On Sunday the Ministry of Health and Population presented with stakeholders steps to deal with the dengue in Kathmandu Valley and other regions of the country. The gathering was conducted about two weeks after dengue identified, one person died in Sunsari district.
Director at the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of the ministry, Bibek Kumar Lal said, the Post that the meeting addressed the danger of the spread of the disease and consequences.
“The next meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, which will be chaired by Health Minister Upendra Yadav,” Mr. Lal stated.
He added that “We have decided to invite mayors and deputy mayors of all the local units in the Valley as well as the representatives of agencies concerned to discuss the roles they can play to mitigate the risk of dengue in their areas.”
The Health Ministry to give training and introduction to health workers on methods to deal with the disease.
Above 3,000 have been affected with the dengue virus in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City in Sunsari. The government has failed to check the spread of the disease yet following three months.
The World Health Organization lately notified of a likely dengue outbreak in Kathmandu Valley, following encountering dengue-causing mosquitoes in various regions.
Dengue outbreak regularly appears in the post-monsoon period. However this time the outbreak happened in May because of extreme pre-monsoon rain.
On Sunday the division approved one dengue-related death in Sunsari district and two have been reported in Doti and Chitwan, but the reasons are still to be determined, administrators at the division stated.
As per the division, many people in Kathmandu Valley have been affected with dengue virus in recent days.