Saturday 24th September 2022

50 percent coronavirus cases transmitted through hospitals in Chitwan, study says

Chitwan, Sept 15, The coronavirus infection has been transmitted through the hospitals in Chitwan, a study reveals. According to a study undertaken by the District COVID Crisis Management Centre, almost 50 percent of the infections diagnosed so far have been transmitted through the hospitals.

Centre’s member and health office Chitwan chief Deepak Tiwari shared that among the total infected are 254 doctors and health workers. The number accounts for 20 percent of the total infected cases diagnosed as of today. He further shared that at least one member of the house of infected doctors and health workers has been found with the infection. With this, the count of the infection stands at 40 percent.

Besides, additional 101 coronavirus infected have shared that they got transmitted while visiting hospitals for treatment or attending patients at hospitals, he said. Tiwari added, “It was found that hospitals share 50 percent of the infection cases in the district”. The study has also revealed that infection has been diagnosed among other 111 people who have been involved in industry, trade, hotel, fruits and vegetables grocery and other entrepreneurs.

Likewise, the case has been increasingly found among the workers of factories, hotels, enterprises or business outlets. It has also increased among the people living in rented houses having a single toilet. “The infection has been detected among those involved in transporting grocery goods, grocery owners, vehicle drivers, workers coming from outside without coronavirus tests and frontline service providers at banks, financial institutions and electricity authority offices among others”, stated the study report.

Tiwari further informed that series of discussions were already held with district-based hospitals to develop a plan of actions to prevent the transmission of coronavirus after the hospitals were found to be the high risk zone for the virus transmission. Number of infected has so far surged to 1,307 in the district and 17 persons have lost their lives to the corona infection. The death toll has reached 29 including the data of other districts apart from Chitwan.

Parliamentary subcommittee monitors corona special hospitals

The Education and Health Subcommittee of the Federal Parliament has monitored two coronavirus special hospitals.

A team headed by parliamentary subcommittee coordinator Jeevanram Shrestha made onsite monitoring of the Manmohan Hospital at Chandragiri municipality and the Satungal-based Armed Police Hospital on Friday evening. Municipality’s spokesperson Hari Bhakta Maharjan shared that the subcommittee had enquired about the status of COVID-19 treatment centre, isolation centre, health condition of the infected and food and hygiene arrangements.

The Manmohan hospital is treating 140 coronavirus-infected while the Armed Police hospital is looking after 200 positive cases, the municipality sources said. Eight among the critical patients are receiving treatment with life support as informed. On the occasion, subcommittee coordinator Shrestha said the coronavirus infected patients should be provided with care and service as per the government-specified guideline.

He also thanked the doctors, health workers and security personnel deputed in the hospital for their service to the patients. As of Friday, Chandragiri municipality saw a total of 227 coronavirus cases out of which 88 have discharged from the hospitals after recovery.

Likewise, 52 infected are undergoing treatment at isolation wards of various hospitals and 85 are receiving treatment at home isolation, municipality’s health branch chief Dr Suda Maharjan shared. Two people have so far died of coronavirus infection in Chandragiri.