Tuesday, 3 August, 2021

COVID infection level plunges in Banke


By Our Correspondent, Nepalgunj, June 8: Nepalgunj, which was one of the hotspots of second wave of COVID-19, is witnessing a decreasing number of cases and deaths in recent days.

With the declining cases, around 140 beds used for the treatment of the pandemic in Bheri Hospital and Kohalpur Teaching Hospital are now vacant.

According to Naresh Shrestha, Public Health Officer of Banke, due to the falling number of cases, the problem of shortage of beds, oxygen and man power has been sorted out.

Bheri Hospital was full with the referral cases from the districts of Karnali and Sudhurpachhim provinces. Of the 200 beds at the hospital, 44 are vacant in Bheri hospital at present.

According to Shrestha, Bheri hospital now has 141 COVID-19 patients. Among them, 33 are in critical condition.

Similarly, in Kohalpur hospital, 52 beds are vacant and 78 patients are admitted. Among the admitted patients there, 70 are in critical condition. Similarly, in Western hospital, 13 beds are vacant; in the United hospital, 10 beds are vacant.

Most of the admitted patients in hospitals of Banke are out of the district, according to District Health Office, Banke. And so are the deceased. According to the district’s COVID Management Committee, there are 415 active cases of coronavirus in the district in total.