Seasonal and swine flu in Jajarkot, toll reaches 21

Jajarkot, April 17: Three more people have succumbed to the seasonal and swine flu that broke out in Jajarkot district since three weeks. With this, the death toll has reached 21.

According to the District Public Health Office, Jajarkot, among the deceased are Badi Tamata, 50, of Archani VDC-2; Hansa Bahadur Tamata, 58, of Archani VDC-7 and two-year-old Ritu Tamata of Archani VDC-4. They are learnt to have died in course of the treatment.

Due to not having adequate health workers in various local health posts in Jajarkot, inconvenience has been caused for availing health services to the locals.

Of the total 235 appointments of the health workers of various capacities, only 174 health workers are found to be currently rendering the service in the locality. The posts of two medical officers for the district are also still vacant.

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