Flu claims two more lives in Jajarkot


JAJARKOT, APR 23: Two more people died of seasonal flu in Jajarkot yesterday night pushing the death toll to 28. Parimal Sarki, 66, of Pajaru-6 and Kush Bahadur Budha,11, of Sakla VDC-11 succumbed to the flu yesterday night.
A Nepali Army helicopter had rescued three patients — one woman and two children. Three persons suffering from common cold and fever for a long time at Tapuchaur of Archhani VDC were airlifted by the army chopper to the District Health Office today.
Dr Dipak Pun said Pabitra Gharti, 62, of Archhani, nine-month-old Sajan Pariyar and 18-month-old Nirbachan Pariyar of Archhani-8 were airlifted to District Health Office.
“They are being treated at a separate ward at the district health office,” Pun added. Nepali Army doctor Anil Kumar Singh Dangol said the disease could be confirmed in the patients only after appropriate test. Dr Dangol asked the locals and patients suffering from seasonal flu to take care while eating and also in sanitation to mitigate the impact of the disease.
With the arrival of doctors and health workers in the villages, patients and others have queued up for treatment. Social activist Jairupa Basnet said that people have quit everything for treatment after the arrival of doctors and health workers in the village.
Focal person Krishna Khatri at District Health Office said that various teams of doctors and health workers were operating health camps at eighteen different places to check the spread of seasonal flu. Despite this, thousands of people are still waiting for treatment. More than 50 people are critically ill in areas-affected by flu.