Lamjung, August 9
The number of viral fever patients has increased in different health facilities of Lamjung district.
As many as 300 viral fever patients visit Lamjung District Community Hospital and other health facilities in the district daily.
Administration Chief of district hospital Yubraj Devkota said the number of patients in OPD has increased, and 40 patients are admitted in the emergency ward daily. He said that almost all patients visiting the hospital complain of viral fever.
Devkota further informed that the hospital has 62 beds which has become insufficient. “We have even resorted to treating patients on the floor,” he said.
Surgeon Dr Prakash Shah said children and the elderly have been affected most by seasonal diseases. He added that patients were compelled to be admitted in the hospital after normal medicines were found to be ineffective. “Viral fever cases have increased owing to frequent climate change, unsafe food, and lack of sanitation, among others,” he added.
Dr Shah said that patients suffering from typhoid, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are also visiting the hospital.
Health workers said that the number of viral fever patients has increased in Lamjung Model Hospital, Besisahar Hospital, Karmada Hospital, Ishaneshwor Hospital, Duipiple Hospital, Sahodar Hospital, and other health facilities in the district.
A version of this article appears in print on August 10, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.