To fight against the COVID-19, isolation wards have been set up in different local levels of Tanahun
Isolation wards have been set up in different local levels of Tanahun District to fight against the COVID-19. Isolation wards in Vyas, Shukla Gandaki municipalities, Myagde and Bandipur rural municipalities are ready to carry out the treatment if any patient of COVID-19 were reported.
Officials said that 8-bed isolation wards in Vyas, 12-bed in Shukla Gandaki, 5-bed in Myagde, 8-bed in Bandipur and 5-bed in Devghat have been readied. “An 8-bed isolation ward has been developed with the joint initiative of the District Administration Office, Vyas Municipality and Damauli Hospital,” said Mayor of Vyas Municipality Baikuntha Neupane.
“The beds required for isolation ward were provided by the private hospitals in Damauli. Similarly, the isolation ward has been set up at Jamaune Health Post by Myagde to carry out the treatment of suspected coronavirus patients. The 5-bed isolation was set up as a preparatory measure against COVID-19,” said Tilak Ghimire, Chief of Health Section at Myagde Rural Municipality.
Likewise, Chief Administrative Officer Ramesh Subedi said, “Devghat Rural Municipality has also set up a 5-bed isolation ward at Dharmath Hospital.” Further, he said, “The isolation ward was developed for the immediate treatment of suspected coronavirus pneumonia patients.” He shared that the rural municipality will bear the entire cost of the patients for their treatment in the isolation ward. Similarly, Shuklagandaki Municipality has set up an 8-bed isolation ward at GP Koirala National Respiratory Treatment Centre while Bandipur Rural Municipality in Bandipur Hospital.
In Myagde Rural Municipality, quarantines are being made at school buildings while an isolation ward of five beds is set up at Jamune Health Post. Rural municipality’s Chairperson Mayadevi Rana said that the rural municipality will bear the costs of the patients for their treatment in the isolation ward. The Regional Hotel Association in Tanahun has announced to support to make quarantines for the hotel rooms to fight against the COVID-19.