Update of 13 June Regarding Corona Virus Infection
In the last 24 hours, 273 new cases of corona virus infection have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Population. With this, there are 5 thousand 3 hundred and 35 infected in the country. In a press briefing held by the spokesperson of the Health Ministry, 247 of the new cases are males and 36 are females. Also in the last 24 hours, 36 have been discharged after recovery and with this 913 have been recovered till date. Additional two have died due to the coronavirus infection. According to Spokesperson Gautam, a 25-year-old man of Parsa and a 5-year-old boy of Bara have died. Till date 18 infected have lost their due to the infection.
In Province 1, an additional 10 cases have been diagnosed in the province on 13 June. There are total 344 infected in the province out of which 162 have already been discharged after recovery.
According to the District Representative of Jhapa, Naresh Khati, locals prohibited a man who had recently recovered and was discharged from BP Koirala Health Science Academy to go to his house. He was treated for 10 days and was also certified of being free from the virus but the locals had blamed him of escaping from the hospital. He had returned to Nepal from India on 26 May and was kept in the quarantine of Budhha Shanti rural municipality. The ward chairperson of Birtamod Municipality-2, Nagendra Sangroula informed that the locals were counselled and a favourable environment was created for him to return back home.
In Province 2, on 13 June, 107 new cases of COVID-19 was discovered. There are 1,913 infected in the province out of which 437 have already been discharged after recovery.
According to the District Representative of Bara, Bhola Nath Poudel, a 5-year-old from Nijgad municipality-6 died due to coronavirus infection. He had died during his treatment at the Health Care Hospital. He was suspected of pneumonia and was taken to two different clinics and community hospitals on 12 June 2020. Later, after the suggestions from the health workers, he was taken to Health Care Hospital, informed Suresh Khal; Mayor of the municipality. His swab was collected on 12 June and it resulted positive for COVID-19. According to the acting chief of the District Health Office; Ram Naresh Yadav, there are difficulties in testing the swab of the people staying in the quarantine according to the Corona Prevention Guideline. In 16 local levels there are 500 people staying in quarantine and there is scarcity of VTM due to which they are unable to collect the swab on time. Only 250 swabs have been collected and sent for test.
According to the District Representative of Rautahat, Kopila Timilsina, 305 people staying in the quarantine of Rajpur municipality-1 have not received their PCR report on time because of which they have protested on 13 June halting the road of Gaur Chapur. According to ward chairperson Seikh Arirullah, on 6 June 2020 the swabs were sent to Kathmandu for test but the report is still pending. When the police tried stopping them, there was a clash in the protest. The police fired 14 cells of tear gas and two rounds of air firing to control the clash.
In Bagmati Province, on 13 June an additional case was diagnosed. With this there are 185 infected in this province out of which 46 have returned home after recovery.
According to the District Representative of Dhading, Sita Ram Adhikari, with the increase of number of infected people, there is scarcity of health worker treating and taking care of the patients. Since the local level and Crisis Management Centre was not prepared for the increase of the number of patients, there is now scarcity of human resource and isolation. At present they are kept in the quarantine and being treated, informed the Chief of the District Coordination Committee Jaganath Nepal. In the Jwalamukhi rural municipality, 27 people were diagnosed with the disease in one day after which the rural municipality have kept everyone in the quarantine of a school, informed the information officer of the rural mu nicipality, Dhan Bahadur Maskey. According to Maskey, there are no doctors and isolation in the rural municipality.
In Gandaki Province, on 12 June additional five cases of coronavirus infection was diagnosed and with this there are 197 infected in this province.
According to the District Representative of Tanahu, Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, people in the quarantine are getting stressed due to long pending reports of their swab tests. A person staying in the quarantine of Byas Municipality-1 Aadi Kabi Bhanubhakta Campus was diagnosed with the disease on 6 June. The result of the people staying with his is pending which has made the situation more stressful. The result of their second test has been pending for a week now and their first round test resulted negative.
According to the District Representative of Parbat, Santosh Thapa, after the demand of Informal Sector Service Center Parbat, the District Administration Office has decided to have an information officer to deliver information regarding coronavirus. In a meeting of the CCMC, Chief District Officer Shambhu Prasad Regmi informed that Prabin Bhandari, officer of the District Health Office will be providing information regarding health update and Ghanshyam Gautam, Deputy Chief Administration Officer of Parbat will be providing other updates of the district.
In Province 5,
According to the District Representative of Nawalparasi West, Narayan Parajuli, a 35-year-old of Susta rural municipality-3 died at the Nepal- India border on 11 June 2020, while he was returning back from India. A swab test was conducted from his sample in India which proved him to be corona positive, informed Ram Prasad Pandey, the chairperson of the rural municipality.
In Karnali Province, due to overcrowding of the swab samples awaiting for test in the Karnali Provincial Hospital and Rapti Health Science Academy Dang, the samples of those staying in the quarantines of Sarada Municipality have been sent to Hetauda. There are 108 swab samples sent for test to Hetauda’s Provincial Laboratory, informed Mayor Suresh Adhikari. Four were injured in the baton charge that took place on 13 June after those staying in the isolation of Tribhuwan Secondary School started verbally abusing the people’s representatives and police for not getting the reports of their second swab test on time. According to Inspector Upendra Prasad Acharya of the District Police Office, seven of them were counselled but the condition of the isolation was out of control because of which they had to start a baton charge.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to the District Representative of Kanchanpur, Komal Niranjan Bhat, the provincial and federal government had sent 9,925 kits for test but they were not enough and were already used because of which now there is the scarcity of kits.
According to the District Representative of Baitadi, Nari Badu, the pregnant and newly turned mothers staying in the quarantine are having problems since the quarantines are not managed according to the government’s criteria. They do not have proper place to sleep and lack nutritious food. According to a pregnant woman staying in the quarantine of Darsharath Chand Municipality-7 Aichekada, they have to sleep on the floor in a thin mattress. They are provided only rice and lentils twice a day and there is no sanitation. A woman staying in the quarantine of Melauli municipality-2 Kedareshwor Secondary School has an infant of just three months and she has been staying in the quarantine for the past 10 days. Due to lack of nutritious food, she complains of not being able to breast feed her infant properly. In this context, Narayan Bahadur Chand, chief of the Health Department said that they are not able to manage different accommodation for the pregnant woman,
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