Number of Covid-19 patients in need of critical care increasing in Sudurpaschim
The current medical infrastructure and human resources across all Covid-19 specific hospitals in the province are not enough to provide effective treatment, say health officials.
Employment programmes not stopping Sudurpaschim folks from going back to India
Over 10,000 Nepalis have already crossed the border at Gauriphanta to reach India since mid-August.
Sudurpaschim labs not utilised to their full extent
The province’s four labs have the capacity to test over 4,000 swab samples a day. But only 1,000 samples are being collected.
Dhangadhi reports community transmission cases of Covid-19
The number of infections in the city has increased since May 21, as more returnees from India came back to the city from the Gauriphanta border point.
Flood victims of Bhajani still seeking safe shelter
More than 550 families displaced by flood in July have moved to a community forest area from the Postal Highway.
Ban on timber trade since May has left logs worth millions decaying
The ban has led to a shortage of timber in Sudurpaschim Province while consumers are forced to pay exorbitant prices.
Floods, landslides affect life in several districts of Sudurpaschim
The disaster has added to the distress of Bhajani residents who were already reeling under the devastation caused by July’s floodings.
Flood-displaced families in Kailali living by the roadside
Almost a week into the disaster, more than 200 families from Bhajani have pitched tents along the Postal Highway awaiting relief and safe return to their homes.
Hundreds of families displaced as floodwaters enter settlements in eastern Kailali
Floods triggered by incessant rains have entered various settlements, prompting authorities to relocate affected families to safer places.
Sudurpaschim sees steady rise in coronavirus cases but hospitals do not have enough beds
According to Sudurpaschim Health Directorate, sub-regional hospitals, district hospitals and primary health centres in Sudurpaschim Province have a combined capacity of 180 isolation beds.
Massive influx of returnees in Sudurpaschim risks community spread
An overwhelming number of returnees, poor testing rate, and unmanaged quarantine facilities may cause a rampant community spread of the coronavirus, experts warn.
Surdurpaschim braces for a food shortage with influx of returnees to the province amid pandemic
A significant majority of Sudurpaschim natives returned to the province in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. This has led to a sudden increase in demand for food in the province
Spoilt rice distributed as relief in Dhangadhi Sub Metropolis
The Sub Metropolitan city had purchased food grains worth Rs 26.1 million to distribute to the impoverished households during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lockdown adversely affecting vegetable farmers in Dhangadhi
While the farmers are compelled to throw away their vegetables due to lack of buyers given the lockdown, consumers are compelled to buy vegetables from middlemen at exorbitant prices.
Farmers in Kailali worry about losing their ready-to-harvest wheat crops
With the possibility of empty granaries looming large, some farmers in the district have started working in the fields despite the nationwide lockdown.