Common cold and fever cases up in Kailali

TIKAPUR: Common cold and fever cases have increased in Kailali of late.

Number of patients turning up to the health facilities, including Tikapur Hospital and Tikapur Municipality-based health service providing institutions have increased compared to previous days.

“Common cold with high fever has troubled all family members including minors. We have not sent our children to school due to high fever”, said Arbind BK, a local of Tikapur.

As informed, the number of patients turning up to the health facility at Tikapur-based Bijayanagar City Health Centre now has doubled than that was in the normal times before.

In-charge of City Health Centre Usha Shah said all members of families were found ill. “Daily up to 35 people used to visit the clinic. It has now increased to 60”, she added.

Likewise, the number of patients visiting Manikapur-based City Health Centre has also whopped. Health worker Kabita Khadka said the number of people visiting the health centers here have doubled in recent days. “Most of the patients visiting the health facility are complaining of common cold, fever and respiratory complications.”

The cases of seasonal common cold and fever have heightened after the rainy season, said Public Health Inspector Kewal Singh Sarki.

With the cases on the rise, Kailali Municipality has urged the public to compulsorily wear face masks, test Covid on suspect and take care of necessary treatment. RSS

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