Dysentery claims eight lives in Gorkha
At least eight people died due to an outbreak of dysentery in Gorkha district in past two weeks. Similarly, as many as 4 dozen people are reported to have been contracted the disease.
The people died due to the lack of treatment in the remote northern Prok VDC of the district, police said. Six of eight victims are under the age of one and half years, according to the police. The disease has killed one year old daughter of Chhimik Rangare Lama, one year old son of Dawa Tenden Lama, one and half year old daughter of Pema Rangare Lama, one year old son of Pema Wangyal Lama of Prok-5 and one and half year old daughter of Tanshi Lama, one and half year old daughter of Pasang Chhiring Lama, 60 years old Chandi Lama and 64 years old Phurku Lama of Prok-7, about 130 km north of district headquarters.
Meanwhile, Gorkha District Public Health Office said it has sent a team of health workers to the disease outbreak area. The epidemic is also sweeping across the nearby VDCs, according to the reports. nepalnews.com