Viral fever patients up in Valley

Kathmandu, Aug. 10: Health institutions across the country have been receiving increasing number of viral fever patients, the health officials have said.

Most patients visiting the Valley based health facilities are found suffering from fever and common cold, Dr. Sher Bahadur Pun, senior officer at the Shukra Raj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, said.

Around 300 patients visit the hospital on a daily basis and majority of them show symptoms of viral fever and common cold, Dr. Pun said.

Likewise, of the total patients visiting the Bir Hospital, the central and referral hospital of the nation, one third of them are found suffering from seasonal and viral diseases, according to the doctors.

Around 1,500 patients visit the Bir Hospital every day. Of them, around 35 per cent suffering from different seasonal diseases visit the emergency department of the hospital, Dr. Kedar Senchuri, chief the Emergency Department, said.

The hospital does not admit the patients who have the symptoms of seasonal diseases and advise them to take rest at home, he said.

Similarly, Director of the Kanti Children Hospital Dr. Chandreshwor Mahasheth said around 75 per cent children who visit the hospital are found suffering from viral fever in the recent days.

Similarly, all the government and private health facilities across the nation have witnessed a rise in number of patients suffering from viral fever, Dr. Pun added.

The disease has affected mostly children and elderly.

A large numbers of children in Kathmandu are found suffering from viral fever. Similarly cases of diarrhoea, common cold and other seasonal diseases have also surged.

Many district hospitals reported increasing inflow of viral fever patients from last one week, Children contracted with viral infection develops fever, diarrhoea, cold and cough, Dr Pun said. Viral patients should drink plenty water and take liquid diet, the medics suggested.

Published on August 10, 2016 at 6:31 am


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