KATHMANDU, May 11: Chandragiri Municipality in Kathmandu district is going to run an isolation centre from May 15 at a community hospital based in the municipality.
The Municipality is building a 100-bed isolation centre where those suspected to have contracted COVID-19 and those infected with the virus will be treated, according to Chairperson of Ward Number 8 Santosh Khadka.
Furthermore, the government vehicle being used by ward no 8 office will be used as an ambulance in view of the unprecedented health crisis the country is facing at the moment, said Khadka.
Health workers will be mobilized round the clock basis in the centre to be set up at Matatirtha Community Hospital. For those suffering from critical cases, the isolation centre will coordinate with the Balambu-based Armed Police Force’s hospital for further treatment of the COVID-19 patients, according to Health Department Chief of the Municipality, Ram Raman Ghimire.
There are a total of 2,663 COVID-19 cases in the Municipality as of Tuesday. The number of active cases stands at 390 while 26 people have succumbed to the deadly infection so far, according to the Municipality.