Chitwan, August 3 – The number of seasonal flu patients in the district hospitals is increasing. According to the Health Office, Chitwan, the number of patients coming to the hospital with fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, sore throat or pain due to seasonal flu is increasing.
According to the office, problems have been seen in different parts of Nepal since 2009. This problem is especially seen in children and the elderly. Chief of the office Deepak Tiwari said that children, pregnant women and the elderly are more at risk of the flu. According to him, seasonal flu causes fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, cold, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, and even diarrhea in children.
He said that the virus spreads from one person to another, especially through the air, like a common cold. When a patient speaks, coughs, or sneezes, small water particles containing the virus spread to the environment and transmit it to others.
The office has requested everyone to be vigilant as the disease is transmitted through hand, mouth, nose and eye contact. He urged the people to immediately contact the nearest hospital or health institution and take the medicine as per the doctor’s advice.
To avoid seasonal flu, you should cover your nose and mouth with a clean cloth or handkerchief or arm when coughing, wash your hands with soap and water, use a mask when going to public places or take care of your family, drink plenty of nutritious fluids and water, the office said.
According to Dr. Bhojraj Adhikari, chairman of the Bharatpur Hospital Development Committee, the risk of corona has increased again with the seasonal flu. He said that the number of patients coming to the hospital and their relatives with fever is increasing. He said, “Due to the fever, the family is sleeping and there are phone calls and messages saying that he is coughing.”
He informed that the beds of the patients coming to the hospital were not empty. He said that the pressure of patients is increasing in the outpatient service of the hospital now.