A 16-year-old boy dies in isolation ward in Janakpur

 A 16-year-old boy from Dhanusha district, Raju Sada, died while undergoing treatment in the isolation ward of Janakpur Provincial Hospital.

Sada of Prasai in Hansapur Municipality-7 had returned home from Ahmedabad, India on May 16 after a week-long journey afoot. Upon arrival, he was sent to a quarantine facility where he stayed for 17 days during which no tests were conducted to determine whether or not he had contracted Covid-19.

Amid widespread reports of mismanagement of quarantine facilities, it has been learnt that during his stay in quarantine, he began having bouts of diarrhoea due to unhygienic food provided in the facility. However, Raju did not get adequate treatment for the same there

According to Dr Jamun Singh, chief of an isolation ward in the hospital, as many as four doctors had attended to Sada’s case after he showed symptoms of encephalitis.

“According to his blood test results, the sodium level in his body was very low, at 117, which is a critical condition,” Dr Singh said. “We had started the treatment for encephalitis since Saturday following the preliminary diagnosis.”

Dr Singh claimed that Sada had recovered from diarrhoea within two days after his admission to the hospital..

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