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BHARATPUR: Bharatpur Hospital outpatient department witnessed the highest number of patients ever so far on Sunday.
The hospital’s information officer Leeladhar Poudel said a total of 1,922 patients came to the OPD for a medical check-up, majority of them for check-up at the medical department was suffering from fever.
Poudel said most of the patients were found infected with dengue.
Chief of the Hospital’s Medical Department, Dr Prakash Khatiwada informed that there are only five specialist doctors at the Department.
According to him, the doctors will not be able to check all the patients as the Department was overflowing with patients.
The Department usually examines about 450 new and 150 old patients on a single day.
However, the number of patients was more than double this number on Sunday, according to Khatiwada.
He informed that the hospital was mulling over to operate a ‘fever ward’ with the increase in the number of fever patients.
Meanwhile, vector controller at the Health Office Chitwan, Ram KC stated out of the 3,400 people who underwent tests for dengue infection, 1,206 were found to be infected with dengue. Two persons have died from dengue in the district.