Update of August 22 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  August 23, 2020 By: INSEC

On August 22, an additional 634 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 31,117 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 18,350 have been discharged after recovery. On August 22, 136 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 58.9% have recovered. At present, there are 13,155 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 146. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 12,619 swabs were tested. Out of the total infected, 19% are females and 81% are males.

Provincial Reports,

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Saptari, Mahonar Kumar Pokharel, the Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed that a 77-year-old man of Rajbiraj Municipality-7 died on August 21 while undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital, Kathmandu. Suffering from prostate disease, he was taken to Kathmandu Grande Hospital from Rajbiraj on August 14 for treatment after he was diagnosed with persistent fever and pneumonia.

According to the District Representative of Dhanusha, Dipendra Prasad Singh, it was found that in Ganguly Isolation of Nagarain Municipality-5, the cleaning staffs were used to check the fever of the infected people. Minister for Social Development Nawal Kishor Sah said that he had demanded a 24-hour explanation from Isolation Dhanusha Chief Dr Jamun Prasad Singh after this was revealed in the morning. A senior citizen of Mithila Bihari Municipality had been suffering from respiratory problems for the past 12 days; the doctor had sent the cleaning staff to check the fever by wearing PPE set. The mystery was revealed when a journalist from Janakpur, who was infected with corona, took a video of a cleaner checking and asked what the body temperature of a normal person was. The journalists said that the doctors have not even inquired about the health condition of the 38 infected people living in isolation. It is alleged that Dr Dipu Yadav did not pick up the phone even though he was currently the Ganguly Isolation Coordinator.

According to the District Representative of Sarlahi, Budhan Sah, a 39-year-old woman, who had been running hotel business in Lalbandi Municipality-7 Bazaar died on August 22 due to coronavirus infection, while undergoing treatment. In Sarlahi, four people, including two women and two men, have died due to coronavirus infection, said Sarlahi District Chief Officer Surendra Poudel.

According to the District Representative of Rautahat, Kopila Timalsina, as the number of coronavirus cases is increasing day by day and the risk of infection is also high, the district level Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre decided to extend the prohibitory order from August 17 to 30.

In Bagmati Province,

On August 22, there were 160 cases diagnosed in Kathmandu, 50 in Bhaktapur, 27 in Chitwan, 32 in Makwanpur, six in Lalitpur, four in Dolakha, three in Kavrepalanchowk, two in Ramechhap and two each in Nuwakot and Dhading and one in Sindhuli. There were altogether 287 cases diagnosed on August 22. Now, there are 4,321 cases in this province out of which 734 have recovered and 3,547 are being treated in different hospitals and isolation centres. A 73-year-old woman from Bhaktapur and a 46-year-old man from Makwanpur died while undergoing treatment, bringing the death toll from coronavirus infection in the province to 31.

Meanwhile, locals have threatened the owner of Lord Buddha Girls and Boys Hostel at Milanchowk in Baneshwor, Kathmandu Metropolitan City-31 on August 22 for accommodating health workers. Hostel owner Rohit Rana said that a group of 50-60 people led by Balbhadra Marg Tole Development Committee Chairperson Sudarshan Gautam and Secretary Dinesh Khadka had mistreated him for accommodating the health workers without permission during the coronavirus pandemic. Rana said that health workers have been kept as per the agreement with the Civil Hospital from August 20 for their safe shelter management. The group left after a police team arrived from Baneshwor Circle. Rana, who has been managing the hostel following all the procedures of hostel operation and is a health worker himself, told INSEC Bagmati that he was tensed due to the incident. Ward Chairperson Narayan Prasad Bhandari said that he did not know about the health workers staying in the hostel and only found out about the incident in the morning. Ward Chairperson Bhandari said that there was no further information and coordination even though the locals protested against the suspicion of keeping the coronavirus infected while the health workers came blowing siren in the ambulance at night in the hostel in the middle of the settlement.

According to the District Representative of Dolakha, Udhhab Pokharel, Chief District Officer Bhim Kant Sharma said that the lockdown period has been extended till August 26 as the number of corona cases in the district has increased. Meanwhile, 15 corona infected people have been found in the district so far, out of which 13 are from Gaurishankar rural municipality.

In Sudur Paschim Province,

According to the District Representative of Accham, Shiva Raj Dhungana, Police have sealed the Bayalpata Hospital since the evening of August 21 after corona was confirmed in 19 people including nine health workers and 10 employees. Dr. Bikash Gauchan, Director of health services at Bayalpat Hospital, said that services other than emergency obstetric surgery and serious injury surgery have been suspended to prevent the spread of corona infection among a large number of hospital staff and health workers at the same time.

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