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Dengue menace in Jhapa and Chitwan

By Our Reporter
denguThe locals of Chitwan and Jhapa have been worried greatly due to the increasing cases of dengue fever in the two districts.
In Chitwan 119 people were found suffering from dengue while in Jhapa 96 dengue patients have been identified in Damak alone.
The locals have criticised the authorities for not taking any measure to control the spread of dengue.The dengue fever has spread to 96 individuals including three health workers and one journalist as of Sunday, District Public Health Office, Jhapa said.
The data shows that Life Line Hospital Damak’s Medical Superintendent, Dr Tilak Chandra Sah, and two health workers with Advance Health Care in Damak have been contaminated with the mosquito-borne disease.
The dengue fever has also taken hold of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Jhapa Joint Secretary, Gopal Jhapali, whereas CPN (UML) Damak Town Secretary, Indra Gurung, is currently receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan for the same disease.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has dispatched a medical team comprising Dr Yug Chandra Ghimire and lab technician, Dabal Bahadur BC, to Jhapa to control the spread of dengue fever.

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