Negligence in wearing a mask even when the infection is on the rise ?
According to a survey, 28 percent still do not wear a mask in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu- The use of masks, the first essential precautionary measure against the spread of Corona virus (Covid-19), has been neglected. Experts say the challenge is compounded by the negligence in the use of masks. He says the corona virus epidemic has become more difficult to control when ordinary people walk freely in public places without wearing masks.
According to a recent public survey by the Nepal Health Research Council, about 28 percent of people do not use masks properly. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, about 400,000 people have been punished for not wearing masks since April. A study conducted by the council has shown that 28 percent people in Kathmandu still do not wear masks. Studies have shown that more than 27 percent of those who wear masks do not wear them properly.
According to a study conducted by the council, the percentage of those who wear masks is 72.1 percent and the percentage of those who do not wear masks is 27.9 percent. According to the study, 15.8 percent of those who wear masks wear cloth masks. A study conducted by the council on public health standards SMS (physical distance, use of masks and sanitizers or soaps) has shown such statistics.
Similarly, in public places, the number of people wearing masks under their noses or cheeks, wearing masks around their necks, wearing masks on their hands and not pressing the hard part of the mask in the shape of the nose was 27.34 percent. The World Health Organization (WHO) says corona virus patients and others should wear masks to prevent infection. As the epidemic spread, people in Wuhan and other cities competed to wear masks to protect themselves.
But does a face mask really help prevent corona virus infection? There have been various researches on this subject. There are two types of masks commonly used in the medical field, including surgical and N-95 masks. The surgical mask fits easily in front of the mouth and nose. Such a mask is most useful when there are people around who have a cough. Even healthy people wearing masks do not actually prevent the spread of the virus. However, there is some control.
The N-95 mask fits snugly around the mouth and nose. The N-95 mask protects health workers from being infected to some extent by airborne and small particles. It helps prevent airborne particles from escaping. Therefore, it is very important for the health workers of the hospital who are in close contact with the patients of Corona and other patients. The new corona virus can spread to humans without symptoms, and those symptoms sometimes develop within 5 days. If you have to go to a crowded place and there are people at high risk of the disease, it is necessary to wear a mask.
Health workers now desperately need masks for their safety. In such cases, a healthy person can help at home. How airborne diseases or the virus that causes the disease is spread from one person to another is also a complex and important issue. The issue of how to wear a mask to avoid corona virus has also become a topic of interest. So before applying the mask, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Similarly, the mouth and nose should be covered with a mask and no space should be left between the face and the mask. When using a mask, it is wise not to touch it in between if possible. When removing the mask, it should be removed from the back. Never touch the front of the mask. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after removal. Concerns have been raised that the general public in Nepal does not use masks.
Ministry spokesperson Chakra Bahadur Budha has requested the public to be responsible in time as there may be a shortage of beds in the hospital. “There is a significant increase in the number of people not using masks within the valley,” he said. Has been found.
Statistics show that before and after the lockdown, the infection rate increased from 2.8 percent to 3.6 percent. People in public places do not wear masks and do not maintain physical distance, which could lead to serious health problems in the future. So is the message about coronavirus prevention not reaching the citizens? Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Jageshwar Gautam says, ‘People have been careless.
It is seen that they talked about opening the mask in the cabinet meeting to be held in Singha Durbar. Is that message unintentional? It is suicidal to walk without maintaining social distance, not to wear a mask and even if you do, to open it while talking to people. ‘ Gautam complained that people did not meet public health standards when they were at risk of the corona virus. However, even as the infection continues to plague the country, the government has been criticized for failing to provide adequate medical equipment to control the corona virus.
Statistics show that the number of ICU beds has increased from 1,551 and 770 ventilators to 200 at the time of the government’s crackdown. Gautam said that the focus should be on preventing the patient from getting sick rather than treating him. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture. “Because of the non-return of personal protective equipment (PPE), doctors do not drink water or eat on time. By doing so, they will save our health, but we will not care? Dr. Gautam has a counter-question.
He said that in the current situation, the number of people infected with the corona virus who do not comply with the public health standards issued by the government could increase rapidly. He claims that the message of corona virus infection has reached 80 to 85 percent of the population across the country. The current problem is not because of the message but because people are not convinced. The head of the clinical research unit of Shukraraj Tropical and Communicable Diseases Hospital, Dr. Sher Bahadur explains again.
“Every time you call, you get a message about the corona virus. For months, the media, including radio and television, have been sending the same message, ‘he said. As the number of infected people has increased, big cities like Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Biratnagar and Jhapa have been forced to relocate.
The situation is becoming worrying as the number of infected people in Kathmandu is increasing. In Kathmandu Valley, 172 new infections have been added on Sunday alone. This is the first time that so many infected people have been added to the valley in a single day. The number of new patients is increasing day by day. After 2 weeks here is number one in terms of the number of new patients. So far, 1,966 people have been infected in the Kathmandu Valley. There were 948 active infections in the Kathmandu Valley on July 10, but that number has almost doubled to 1,758 on Sunday. With the increasing number, the valley seems to be becoming the main center of transition.
No concrete steps have been taken to control the spread of the epidemic in the Kathmandu Valley, which has a population of more than four million. The government’s role at the moment is limited to urging caution. Patients with symptoms due to lack of isolation are at home. Not everyone who came in contact with them has been brought under the ambit of the trial. The search for those who have been in contact with the infected is very slow. Another thing is that the traffic is still the same. Although it is a different matter to stay indoors out of fear, even public transport has been allowed to run.
Due to which the risk of further spread of the epidemic has increased. The ministry itself has been saying that the risk is increasing day by day. In this case, the situation is out of control. Thus, the general public should not fail to adopt the minimum measures of health standards. In case of having to go out of the house, maintaining social distance, using masks properly and washing hands with sanitizer or soap and water are sure to be a little bit of caution.
This will go a long way in increasing the risk of infection. Who is dying of the corona virus in Nepal? “People have to think for themselves that it could be a worrying situation,” he said. “We have to be vigilant.” He said people in countries like Japan and Korea have to follow the government’s rules to control the infection. ‘It seems to be a habit to reject an infected person and not think that you will be infected,’ says Dr. Pun has a complaint.