The District Hospital Khotang is receiving an increasing number of viral fever-infected patients of late.
Among the around 150 patients visiting the Hospital for OPD services, over 50 to 60 percent complain of high fever, headache, and pain in joints, among other health issues, symptoms close to Coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Puskal Rai.
Dr Rai further said that the infected ones were asked to be on medication and stay in home isolation for at least 10 days. Moreover, the health workers in the Hospital are being taken ill one after another, spurring tension for the infected ones as well as the Hospital management.
Of the 58 health workers in the District Hospital, 14 have been infected with viral fever so far, informed the administration chief of the Hospital, Rabin Phuyal.
The infected health workers were compelled to continue with their duty despite the infection to provide uninterrupted health services to the patients. Growing cases of viral fever have equally worried the locals.
The District has a total of 10 local levels that have COVID-19 treatment facilities in most of the local levels but most of them are inactive at present.
District Health Office, Khotang Chief Punya Prasad Sigdel, however, shared that all logistical preparations had been completed to re-operate those idle treatment facilities.
Towards this, the oxygen plant installed in the District Hospital at the cost of Rs 10.5 million in financial assistance from the Province No 1 government has been brought into operation since last Monday. (RSS)