Corona Virus: Status Update of Bagamati Province of April 12

  April 13, 2020 By: INSEC

Total number of Covid-19 infected cases in Nepal reached 12 after 3 cases were added from Birgunj on April 12.

According to the Daily Update Report of the Ministry of Health and Population, 5,184 tests of Covid-19 have been conducted. Across the country there are 85 people kept in isolation and 7,973 people in quarantine. The meeting of Council of Ministers decided to call for the Request for Proposal in order to purchase essential equipments for the control and treatment of Corona Virus.

Bagamati Province Government decided to appoint 166 doctors, nurse and health workers in province government affiliated hospitals and health institutions.

For the effective implementation of lock down, government has deployed 6,000 security personnel in Nepal-India border areas.

During the lock down, 4,046 foreigners have returned to their countries via the chartered plane.

According to the District Representative of Bhaktapur, Ramesh Giri, Bhaktapur Hospital has started Covid-19 Rapid Dignostic Test (RDT) for foreign returnees and their families who had been staying in quarantine. Hospital’s Superintendent Dr Sumitra Gautam informed that, if any cases resulted in negative and required further treatment, they will be transferred to Teku Hospital, Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Hospital has been providing OPD along with other health services.

According to the District Representative of Dolakha, Uddhav Pokharel, Melung Rural Municipality has established a quarantine shelter. Rural municipality has also established “Corona Virus Control and Treatment Emergency Fun” with an amount of 2 million NPR.

According to the District Representative of Makawanur, Pushparaj Adhikari, the meeting of Command Post has decided to reduce the time duration of market opening from 10 am to 1 pm which previously used to be 10 am to 3 pm.

A civil society organization, Unity for Sustainable Development Nepal has provided Thermal Guns to the local governments of district.

According to the District Representative of Sindhupalchok, Natibabu Dhital District Public Health Office has started RDT among 149 foreign returnees and their families who have been staying under quarantine.

According to the District Representative of Rashuwa, Hemanath Khatiwada, District Public Health Office has been delivering health services through 55 health institutions including Community Health Unit, health posts and hospitals. District Health Officer Kiran Shrestha has informed that for the prevention and treatment of corona virus, 3 hospitals, 9 health desks, 29 health institutions and 8 quarantine shelters have been working actively and collectively.

Kalika Rural Municipality-3 situated Dalit Community’s Murali Bahadur Nepali and Jhakka Bahadur Bhusal have returned the relief packages which was provided by the rural municipality. They have returned the voucher cards of relief packages in favor of the families in more need.

According to the District Representative of Dhading, Sitaram Adhikari, after province government provided the kits, RDT is being conducted on the foreign returnees and their families.

In the initiation of INSEC, Benighat Rural Municipality has provided essential food supplies to 140 families in need. Siddhalek Rural Municipality, Dhunibeshi Rural Municipality, Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality and Ganga Jamuna Rural Municipality have been providing relief packages to the poor and daily wage earners families.

According to the District Representative of Sindhuli, Bimala Pandey, RDT has started in the district and through the local governments RDT is being conducted the families of foreign returnees.

To prevent corona virus spread, Kamalmai municipality has requested vendors not to bring vegetables from the outside. The municipality has distributed essential food supplies to 288 families of daily wage earners. Likewise, Golanjor Rural Municipality has distributed emergency relief packages to 2,299 families.

Kamalamai Municipality has contributed 724,868 NPR, worth 5 days salary of government officials in addition to elected representative’s contribution, to the government’s “Corona Virus Control and Treatment Fund.”

According to the District Representative of Nuwakot, Navadip Shrestha, in the district there are 142 people staying in home quarantine. RDT is being conducted on foreign returnees and their families. As of April 14, covid-19 test reports of 141 cases have resulted in negative.

According to the District Representative of Chitwan, Dipendra Adhikari, 6 people were arrested on April 12, for avoiding the lock down.

Front line health workers’ throat swab samples have been collected and sent to Bharatpur Covid-19 Laboratory for testing. Thirty Doctors and other medical personnel, who have been working in hospitals designated for Corona virus treatment, gave their test samples.

According to the District Representative of Lalitpur, Dipak Prasad Ghimire, 43 peoples’ covid-19 sample test reports have resulted in negative. Two suspected cases are admitted to Kist Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

According to the District Representative of Ramechhap, Nawaraj Ghimire, 67 foreign returnees are kept in quarantine.

District Administration Office has requested the public not to celebrate New Year in group. Chief District Officer Rudradevi Sharma has said that in order to prevent corona virus spread, it is necessary to stay home and celebrate the occasions within family.

Manthali municipality has received 200 pieces of masks and PPE sets from local Kumar Shrestha and Prakash Shrestha.

According to the District Representative of Kavre, Hiraman Tamang, RDT kits have been provided to the local governments to conduct corona virus tests on foreign returnees and their families.

Panchakhal Municipality has published the name list of contributors in Municipal Disaster Management Committee. Chief Administrative Officer Lok Bahadur Bhnadari has informed that, 4,145 Kg rice and 289 Kg lentils have been contributed to the fund.

INSEC Bagamati Province Office, Hetauda