Pregnant woman dies of rabies in Bajura

BAJURA: A pregnant woman died of rabies in Badhu VDC of Bajura district.

According to Dr Bikal Lamichhane of the Kolti Primary Health Centre, the deceased has been identified as Maya Auji (23) of Badhu-7.

Auji, who was five months pregnant, was bitten by a stray dog on June 29.

She was taken to the Kolti Primary Health Centre on July 1, two days after the incident.

Dr Lamichhane said that she was referred to the District Hospital in Bajura after the treatment was not possible in the Kolti Primary Health Centre due to lack of anti-rabies vaccine.

After the treatment was not possible in the District Hospital as well, she was referred to another hospital.

'She could have been saved, had she received treatment on time," a family member said.