1 dies, 40-45 suffer from diarrhea in nothern Gorkha

Published On: July 10, 2017 02:57 PM NPT

GORKHA, July 10: A diarrhea epidemic has broken out at Chumchet in Chumanubri Rural Municipality-6 of Gorkha district.

“The number of patients suffering from a diarrhea has increased over the last few days. One one-year old child died of it” , said  a local Sherap Gurung. “A diarrhea has spread in the village. Many children are now sick due to a diarrhea.”,  Guring told Republica Online.

A diarrhea has spread among as many as 40-50 villagers in a Chumchet village where there are about 200 households. The patients feel like vomiting and emptying their bowels. Experts have attributed the diarrhea epidemic to a dirty drinking water.

District Health Office is not aware of the details of the situation. “We are trying to collect information about the diarrhea epidemic “, said Nani Banu Dani , a Health Assistant at District Health Office.

However, a health worker Yalija Shahi refused to accept the situation as “diarrhea epidemic”.

It takes five days to reach Chumchet from the district headquarters of Gorkha.

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