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Highlights from today’s Health Ministry media briefing on COVID-19

Highlights from today’s Health Ministry media briefing on COVID-19


KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), in its common press briefing, up to date concerning the COVID-19 scenario within the nation, as of in the present day.

As many as 7,240 laboratory exams (by Polymerase Chain Reaction methodology) have been carried out up to now within the nation to detect COVID-19 an infection with the intention to curb its unfold. Out of those, 369 samples had been examined prior to now 24 hours.

Similarly, 12,192 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) — to detect the presence of antibodies within the blood samples — have been run up to now throughout the nation. Out of those, 3,263 samples had been examined prior to now 24 hours.

Spokesperson on the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Bikash Devkota shared {that a} complete of 19,432 exams have been carried out up to now to scout these contaminated with the novel virus.

Though RDT has begun in most districts of all of the seven provinces, the federal government is but to start this type of testing in eight districts throughout the nation — Taplejung, Ilam, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Solukhumbu, Rukum East, Manang and Dolpa. Preparations are happening to begin RDT in these remaining districts as nicely.

As of in the present day, there are 4,901 folks underneath quarantine in varied amenities throughout the nation and 103 are underneath isolation. Of these remoted, eight are in Kathmandu valley whereas 95 are exterior. As the federal government has intensified the exams, the variety of folks in quarantine are declining.

The government-established helpline call-centres (1115/1133) have answered 2,879 queries concerning COVID-19 within the final 24 hours. Likewise, 804 new entries have been made by the federal government’s cell software Hamro Swasthya and internet portal covid.mohp.gov.np, taking the entire variety of entries to 18,434.

Six new individuals have been added to the red-zone listing within the final 24 hours, taking the entire to 247. The contact tracing of those individuals is underway, mentioned Spokesperson Devkota.

Briefing about in the present day’s actions, Devkota mentioned that 400 RDT was carried out in the present day in Chhapkaiya of Birgunj and all outcomes got here out destructive for the antibodies.

The authorities has authorised the implementation of an interim directive which can distinguish the method and place of therapy of sufferers contaminated with COVID-19 and people visiting well being amenities for causes apart from that. In line with this, 25 hub hospitals, 64 provincial hospitals, and 22 medical faculties have been supplied with the permission to run COVID Clinic throughout the nation. Likewise, 16 further hospitals in Kathmandu Valley have been given the allow to run the COVD Clinic.

Keeping in thoughts the significance of transferring sufferers throughout this time of want, the Ministry has initiated a mechanism for the operation of ambulance service. Ambulances of Nepal Red Cross Society and of non-government well being amenities with over 100-bed capability will likely be introduced into the central community and operated by the phone line 102.

Virtual well being cluster conferences will likely be carried out by MoHP to facilitate co-work between the centre, provincial ministries and provincial well being directorates to handle varied points of disaster administration.

Similarly, as a part of its motion plan, the Ministry will broaden its testing capability by orienting technicians working on the authorities and personal laboratories.

Furthermore, the Ministry has urged native ranges within the nation to handle its well being infrastructure with the intention to forestall and management the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation.

Currently, there are 15 lively COVID-19 instances within the nation — 2 in Lalitpur, 2 in Kathmandu, 2 in Baglung, 5 in Dhangadhi, and Four in Birgunj. All of the sufferers have been reported in regular situation.

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