Microscopic view of sickle cells causing anemia disease. (File Photo)
DANG: As many as 339 sickle cell anemia patients have been reported in Dang district.
Some 169 patients are under regular medication in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City.
Fifty-two news cases were found in the sub-metropolis and 118 new cases were found in Dangisaran rural municipality in the tests carried out last year.
Health test of 715 people of Tharu community was carried out at Dangisaran rural municipality on Saturday and Sunday. A total of 118 people from Tharu community at the rural municipality tested positive for sickle cell anemia.
A sickle cell anemia health camp was organized at Dangisaran rural municipality-1 and 2 on Monday targeting the people of Tharu community in priority under the Chief Minister Rural Development Program.
According to the District Health Office, the number of sickle cell anemia patients is increasing in the district.
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder. The disease is found specially among the people of Tharu community in the country, but it is started to be seen on people from other communities as well in Dang district, shows a data of the District Health Office.