NEPALGUNJ, April 16: As many as 49 COVID-19 patients currently undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj are in serious condition.
Of 74 total COVID-19 patients currently undergoing treatment at the hospital, the health condition of 49 of them is critical, according to Tej Oli, who serves as Resource Person at the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre. “They are currently on ventilators.”
As of Thursday, Banke district alone recorded 93 fatalities due to COVID-19. Currently, there are 282 active cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man from Gurbhakot Municipality-13 of Surkhet died of COVID-19 Friday morning while undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital. The man had returned from India a week ago.
Keeping in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the District Crisis Management Centre has decided to set up and operate 50-bed isolation centre in each local level, resume the isolation centres with 120 beds in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis, keep an ambulance standby at each local level, augment human resources to manage 142 isolation wards at Bheri Hospital and arrange holding centres, according to Chief District Officer Shiva Ram Gelal. (RSS)