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Jhapa sees surge on COVID-19 infection

2021 Aug 04, 10:47, Jhapa
Paramedics treat a COVID-19 patient outside an emergency ward of a government run hospital in Kathmandu, on Friday, May 7, 2021. Photo: AP via RSS

While experts are warning that the third wave of corona is coming soon, Covid hospitals in Jhapa are full of infected people. Medical Superintendent of the Mechi Provincial Hospital, Bhadrapur, Dr. Tank Barakoti said that 60 infected people are being treated at the 75-bed Covid treatment center.

While, oxygen facility is available in only 60 beds, all the beds are full. New patients in need of oxygen 'support' are being sent to other hospitals. He informed that out of the five ICU wards, three were reserved for the treatment of Covid patients and all the beds are full. In Jhapa, 74 patients are being treated at the B&C Hospital in Birtamod.

According to Promise Giri, public relations officer of the hospital, "the hospital has arranged a 32-bed ICU for Covid and all the beds are full of patients. The numbers of patients has increased suddenly," Giri said.  Stating that the hospital is consuming 200 cylinders of oxygen daily, he said that the hospital itself is producing 50 cylinders of oxygen each day.

Giri said that the hospital has made arrangements for the treatment of Covid in 25-bed NICU and 15-bed PICU children as the risk of Covid infection in children has also increased.

All the isolation wards, ICUs and ventilators reserved for Covid are full at Purnatung Birta City Hospital in Birtamod. Hospital administration chief, Binod Basnet said that 53-beds isolation,  nine-bed ventilator and 12-bed ICU have been provided for covid treatment. "All the available beds, ICUs and ventilators are full of infected people," said Basnet, head of administration at Birta City.

He said that the number of people coming for treatment of Covid's infection has increased and the hospital is full. The hospital has stated that the OPD service is currently closed giving priority to the treatment of the infected. He said that the maternity service could be shut down due to such pressure as well.

Now 100 cylinders are being consumed daily, said Basnet. "Ambulances and city safaris are carrying patients due to the surge," he said.

Beldangi Covid Hospital in Damak is also full of infected people. The hospital run by Damak Municipality has 30 beds.  Devi Dangal said that all the beds were full. According to the doctors, the infected people have started coming to the hospital only after they have fallen ill.


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