X have been affected by the disease," said Parajuli.
Bhimad Primary Health Centre confirmed the disease as viral fever and said that unhygienic water was the reason behind the disease, said Principal Parajuli. The school administration has urged the students to drink boiled water and pay attention to their sanitation. Parajuli said, "We might also shut the school if other students show signs of the disease." Some students of Dharma Primary School have also been affected with the same disease.
Health Inspector of the District Health Office Mukti Pandit said that 40 students of Janajyoti Higher Secondary School and 12 students of Dharma Primary School had received treatment in Bhimad Primary Health Centre.
He said that condition of the sick students was returning to normal. He also informed that they had a Rapid Response Team on standby with full supply of medicines.
District Health Office Tanahun informed that the RRT was in high alert to prevent the disease spreading into other parts of the district. A week ago, about four hundred students of Chhandi Secondary School and Saradi Primary School of Dhorphirdi VDC were affected with the same disease.