GALKOT, May 27: Five local levels in Baglung district have started operating dedicated coronavirus treatment hospitals, equipped with doctors and oxygen facilities. All local levels have set up isolation centres equipped with oxygen to check the spread of coronavirus infection.
Though the government has designated a doctor in each temporary coronavirus hospital, five local levels here have not been able to appoint doctors, said Ganesh Gautam, administrative officer of District Administration Office, Baglung.
“Even Dhaulagiri Hospital does not have enough health workers. Some local levels have appointed doctors and have added facilities”, Gautam said, adding, “The doctors have been providing service at isolation centres in Baglung municipalities”.
According to the district administration data, the district has a total of 157-bedded temporary corona hospitals, including a 120-bedded hospital with doctors, oxygen and ambulance and 37-bedded with oxygen only. The data does not include minor isolation beds.
Dhaulagiri Hospital has 35 beds with 21 doctors while the 10-bedded Dhorpatan Temporary Corona Hospital has three doctors and two nurses. Likewise, doctors at Dhaulagiri Hospital are providing regular services in the 35-bedded isolation centre at Ratamata in Baglung Municipality.
The 15-bedded hospital equipped with a doctor, oxygen and ambulance are providing services in Tarakhola Rural Municipality, and Bareng Rural Municipality has been offering services through a five-bedded hospital with a doctor, oxygen and ambulance.
Badigad has a 10-bedded hospital with a doctor and four nurses and Galkot Municipality has operated a hospital with two doctors, the district administration office said. Nisikhola Rural Municipality has a five-bedded hospital without a doctor. Jaimini Municipality has stepped up its preparation to bring into operation a 12-bedded corona hospital. Preparations are also underway to operate a five-bedded corona hospital each at Tamankhola and Katekhola.
Baglung district has a total of 30 doctors, 76 nurses and 331 oxygen cylinders.