Sindhupalchok, May 18
The task of collecting swab for PCR test on the basis of contact tracing has been intensified in Barhabise Municipality-9, Ramche, a pregnant woman who died at Dhulikhel Hospital due to corona virus(COVID-19) infection.
Senior Public Health Officer at the District Public Health Office, Durgadatta Chapagain, said that swabs of 54 people from Chalisetol, Thotneri Toll, Ratamata Toll, Kalapani and Tarbisauna of Ramche village have been collected. A sample of the collected swab has been sent to Kathmandu. Even today, swab collection has been intensified. It is said that the report of the swab collected on Sunday will come from Monday evening. It has been informed that the report will come within a day or two of the swab collected on Monday. According to Chapagain, none of the collected swabs showed symptoms of corona virus.
A team of doctors from the Health Directorate, Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Social Development, Department of Health Services and local health workers have collected sample swabs for RDT and PCR in the village. More than 100 swabs have been collected to help the infected women and their relatives, family members, villagers, neighbors and help them in the hospital.
Swabs have been collected in Lamosanghu Bazaar for the deceased’s mother village since this morning. Official Chapagain said that they were searching for the relatives of the deceased and collecting swabs. Balero drivers, ambulance drivers and health workers of Barhabise Primary Health Center have been collected to help bring the infected women to and from the hospital.
The District Security Committee has sealed off the wards of Barhabise Municipality-9, Ramche and Balefi Village Municipality-7 and 8 after a pregnant woman died while undergoing treatment at Dhulikhel Hospital.
The Barhabise Primary Health Center, which is used to treat women, has also been sealed. District Police Office Information Officer Madhav Kafle said that no one was allowed to leave the house at the sealed place. The Bagmati State Response Team has also started work.