LETTERS: Help from all sides
The devastating inundation the nation has been experiencing of late from the seemingly unabated downpour is only temporary despite the havoc and catastrophe of astronomical proportions with daily death tolls updates climbing up. Contrarily, it is an inevitable long and gruesome aftermath the rumination of which cringes my soul given the inept administration, the polluted politics and the bungling bureaucrats. Bluntly, the road to restoration appears very much excruciating if not downright dismal. With the existence of ever increasing number of gaping mouths ever paramount in the government sector, even the benevolence bestowed is expected to disappear into incessant hunger. As such, least can be expected from the nation’s side and it calls for spontaneous and voluntary contribution from all spheres as at the times of the fateful earthquake in 2015.
Samderp K Bhattarai, Bansbari
This is with reference to the news story “Emergency operation centre set up” (THT, August 14, Page 3). It is good news that the Ministry of Health has set up emergency operation centres to deal with epidemics in flood affected districts. It is highly likely that the communicable diseases may rise to epidemic level as people will have no other option than to drink contaminated water as water taps, wells and springs have either been washed away or destroyed by floods and landslides. The Health Ministry must immediately distribute water cleaning tablets and water purifiers so that the affected people can use them to purify water. The people in flood affected areas are likely to suffer from diarrhea, cholera, hepatitis and typhoid. These are the diseases that can turn into epidemic level if no measures are taken to clean the affected areas and provide the people with water purifiers until the drinking water systems are brought into operation. It is the children and elderly people who are prone to communicable diseases. They need special care. The damaged road, communication system and power supply should also be immediately resumed to deal with possible outbreak of epidemics.
Sanraj Baniya, Sarlahi
I am writing this letter to share the current problem I have been facing along with thousands of my level of students. I am a student of B.Ed third year. It has been a month since I appeared in the second year’s board examinations. At the moment my third year class has started. Unfortunately, I am unaware about my courses, neither the book nor are the syllabus available in the market. We were informed that our course is going to be changed so shopkeepers inform us that new courses and syllabus have not arrived yet. Because of this we are in great trouble. The courses to meet the objectives of the third year have not been finalised. The T.U. should have already published the syllabus for B.Ed third year. The delay in the publication of the syllabus is causing difficulty to us.
Asmita Waiba, Lalitpur