27 patients undergoing COVID-19 treatment in Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu, May 23
As many as 27 coronavirus sufferers are present process therapy in several hospitals of the valley.
Since the Ministry of Health and Population solely makes the everlasting handle of coronavirus sufferers public, this has created confusion among the many normal public.
The Ministry of Health and Population, whereas disseminating details about individuals who’ve examined optimistic for the an infection, doesn’t present details about their present handle within the valley.
According to information offered by the well being ministry, 27 corona contaminated individuals from outdoors the valley have been discovered to be residing in Kathmandu valley. From among the many 27 individuals, 11 have been stored in isolation in Patan Hospital, one in Teku Hospital and 15 in APF Hospital for therapy.
According to the well being ministry, the an infection has unfold to 40 districts throughout the nation.
Patan Hospital has admitted 13 individuals to its isolation ward.
“There are individuals from numerous districts. Some of them might need been residing in Kathmandu once they examined optimistic or they could have come to the hospital for therapy from their districts,” mentioned Bishnu Prasad Sharma, director of Patan Hospital.
“If each the present location and everlasting handle of the individuals receiving therapy is given it might assist us hint different contacts and check them shortly.
Also, individuals, who’re at present residing in areas outdoors Kathmandu however have examined optimistic, ought to search therapy in their very own locality.
There is not any precise drugs for coronavirus an infection. But if somebody checks optimistic for the an infection and involves Kathmandu for therapy, there are excessive possibilities of him/her transmitting the an infection to others. Anyone who is available in his/her contact in the course of the journey interval might be contaminated,” mentioned Sharma.
Earlier, a male who examined optimistic for coronavirus had his location talked about as Ramechhap, however later he was discovered to be residing in Maitidevi.
There has been confusion among the many public concerning the place at present resided by individuals, who’ve check optimistic for the virus. “Those whose samples have been collected are involved with well being staff.
The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has been tracing the contacts of individuals who’ve examined optimistic on the idea of their present place of residence and everlasting handle,” mentioned Samir Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson for the well being ministry.
“Though we used to ask just for the everlasting handle of individuals who examined optimistic, earlier, now we’ve began accumulating particulars of the individuals’ present handle whereas accumulating samples. As the samples collected earlier are but to be examined, we’ve not but been capable of give particulars of contaminated individuals’ present handle,” mentioned Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population.
“Since individuals give their everlasting handle whereas accumulating samples for lab checks, It has created issue in tracing the contacts of contaminated individuals. If we all know the present handle of the contaminated individuals, it would assist individuals take needed precautions,” mentioned an official from Epidemiology and Disease Control Division underneath the Department of Health Services on situation of anonymity.
“Also, native ranges ought to assist the EDCD with contact tracing,” the official mentioned.
Due to confusion created by lack of knowledge in regards to the present handle of the contaminated individuals, the National Information Commission had issued a launch directing the well being ministry to disseminate appropriate and detailed data of contaminated individuals.
The fee has additionally requested the well being ministry to maintain different private particulars of contaminated individuals confidential.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on May 24, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.
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