NUWAKOT, Jan 18: The people in Nuwakot district have been appealed to strictly abide by health and safety protocols after those working on the frontline contracted the coronavirus in the district.
Health workers at district health facilities and those at administration offices are suffering from the spread of the coronavirus. Thirty health workers including two specialist doctors and four medical officers at Trishuli Hospital are infected with the coronavirus, said Medical Superintendent Dr Dipendra Pande. "Specialist doctors, medical officers, nurses, paramedics and lab technicians have been found positive for the coronavirus," Pande added.
The health workers themselves got infected after the number of people seeking tests grew alarmingly lately.
The gynecology and obstetrics services have been halted due to the infection spread among specialist doctors. The hospital issued a notice and informed the people about the closure of these services, citing infection in doctors.
The hospital has requested one and all to abide by the health and safety protocols strictly. Even the patients in no need of urgent service are requested to stay home safely for some time.
Moreover, some employees at the District Administration Office got infected with the coronavirus while some are suffering from symptoms similar to that of the coronavirus. Citing the latest developments, the office has appealed to the service seekers to visit the office only for urgent service.
The employees providing service on the frontline of the pandemic had tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. After the employees are in self-isolation with COVID-19 infection, the regular services have been affected. So, the service-seekers have been informed accordingly.
However, nearly 100 persons reach the District Administration Office for voter registration, national ID cards and passports daily.
The number of coronavirus infections reached 101 in Nuwakot by Monday evening.