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Viral fever outbreak in Bajura district

Himalayan News Service
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Bajura, January 7

The number of patients suffering from viral fever has increased due to excessive cold in Bajura for the last few days.

People suffering from viral fever are mainly from Chededaha Rural Municipality, Budhuinanda Municipality, Himali Rural Municipality and Swamikartik Rural Municipality. Public health officer Ramesh Kunwar said children and elderly citizens were hit hard by viral fever.

Chededaha Rural Municipality-2 Chairman Min Bahadur Shahi said people suffering from viral fever had headache, cough and vomited frequently.

Teaching-learning activities have also been badly affected due to increasing cases of viral fever. Dirgha Shahi, a teacher at Debasthaliya High School in Chededaha, said the school was closed after viral fever gripped school children.

Meanwhile, Bajura District Health Office has deployed a health workers’ team to the affected areas. Chief at Bajura District Health Office Dr Rup Chandra Bishowkarma said health workers’ team had started treatment and also launched awareness programmes in affected areas.

PHASE Nepal, a non-governmental organisation working in rural areas, is also running health awareness programmes in rural areas of Bajura. Staff Nurse of PHASE Nepal Muna Devkota said her team had been providing health service to patients in Siradi. “As many as 50 patients are receiving treatment in the village,” she added.

Due to sudden increase in the number of patients suffering from viral fever, many health facilities are facing acute shortage of medicines. However, health workers said they had faced shortage of medicines as local bodies did not release sufficient medicines.


A version of this article appears in print on January 08, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


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