Update of August 25 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
On August 25, an additional 855 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 33,533 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 19,119 have been discharged after recovery. On August 25, 313 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 57% have recovered. At present, there are 14,250 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 164 which is 0.5% of the total infected. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 11,321 swabs were tested.
In Province 1,
According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, Fifty-five staff nurses working in the emergency department of Novel Hospital, Biratnagar have resigned before the hospital administration on August 25. The staff nurses working in the emergency department have resigned in mass, demanding an increase in service facilities as the coronavirus infection is on the rise and the risk is high. Narayan Dahal, Chief of administration of the hospital, said that the services of the emergency department were affected after the staff nurses’ resignation.
According to the District Representative of Sunsari, Jaya Krishna Yadav, Staff nurses of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences have started protest with a 16-point demand on August 25. The nurses have been protesting against the government for not providing them with the necessary medical supplies to prevent coronavirus infections. The nurses of all the departments and wards have demanded all the health protection materials (Full PPE) saying that there is a risk of infection with the coronavirus while they are working in the treatment.
According to the District Representative of Jhapa, Naresh Khati, as the infection of coronavirus is increasing day by day Buddha Shanti rural municipality has extended the period of partial lockdown from August 25 to August 31.
In Province 2,
According to the District Representative of Dhanusha, Dipendra Prasad Singh, it has been decided to close all the services of Janakpur High Court and District Court Dhanusha and Mahottari except the essential services till August 31 as the employees of the Janakpur High Court and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have been infected with the corona.
According to the District Representative of Mahottari, Ajay Kumar Sah, a 75-year-old senior citizen of Manara Shiswa Municipality-3 died at Jaleshwor Hospital on August 25 at 11:30 am. According to Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur Katuwal, his corona infection was confirmed in Chitwan a few days ago. After returning from treatment, he was found to be corona positive and died shortly after being brought to the hospital for isolation.
Similarly, a 77-year-old senior citizen of Balba Municipality-3 died at the Janakpurdham Provincial Hospital on August 25 at 11:30 am. The senior citizen was suffering from pneumonia was critical on August 24.
According to the District Representative of Rautahat, Kopila Timalsina, the municipality has requested the locals of Garuda Municipality-1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 not to go out of their houses on August 25 as community spread was found. Also, as the movement in these wards is completely prohibited from the evening of August 25 to September 3, it has been requested to go out of the house only by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance if necessary.
According to the District Representative of Bara, Bhola Nath Paudel, a 72-year-old man suffering from Corona in Suvarna Rural Municipality-4, Prashurampur died on August 25, while undergoing treatment, said Dr Uday Narayan Singh of COVID Hospital, Birgunj.
Similarly, a 59-year-old man suffering from Corona in Dahiyar Tolee of Mahagadhimai Municipality-4 died on August 25 while undergoing treatment, said Dr Uday Narayan Singh.
In Bagmati Province,
On August 25, there were 199 cases diagnosed in Kathmandu, 37 in Chitwan, 14 in Bhaktapur, eight in Dhading, five in Kavrepalanchowk, 34 in Makwanpur, 19 in Lalitpur, two in Sindhupalchowk and one each in Ramechhap and Nuwakot. There were altogether 323 cases diagnosed on August 25. Till date, there are 5,138 cases in this province out of which 896 have recovered after treatment and 4,207 are being treated at different isolations and hospitals. Till now, 35 people have died from the disease in this province.
According to the District Representative of Dhading, Sita Ram Adhikari, the District Administration Office, Dhading, has issued a prohibitory order in Nilkantha Municipality till September 1 after the spread of Corona Virus started increasing day by day. Chief District Officer Punya Bikram Poudel said that prohibitory order has been issued to close all areas except drug stores, food shops and essential shops.
According to the District Representative of Chitwan, Dipendra Adhikari, a corona infected person who was undergoing treatment in isolation of Bharatpur Hospital has escaped from the hospital on August 25. The19-year-old man of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-12 fled at 5 in the morning, said DSP Surya Thapa, spokesperson of the District Police Office, Chitwan. According to the police, he was brought to Bharatpur Hospital in isolation for treatment on August 21. Thapa, who was arrested a few days ago on the charge of theft, was kept in isolation of the hospital after he was found corona positive, said Thapa.
Meanwhile, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in Chitwan has reached 400 in the last four months. According to the Bharatpur Hospital, more than half of the 247 infected people are in Bharatpur Metropolitan City and 75 people are in Rapti municipality. Similarly, 41 people have been infected in Madi Municipality, 15 in Khairhani and Ratnanagar, five in Kalika and two in Ichchakamana, said Bharatpur Hospital Information Officer Liladhar Poudel.
According to the District Representative of Ramechhap, Nabaraj Pathik, the local administration has decided to tighten the lockdown from August 25 to August 31. Chief District Officer Rudra Devi Sharma said that the lockdown has been tightened keeping in mind the risk of corona infection.
In Gandaki Province,
According to the District Representative of Nawal Parasi (East), Tirtha Raj Dumre, the District Administration Office has extended the prohibitory order till August 28 as the infection of COVID-19 is increasing in the community.
In Province 5,
According to the District Representative of Rupandehi, Rima BC, a meeting of the Social Development Committee of the Provincial Assembly of Province 5 held on August 24 has accused the Ministry of Social Development of not adding isolation centres and laboratory for the treatment of corona infection which was decided in last April. Chairperson of the committee, Dirgha Narayan Pandey, said that the committee has not complied with the directive to make arrangements for ambulance and vehicle to carry the infected person and to make public the expenditure details in the name of the corona. The committee has also given seven-point instructions to the ministry. Committee member Ashta Bhuja Pathak said that they have been instructed to give written reply to the expenditure details and other instructions in the name of Corona. At the meeting, the secretary of the ministry and senior officials admitted the mistake and promised to give a written reply within a week, Pathak said. The committee has directed to arrange ICUs and ventilators in isolation centres and hospitals in each district so that patients are not deprived of treatment.
According to the District Representative of Kapilbastu, Parbati Acharya, a case has been filed against eight people for beating and injuring security personnel who was requesting them to follow the lockdown and wear a mask as the corona infection was on the rise. Banarasi Teli Gupta, 52, police constable Binod Kumar Barun, 33, Mukesh Yadav, 37, police constable Ziyaul Kahar, 35, Mahendra Yadav, 30, and Indrajit Barai, 35 were injured by with bricks and sticks. Abdul Rahman Musalman, 51, Atikur Rahman Musalman, 30, of Chunnu, Fazlu Rahman Musalman, 25, Kunnu, Badkanu Rahman Musalman, 18, Abdul Rashid Musalman, 18, Aziziu Rahman Musalman, 19, and Maulana, 23, of Shuddhodhan Rural Municipality-3 were involved in the incident. According to DSP Sunil Malla of the District Police Office, Yusuf Musalman, 28, and Safiqur Musalman, 28, of Munnu are absconding.
In Karnali Province
According to the District Representative of Surkhet, Durga Thapa, Assistant Chief District Officer Bhim Kant Poudel informed that a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Centre has issued a prohibitory order in the Birendranagar municipality area till August 28.
According to the District Representative of Jajarkot, Dinesh Kumar Shrestha, according to Assistant Chief District Officer Bishnu Sahani, the local administration has decided to issue a one-week prohibitory order on Bheri Municipality-3 and 4 after the corona infection is found rising.
According to the District Representative of Mugu, Jiwan Sejuwal, an employee of the District Health Service Office has tested positive for corona. The 38-year-old employee of the office was found to be infected with the coronavirus after which the emergency service of the District Hospital has been sealed. According to Dr. Nagarkoti, the infected person has been kept in isolation inside the hospital and the staff in contact with him will also be kept in self-quarantine of the hospital for a week.
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