Corona Virus: Status Update of Gandaki Province of April 13

  April 14, 2020 By: INSEC

Gandaki Provincial Health Directorial has launched Health App to trace the COVID-19 status of people. A 65-year-old woman’s COVID-19 report resulted in negative after her throat swab test was conducted through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method. Previously conducted Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) report of her however had shown Cobid-19 positive.

According to the District Representative of Baglung, Srijana Panta, RDT was conducted on 34 people and test report of all resulted in negative. COVID-19 infected woman’s fourth-round test resulted in positive. She is under treatment in the isolation ward of Dhaulagiri Hospital.

According to the District Representative of Kaski, Sushan Ghimire, among 348 foreign returnees, 102 peoples’ COVID-19 tests have been conducted and among them, 95 tests resulted in negative and the report of remaining tests is yet to come.

According to the District Representative of Gorkha, Hariram Uprety, for 28 foreign returnees, all COVID-19 RDT reports resulted in negative. District Administration Office has announced that, due to misuse of vehicle pass, previously provided validity on the pass has now expired. New vehicle pass should be obtained for the emergency purpose during the lockdown.

According to the District Representative of Nawalparashi, Tirtharaj Dumre, RDT was conducted on 69 people and their test resulted in negative. For 31 pedestrians, who came from Kathmandu to reach Surkhet, have been provided with a vehicle from Devchuli Municipality, Rajahar.

According to the District Representative of Parbat, Santosh Thapa, RDT was conducted on 243 people and throat swab tests were conducted on 68 people. All of the test reports resulted in negative.

According to the District Representative of Tanahun, Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, 207 COVID-19 tests were conducted on the foreign returnees and all the reports resulted in negative. RDT were not conducted in Rishing and Ghiring Rural Municipality due to lack of qualified human resource (health worker). Local governments of the district have started market monitoring to prevent black marketing during the lockdown.

According to the District Representative of Myagdi, Amrit Prasad Poudel, RDT reports on 26 people have resulted in negative.

According to the District Representative of Lamjung, Dal Bahadur Majhakoti, RDT reports on 42 people have resulted in negative and 4 test samples have been sent to Pokhara for coronavirus test.


Gandaki Province Office, INSEC