Cholera of Kapilvastu isn’t beneath keep an eye on but, 2.5 lakh doses are being vaccinated



Vaccination has been started from the first week of November to control the spread of cholera in Kapilvastu. Cholera has spread in five local levels of open defecation-oriented Kapilvastu since 18 September, killing half a dozen people. As the risk of cholera continues to rise, the Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization (WHO) are preparing to provide an ‘oral cholera vaccine’.

Cholera has spread to Shivraj Municipality, Maharajgunj Municipality, Vijayanagar Municipality and Yashodhara Municipality in Krishnanagar Municipality since 18 September. Hemraj Pandey, head of the Kapilvastu Health Office, said that those above one year of age in these places would be vaccinated twice in 14 days. Preparations are underway to launch a vaccination campaign against cholera from Yashodhara Municipality on December 20. Vaccination campaign will be launched in the remaining four municipalities from 7 November.

Two and a half million vaccinated against cholera
The World Health Organization will provide 252,363 vaccines for the first dose. The vaccine arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday. A meeting of the District Immunization Coordination Committee has been held and the quota to be given to the affected municipality has also been decided. According to the quota, 37,783 doses will be distributed in Yashodhara, 53,156 in Maharajgunj, 60,743 in Krishnanagar, 64,778 in Shivraj and 35,903 in Vijayanagar. Explained.

The committee has decided to conduct vaccination campaign for six consecutive days by mobilizing teachers and women health volunteers. Netra Raj Adhikari, mayor of the cholera-hit Shivraj Municipality, said that a plan has been made to control the outbreak by holding a meeting with the chief of the municipality and the chief administrative officer.

Vaccination is challenging
Vaccination in cholera-affected areas is very challenging. The vaccination program is expected to be very challenging as health and sanitation are not given much importance in these Madhesi-dominated areas. Narayan Prasad Khanal, chief of the district coordination committee, said that the district vaccination coordination committee has formulated 14 schemes to encourage vaccination in the affected areas.

The number of people coming to the hospital for treatment of cholera decreased
According to the District Health Office, 1,371 people were admitted to Shivraj Hospital Bahadurganj, 90 to Baidauli Health Post and 6 to Shivraj Basic Hospital till 6 pm on Sunday. The number of deaths due to cholera in the district has reached six.

According to the Kapilvastu Health Office, no one has been killed in the hospital so far. “It was less than a few days. After Tihar, an average of six patients come for daily treatment. Since October 11, there are zero patients coming for treatment,” said Dr. Mukesh Chaudhary of Shivraj Hospital. According to Prithvipal Teli, community director of Kalika Swavalamban Social Center, cholera symptoms are only sporadic in rural areas.





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