1 dies, over 300 others taken ill due to seasonal influenza in Gorkha
By:angel_khabar Published Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
A child has died and over 300 persons have taken ill due to seasonal influenza in Barkar of Gorkha district, the epicentre of Gorkha earthquake.
The deceased has been identified as Supriya Gurung, the District Public Health Office said.
Gurung, who was suffering from fever and pneumonia for the past 15 days, died on Wednesday in the course of treatment, said doctors involved in her treatment.
Nani Babu Dani, Chief of Epidemic Section, DPHO, said the number of patients with the diseases visiting local health centres is increasing by the day, and children dominate the number.
Approximately 80 patients suffering from the diseases visited the hospital today alone, he added.
Following the epidemic, two doctors have been assigned to the affected site and they have already started their work, he said.
“Health workers have also been sent to the affected areas with medicines. Additional health workers and medicines will be dispatched on Thursday,” he said. RSS