50 percent of coronavirus cases transmitted through hospitals in Chitwan: Study
September 15, 2020 01:30 PM NPT
CHITWAN, Sept 15: The coronavirus infection has been transmitted through the hospitals in Chitwan, a study has revealed. According to the study undertaken by the District COVID Crisis Management Centre, almost 50 percent of the infections diagnosed so far have been transmitted through the hospitals.
The centre’s member and health office Chitwan chief Deepak Tiwari shared that among the total infected are 254 doctors and health workers. The number accounts for 20 percent of the total infected cases diagnosed as of today.
He further shared that at least one member of the house of infected doctors and health workers has been infected. With this, the count of the infection stands at 40 percent.
Besides, additional 101 coronavirus infected have shared that they got the disease while visiting hospitals for treatment or attending patients at hospitals, he said. Tiwari added, “It was found that hospitals share 50 percent of the infection cases in the district”.
The study has also revealed that the infection has been diagnosed among other 111 people who have been involved in industry, trade, hotel, fruits and vegetables grocery and other entrepreneurs.
Likewise, the infection has been increasingly found among the workers of factories, hotels, enterprises or business outlets. It has also increased among the people living in rented houses having a single toilet.
“The infection has been detected among those involved in transporting grocery goods, grocery owners, vehicle drivers, workers coming from outside without coronavirus tests and frontline service providers at banks, financial institutions and electricity authority offices among others,” according to the study report.
Tiwari further said that a series of discussions were already held with the district-based hospitals to develop a plan of action to prevent the transmission of coronavirus after the hospitals were found to be the high risk zone for the virus transmission.
The number of infected has so far surged to 1,307 in the district and 17 persons have lost their lives to the corona infection. The death toll has reached 29 including the data of other districts apart from Chitwan.