Update of May 27 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 542,256 after additional 6,731 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 27, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 418,829 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 77.2% along with the 7,226 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 20,414 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 27, 33% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.1% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 27, 862 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 6,951 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 106 people died on May 27. There are 116,476 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Saptari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Myagdi, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Salyan, Dailekh, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Doti and Achham.
In Province 2,
The District Administration Office, Rautahat has issued a notice on May 27 and the prohibition order has been extended again till June 2. In Saptari, Khadak Municipality has completely sealed Ward No. 3 from May 27. The municipality has sealed ward no. 3 due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
In Bagmati Province,
Bhaktapur Hospital, which has been treating Covid-19 infected people, has been facing problems in bed operation due to lack of oxygen. Medical Superintendent of Bhaktapur Hospital, Dr. Sumitra Gautam, said that the hospital was facing many problems as the oxygen companies were not providing oxygen even to the quota set by the government and the consumption of oxygen was high. The hospital has set aside 80 beds for covid patients and is currently treating 40 patients. He said that the hospital needed 200 cylinders of oxygen daily but it was difficult to get 90 cylinders daily. The hospital says that if a patient on a ventilator has to be given oxygen at high speed, five cylinders of oxygen will be available for a patient in 24 hours, but the problem has arisen due to a lack of oxygen supply.
Though the government has set quotas for Bhaktapur Hospital to provide 40 cylinders of oxygen daily with Kantipur Industry, 30 cylinders daily with Sopan Industry and 50 cylinders daily with Sagarmatha Industry, the industry has been providing 50 percent less oxygen than specified. Dr. Gautam said that the oxygen industry has been giving more oxygen to the private hospitals than the government hospitals which have been providing free services.
At present, 170 to 200 patients come to Bhaktapur Hospital daily for the OPD service operated for those suffering from fever and colic. Due to a lack of space and equipment, the hospital has not been able to operate an adequate ICU. The hospital has been treating 80 Covid patients in a six-bed ICU, 40-bed high-care unit, emergency room and tents, but now there is a problem in running all the beds due to lack of oxygen
In Rasuwa, a one-week long prohibitory order has been issued in Rasuwa as the Covid-19 infection is spreading in the villages. It has been decided to continue the prohibition order for the next seven days as the number of infected people has increased on a daily basis. The prohibition order issued earlier by the district level Covid-19 Management Center (DCCMC). A meeting of the DCCMC on Thursday decided to continue the prohibition order till June 3.
In Gandaki Province,
In Tanahu, the prohibition order issued for controlling covid is to be tightened. Assistant Chief District Officer of the District Administration Office, Tanahun, Chitrangat Baral said that the prohibition order will be tightened as an ordinance has been issued to manage the Covid-19 crisis.
In Gorkha, the Barpak Sulikot Municipality has appealed to the provincial and federal governments for help as the number of patients with similar symptoms has increased in Barpak village. In a press release issued on May 27, the rural municipality has requested to send a team of health workers including doctors.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
In Darchula, it has become easier to treat patients in Marma and Apihimal rural municipalities after the construction of Covid Hospital in Marma last year. For the first time in the district, Covid Hospital has been constructed and doctors have been appointed to treat Covid infected people. At present, nine infected patients are being treated at the hospital, said Dr. Mahadev Bhatta.
The Marma rural municipality has upgraded the health post and appointed doctors with its own investment. Due to this, the locals are getting easy health care at home. Dr. Bhatta said that the village municipality is providing health treatment worth Rs. 4 million for Covid Hospital this week. Covid Hospitals are also operating in Malikarjun Rural Municipality, District Hospital and Gokuleshwor Hospital, while other local levels have not been able to operate Covid Hospitals effectively due to lack of doctors.
A meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre has decided to vaccinate the locals and security personnel working in the front-line. Ashok Singh Bohara, Ward Chairman of Vyas Rural Municipality-1, informed that the vaccination has been started for the citizens of Vyas against the covid-19 from the vaccines obtained from the Ministry of Health and Population.
In Baitadi, a meeting of the district level COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) held on May 27 has decided to build a 50-bed isolation in Khodpe of Patan Municipality-8 for the citizens entering from the Terai district. Yogesh Bhatta, head of the health office, Baitadi, said that it has been decided to test Covid-19 from the antigen method of every person from the Terai.
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