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Hepatitis patient being treated in quarantine facility

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BAJURA, JUNE 3

A hepatitis affected person, who reached Bajura from India 5 days in the past, has been stored within the quarantine facility of Chaitepipal Suryadoya School in Budhiganga Municipality.

The affected person ought to have been stored within the isolation ward, however he’s receiving therapy on the quarantine facility as a consequence of lack of isolation ward in Bajura District Hospital.

The municipality well being coordinator Dipak Sha stated the issue occurred as a consequence of lack of isolation facility in Bayalpata, Achham and Martadi.

He stated that hepatitis was a communicable illness.

As many as 37 individuals who returned from India, together with one pregnant girl and 9 youngsters, are staying together with the hepatitis affected person within the quarantine. The hepatitis affected person, a youth, stated he was anxious he might need unfold the illness to different individuals staying within the quarantine since they shared the identical bathroom.

People in different quarantine services have additionally fallen sick and are receiving therapy within the quarantine facility itself as a consequence of lack of isolation ward.

Dr Rohit Giri of the district hospital stated well being staff had been treating sufferers within the quarantine facility as a consequence of lack of isolation ward. He stated there was just one isolation ward with 10 beds in Martadi, however all of the beds had already been occupied by COVID sufferers.

“All the quarantined persons are returnees from India. The downside arose after sufferers couldn’t be shifted to the isolation ward,” Dr Giri added.

Dr Giri stated there must be separate isolation ward for the contaminated and quarantine services for suspects. He additionally added that the contaminated and non-infected had been sharing the identical bathroom and this would possibly put many lives in danger.

A affected person stored in isolation ward additionally stated that they had been too compelled to share the identical bathroom because the hospital didn’t have separate bathrooms for contaminated and non-infected individuals.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 4, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.

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