Update of 2 May regarding Coronavirus infection
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, PCR has tested 13,098 people and RDT has tested 48,529. In the past 24 hours, not a single case of corona infection has been registered.
In Province 1, till 2 May 1,496 people were tested for coronavirus out of which 31 resulted positive. There are 2,278 in quarantine and 6,706 are in-home quarantine. There are 34 in an isolation ward. Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar refused to operate a person with a broken hand and sent him back from the operation theatre. This is the same hospital which denied operating an elderly woman with stone and referred her to BP Koirala Health Science Academy after she coughed in the operation theatre. After the hospital started denying service to the patients, Human Rights Monitoring Committee has published a statement and requested the provincial government to pay attention to whatever is happening.
In Province 2, out of 2,410 people tested by PCR, 12 resulted positive till date and out of 5,223 RDT, 10 resulted positive. There are 1,037 staying in quarantine and 4,532 are in the home-quarantine. There are 23 people in isolation. A cancer patient named Ram Balesh Mahato (45) had complained against the rural municipality’s chairperson and Chief Administrative Officer of not getting an ambulance for going to the hospital.
In Bagmati Province, seven people were found infected with coronavirus from which one is being treated at Sindhupalchowk and the remaining six have already recovered. Bhaktapur’s Human Rights Monitoring and Coordination Committee has selected INSEC’s district representative Ramesh Giri as its member. Siddhi Ganesh School of Sindhupalchowk has started taking admissions.
In Gandaki Province, till 2 May 633 swab tests and 5834 RDT has been conducted. There are 4,180 quarantine beds and 632 people are staying in quarantine. There is no one in the isolation ward. Kawasoti Municipality of Nawalparasi (Bardaghaat Susta East) has started educational programs through radios and television targeting the SEE appearing students.
In Province 5, Purnihawa village of Kothimai rural municipality has been sealed after a man was found positive with COVID-19. Until further notice, no one is allowed to enter the village and no one is allowed to exit. The 24 hours checkup has started at the major entry point from Nepalgunj which is Damar village. After a 60-year-old resulted positive of the corona, his family members and everyone in his contact is being examined. After the request of Rapti Sonari rural municipality, INSEC has assisted in distributing relief to 126 households.
In Karnali Province, considering the appeal from locals of Simkot, Kharpunath and Namkha rural municipalities to bring back their citizens stuck at Nepalgunj and Surkhet, the Ministry of Tourism has decided to rescue them via air. These rescued ones were examined at the health desk of Humla Airport before sending them back home. There were 6,765 of them rescued and brought back. The local level has instructed them to be in home quarantine for 14 days.
In Sudur Paschim Province, a swab collection centre has been established in the headquarter of Bajura. Juney Luhar (67) of Puchaudi Municipality-6, who was rescued from the Indian border of Julaghat has died on 2 May while being taken for quarantine of his local level. Hundreds of people entering Darchula from different places were sent back home without RDT which has increased risk for the other villagers. There were also people rescued from India. Krishna Ram Parki of Puchaudi Municipality has entered by crossing Raduwa area’s tube, he was arrested by the police of the borders and kept in quarantine for 14 days.
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