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150 dog bite cases a day in Sukraraj Hospital

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KATHMANDU — As the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) plans to crackdown in the street dog menace in the capital city, the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) records showed it sees at least 150 cases of dog bite every day.

Of the total 200 patients who visit the hospital daily, 150 cases are related to dog bites, according Hospital Director, Dr Kedar Prasad Century.

He pointed finger at the failure to control the dogs in the streets of Kathmandu for the increase in such cases. Programmes undertaken, in coordination with KMC, to control street dogs have not been effective, he added.

Last year at least four persons, who were bitten by dogs, died of rabies. dog bites. They were diagnosed with rabies’ symptoms when they had arrived at the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the snake bite related cases in the hospital are recorded as five per day on an average.

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HOTC sees remarkable success rate on kidney transplant

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HOTC sees remarkable success rate on kidney transplant

BHAKTAPUR — Shahid Dharmabhakta National Human Organ Transplant Centre (HOTC), Bhaktapur has successfully undertaken transplant of over 400 kidneys.

Hospital’s Executive Director Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha, at a press conference organised here on Friday, informed that the Centre has so far successfully transplanted kidneys on 404 patients.

The Centre had initiated the kidney transplant service on January 19, 2013.

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The inflow of patients has alarmingly increased at the facility with the start of additional medical services such as urology, gastro surgery, cardio therapy, stone removal surgery along with other surgeries, besides kidney transplant, said Prof Dr Rakesh Verma.

However, the patients are compelled to wait for the transplant for long due to limited building space and availability of beds.

Right now, around 400 patients are waiting their turns for kidney transplant and more than this number are waiting to avail of dialysis service.

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