HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
MAHENDRANAGAR/KHOTANG: A massive viral fever outbreak sweeping across Kanchanpur and Khotang has resulted in health facilities chock-a-block, with hundreds of patients rushing for treatment every day.
Shiva Dutta Bhatta, Senior Public Health Administrator, said around 1,000 viral fever patients are visiting health centres in the district every day. There are 11 health posts, seven sub-health posts, three primary health centres and one zonal hospital in the district. Bhatta said all the health facilities are crowded with patients.
In Khotang, the 15-bed district hospital is scrambling to manage patients. There are patients who are being treated on the floor and even in hotel rooms, said hospital sources. As many as 12 patients, who were admitted to the hospital, have been kept in hotels and they are being treated there, stated the hospital, adding that some of them are being treated at their homes.
Death toll in Dailekh seven
DAILEKH: Viral fever death toll has reached seven in the last one week in Dailekh with one more patient succumbing to the disease on Wednesday. Karna Bir Kami, 70, of Badalamji VDC died on Wednesday. A local said two to three members of each family are suffering from viral fever in the VDC with 1,231 households.