A 15-month-old child has died from diarrhoea at Barpak of Sulikot Rural Municipality-2 in Gorkha.
“Though the village reports an outbreak of diarrhoea since the past two weeks, it came to light following the death of baby boy Amrit Ghale of Koje, Barpak,” said a local teacher Gautam Gurung. With the report of the first case of death due to the cause of diarrhoea, the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Gorkha has deputed a health team in the village who will render medical facilities to the affected, will make people aware of preventive measures against the disease and put in place interventive measures, launching a public awareness campaign on the importance of use of safe water simultaneously, according to DPHO Chief Kedar Raj Parajuli.
The team will work in cooperation with the local women health volunteers.
According to the local health post, some four to five people visit the health post every day in search of treatment for diarrhoea. Health post chief Anil Kumar Saha said the disease has not taken an epidemic turn and it is expected to come under control within a few days. The health post has a sufficient stock of medicines essential to control the disease and there is an abundant supply of medicines to the affected areas, he added. The use of contaminated water and lack of proper hygiene practices are suspected as the causes for the diarrhoea outbreak at Barpark which was the epicenter of the 2015 ‘Gorkha’ Earthquake. RSS