June 5, 2019 07:42 AM NPT
By: Rohit Rai
DHARAN, June 5: As the authorities are being criticized for failing to destroy the eggs and larvae of mosquitoes spreading the dengue fever in Dharan, doctors at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have identified 32 more dengue patients on Tuesday alone. One more dengue patient was admitted to a Bijayapur hospital on Tuesday.
On Monday also, 35 dengue patients were admitted to BPKIHS.
Since May 14, the number of dengue patients in Dharan has reached 173, according to Dr Bikas Sah, assistant director of BPKIHS.
“If the number of patients continues to rise at this pace, it will be very difficult to bring the situation under control,” said Sah.
On Tuesday, one more dengue-infected patient has been admitted at Bijaypur Hospital of Dharan. According to the director of the hospital Prabhav Khatiwada, 26 dengue-infected people are undergoing treatment at Bijaypur Hospital.
The local authorities have announced that they will start a campaign to search and destroy the eggs and larvae of the dengue carrier mosquitoes in each house at the affected locality from Wednesday. Dengue is caused by Aedes aegypti.
“We will start door-to-door campaign from Wednesday in all wards,” said Acting Mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City Manju Bhandari.