COVID-19 infected girl receiving treatment at Dhaulagiri hospital


KATHMANDU, March 29: The 17-year-old girl of Baglung municipality who tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday – Nepal’s fifth case–has been sent to Dhaulagiri Zonal hospital for treatment.

The girl was in self-quarantine and was admitted to the hospital yesterday after her swab samples sent to the National Public Health Laboratory tested positive.

“She is in normal condition and has been put in isolation under direct observation of health workers,” acting Medical Superintendent Dr. Sailendra B Pokharel said.

‘We will be checking her status daily and have also asked the family members to stay in self-quarantine.”

She had reportedly gone to visit her mother, currently in Belgium and returned back by the QR 652 flight of Qatar Airways on March 17.

According to her family sources, she had met her grandmother in Dimua, Parbat on her way to Baglung. She had also visited Kalika temple in Baglung.

Another 19-year-old girl from Kathmandu, traveling on the same flight, was also confirmed positive for COVID-19. She is receiving treatment at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku. Her health condition is also normal, according to the Health Ministry.

Also, the 32-year-old patient who had returned from the United Arab Emirates is also receiving treatment in Teku hospital. Another 34-year-old man is also undergoing treatment for coronavirus at the Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi.