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Is COVID-19 outbreak affecting the regular treatment in hospital?

As coronavirus is spreading day by day people are worried about their health. And there is more risk to visit the hospital as they may be infected with the virus. “This moment people are so confused, that is it safe to visit hospital in this pandemic”. Is hospital safe and no risk of getting infected. As, many doctor are also found infected by corona virus.
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By N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- Day by day COVID-19 cases has been increasing in the Capital for which people are worried about their regular treatment in the Hospital. As COVID-19 cases have reached 33,533 including 19,119 cases of recovery and 164 deaths cases. People are getting worried about their health treatment and to visit Hospital it’s quite more risk as there are more chances of getting infected with the virus.

23-year-old Ayushma Gurung, permanent resident of Nuwakot district, and have been living in Narantar her both kidneys had damaged. It’s been fourteen months since she has been doing Dialysis. 

Gurung said, ‘During the treatment, the family has spent Rs14-15 lakh hospital. Donors have also been found for that but the T.U Teaching Hospital doctor said that after the end of COVID-19 only we will have a kidney transplant. I’m also worried about my kidney transplant, how long it will go work with Dialysis. As I have been going for regular Dialysis twice a week but the rise in the COVID-19 cases in the capital has made me worried about getting infected.

She added, “I have been going through the financial crisis as well as my kidney transplant has been also stopped and in 1 week 8-9 thousand I have to spend in medicine so it is very tough for me to manage the money.”

Similarly, residents of Sindhupalchok (Name changed) who have been suffering from the uric acid problem for the last 7-8 years have also been affected by the lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. He has to go for follow-up every month and has only been to the hospital once since the outbreak. “If I go to the hospital, I will not be able to get out of the way due to the lockdown. If I don’t go, will not be able to walk,” he said.

He added, as coronavirus is spreading day by day so for that also I’m so worried about my health. And there is more risk to visit the hospital as I may be infected with the virus. “This moment I’m so confused, not only me I think every people who aren’t well have been going through the same condition.” 

Another, a resident of Boudha, Nirmaya Tamang said, as I’m the heart and paralyzed patient. I had been going to a hospital for follow up but during this COVID-19 pandemic. I haven’t been able to go to the hospital for my follow up at Sahid Gangalal National Heart Center. 

Increased in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Capital has made me feel scared of getting infected with the virus as in this pandemic visiting Hospital is more risk.

Published Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 07:28 AM

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