Friday, August 12, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Dalit settlement catches viral fever outbreak in Siraha

Dalit settlement catches viral fever outbreak in Siraha

Added At: 2011-08-12 8:54 AM

Last Updated At: 2011-08-12 8:54 AM

LAHAN: An outbreak of viral fever has occurred in entire Dalit
locality at Dhodhana VDC-3, Menaharwa of Siraha district for the past
one week.

Among total 26 households of the settlement, at least two to five
members of each family are suffering from fever, common cold and
cough, headache and diarrhea.

A free health camp was jointly organized by Dhodhana VDC, sub-health
post and local disaster management committee in a bid to check the
viral fever outbreak in the settlement, said In-charge of sub-health
post, senior assistant health worker, Bindeswor Chaudhary.

The settlement is located nearby Chure forest, around six kilometers
away to the northern side from Lahan along the East-West highway.

Various medicines worth Rs 8,000 were distributed in the settlement
under children empowerment programme implemented by the VDC, said
Shiva Shankar Saday, a local.

As many as 79 people including 42 children received health check-up
service free of cost in the camp.

Chairman of Dalit Welfare Youth Club, Binod Kumar Bisunke said people
are suffering from viral fever and water-borne diseases as they are
compelled to consume contaminated water of rivulet owing to the lack
of reliable sources of drinking water.

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