This time Nepal is going to fall into a terrible situation like India due to corona infection. Doctors in Nepal’s border districts fear an increase in infections and a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen.
The British media The Guardian published such a report on Tuesday (May 4). The situation in Banke district of Lumbini province, bordering Uttar Pradesh in India, has spiraled out of control, it said. Coronavirus infection has been detected in 80 employees of Veri Hospital there.
Hospital doctors now call it ‘Mini India’. Doctor Rajan Pandey said, ‘There is a crisis of nurses. The situation is out of control. We are helpless. ”
Pandey said there is no instrument to test which variant it is. Again, the hospitals that have Covid-19 patients are struggling to cope with the patient’s stress. Many have to wait outside for hours with shortness of breath to be admitted to the hospital. There is a shortage of ICU beds and ventilators compared to patients.
The Guardian reports that one of the areas with the highest incidence of coronavirus outside Kathmandu is Banke district.
Earlier, Nepal’s health minister Hridayesh Tripathi warned of a second wave of corona – a two-week lockdown in the capital Kathmandu from Thursday. Tripathi told the Nepali Times that Nepal’s healthcare system is not strong enough to handle the epidemic.
The official statement said, “The infection is spreading so fast that the country’s health system is unable to cope. We urge everyone to be responsible. “