Help desks set up to contain flu outbreak

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JAJARKOT, APR 17 – Help desks have been set up to prevent outbreak of seasonal flu including swine flu in other VDCs of Jajarkot district .

According to the decision made by the District Natural Disaster Prevention Committee, help desks have been brought into operation in fourflu -sensitive areas of the district since Thursday.

The desks have been set up at Chhedachaur along the border of Jajarkot and Surkhet, Thalaha Bazaar on the border of Jajarkot and Rukum, Dalli on the border of Jajarkot and Rkum and Shanti Chautari of Khalanga Bus Park.

Health check-up and counseling are being carried out through help desks, said Jajarkot District Health Office.

The seasonal flu including swine flu has been detected in Pajaru, Talegaun, Archhani, Paik, Sakla, Nayakwada, Rokayagaun, Laha and Suwanauli VDCs of the district.

Meanwhile, the death toll from swine flu in the district has reached 20 with the demise of Ritu Tamata of Bichpajaru-3 last night.