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Number of COVID patients increases in Bharatpur


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2021 Aug 01, 10:50, Bharatpur
Bharatpur District Hospital . (Photo Via Website)

The pressure of patients coming with coronavirus infection has increased in Bharatpur Hospital. As the number of corona infections continues to increase in the district, the number of people coming to the hospital for treatment is also increasing.

Patients with coronavirus are treated free of cost at the Federal Hospital, Bharatpur. However, the 110 hospital beds set aside for the treatment of COVID-19 patients have become full. The hospital also has an intensive care unit with a capacity of 25 beds. According to the hospital's information officer Liladhar Poudel, the number of patients admitted to the hospital had reached 112 on Friday.

At present, 104 people infected are undergoing treatment in the hospital. He said that there are fifty-eight patients with minor and moderate symptoms, Twenty-five are undergoing treatment in HDU and 21 in intensive care unit.

Acting Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel, said that the number of infections has been increasing due to neglect of health protocol. He said that it was not possible to admit more patients as the hospital beds were now fully occupied. “The bed allotted for COVID-19 patients in the hospital is full. Other infected people cannot be admitted,” he explained.

Dr Poudel said that discussions are going on to add more beds. He added how private hospitals should also treat COVID-19 patients as the infection rate is increasing. He said, “The epidemic will affect everyone, not just the government hospitals. All the hospitals have to fulfill their responsibilities during a pandemic.”

At present, COVID-19 infected patients are being treated at Chitwan Medical College and College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (Old Medical College) along with Bharatpur Hospital in the district. Altogether, 210 people are being treated in those hospitals. According to the Health Office, Chitwan, 58 people are undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical College. Of them, 29 are in intensive care unit while the same number of 29 patients are undergoing treatment in HDU. Similarly, 14 people are undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of the old medical college.

According to Gitanjali Dhakal, public health officer of the office, the number of active cases of COVID-19 is 2,236 in the district. Of them, 2,106 are being treated in home isolation, eight in public isolation and 122 in hospitals.

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