Cold-related health complications on the rise with temperature plummeting

SIDDHARTHANAGAR: Rupandehi has increasingly seen thick smog in the morning of late. Temperature here has invariably gone down with haze and smog.

The chilly environment has troubled the general public in carrying out their day-to-day work.

Doctors said the number of patients having common cold and respiratory complications have been on the rise since last week.

Over a dozen patients with common cold related complications are visiting the Bhairahawa-based Bhim Hospital for treatment on an everyday basis.

Medical Superintendent of the Hospital Dr Shakuntala Gupta said inflow of patients having pulmonary complications and common cold are on the rise with the fall in temperature. Dr Gupta urged the general public to remain cautious to protect from rising cold.

The District Health Office, Rupandehi also asked the elderly people and children to wear winter clothes and consume warm food to prevent the cold.

The number of patients admitted for the treatment of asthma, fever and cough is also increasing in the hospital, said Public Relations officer at Bhairahawa-based Universal College of Medical College, Tej KC.

People of Nawalparasi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke and Bardiya of Lumbini Province are also facing the same problem. RSS



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