Two more die of flu-like disease in Humla VDCTwo more persons have died of flu-like disease at Rodikot VDC, taking the toll in Humla district to 18 in the past three weeks.
Two more persons have died of flu-like disease at Rodikot VDC, taking the toll in Humla district to 18 in the past three weeks.
Raj Bahadur Aidi, a local from Rodikot, said that Kalendra Rokaya and Riuli Rokaya, both 60, of Rahadeu died on Friday due to the seasonal flu. Some other villagers have been taken ill.
Sixteen people died due to the similar symptoms at Raya, Syada, and Madana VDCs in the district. The elderly people and children have been greatly affected with the disease. People suffering from the disease have symptoms, including headache, fever and common cold.
Contary to District Public Health Office’s claim of sending medical teams in the affected area, the villagers complain the shortage of medicines. “The disease is spreading but there are not medicines in the village,” said Krishna Prasad Jaisi of Rodikot, adding that elderly people suffering from asthma are hit hardest by the disease.
According to Bhim Bahadur Rokaya, the non-gazetted fist class officer at the District Administration Office, there is shortage of supply of medicines at Saya, Barai, Gothi, Shreenagar among other villages in the district.