Saturday 13th August 2022

Woman dies of COVID-19

Dharan, Oct 3, A woman of 28 year died of COVID-19 while receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS), Dharan this morning.

The woman is from Inaruwa Municipality-4 of Sunsari district, according to Joint Spokesperson Dr Ashish Shrestha.

After she had tested positive for the coronavirus a week back, she was getting treatment at BPKIHS’ COVID-19 hospital.

The woman had not any incurable disease before she got fatal virus. With this, the death toll at BPKIHS reached 39.

Chandragiri spends Rs 22.7 million for corona prevention and treatment

Chandragiri, Sept 29, The Chandragiri municipality has spent Rs 22.7 million for the prevention, control and treatment of coronavirus infection. Chandragiri, the main entry point to the Kathmandu Valley, has so far made the expenses in the headings of quarantine construction, procurement of medical appliances and relief distribution following the government-enforced lockdown to contain coronavirus spread.

Chandragiri municipality mayor Ghanashyam Giri shared that the expenses amounting over Rs 22.71 million were made for the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19. The municipality has expended over Rs 16.43 million distribution of relief to poor and disadvantaged families Rs 4.08 million for swab test, medicine procurement, spray, publicity and ambulance service and Rs 2.2 million for quarantine construction and management.

The municipality has constructed quarantine wards in different schools and accommodated the infected people. As informed the Bagmati State had aided the municipality with Rs 1.2 million for the prevention, control and treatment of coronavirus and Rs 1.17 million to the municipality-level disaster management fund. With the addition of six cases, the number of coronavirus infections has reached 390 in the municipality.

Among them 276 have recovered and discharged from the isolation wards. Of the remaining active cases, 25 are being treated in hospital isolation and 85 in home isolation, shared municipality’s spokesperson Haribhakta Maharjan. Four infected have so far lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the municipality, he added.

The municipality had been providing treatment to the critically infected patients at the Armed Police Force Hospital Balambu and Manmohan Hospital Dahachowk. Chandragiri is the biggest municipality of the Bagmati State with 15 wards. RSS

Mass cremation performed for bodies of nine persons

Waling, Sept 25, Mass cremation was performed for bodies of nine persons who lost their lives in the landslides recently occurred in Waling municiplaity.

The deceased were cremated en masse on the bank of Kaligandaki River in Ramnadi (Ramdi) on Thursday evening. Separate eight funeral pyres were made to cremate nine bodies.

The cremation of a six-month child was performed on the same funeral pyre along with her 19-year-old mother, Binita Nepali, said Nepal Dalit Sangh Syangja chair Til Bahadur Ranpal. Jeebala Pariyar, a relative of the deceased, set the funeral fire when no one from the family left to do so.

“We conducted last rites of those killed in the landslides along the Kaligandaki River after performing post-mortem at the Primary Hospital Waling”, Ranpal informed. The entire village has been aggrieved with the passing away of nine persons of the same family.

Manisha Nepali, 16, who was rescued alive in the incident, is receiving treatment in Pokhara-based Gandaki Medical College. Waling municipality mayor Dilip Pratap Khand said the municipality would bear all the expenses involved in the treatment of Manisha.

Issuing a condolence message, the municipality extended tribute to those killed in the incident and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured. RSS

Landslide disrupts Narayangarh-Muglin road section again

Bharatpur, Sept 15, The Narayangarh-Muglin road stretch has been blocked again after a landslide took place at Ichhakamana rural municipality-6, Chorkhola at around 10.30 last night.

Earlier, the one-way traffic was made possible on Monday evening after clearing off the road in the afternoon. The two-way road traffic has been obstructed again due to recurring landslides.

Spokesperson of District Police Office Chitwan Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Surya Bahadur Thapa shared that the task of removing debris has not begun yet due to incessant rain.

Likewise, the road stretch has also been disrupted after a giant tree got uprooted and toppled across the road section at Bharatpur metropolis-1, Bhateri, the district administration office informed.

The Narayangarh-Muglin road section has witnessed disruption dozens of time this year alone.