KASKI, Jan 22: At least 268 health workers and doctors have been infected with COVID-19 in Gandaki Province in a period of three weeks, according to the Provincial Health Directorate.
Pokhara, the provincial capital, has most of the infection cases, said Nawaraj Sharma, coordinator of the provincial health emergency work operations center under the Directorate.
“The number of health workers on the frontline against the infection of the virus has been increasing. Most of the infected are from Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences, infectious and communicable disease hospital and Beni Hospital,” he said.
The infected health workers include 138 (Kaski), 42 (Tanahun), 20 (Lamjung), 17 (Nawalparasi), 12 (Syangja), 11 (Baglung), 10 (Parbat), nine (Myagdi), six (Gorkha) and three (Mustang).
All the infected are at their homes in self-isolation and their health is normal, said the Directorate.