ITHARI : The Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City has prepared a 100-bed isolation center. Located in the premises of Itahari Stadium at Itahari- 9, the isolation center will begin its services starting tomorrow, said the Ward Chairperson, Bhupendra Baral.
The construction of the isolation center had begun on September 11 after the State-1 government had allocated Rs. 2 million for it, according to State Assembly Member from Itahari, Srabadhwaj Sanba.
The health facility has 12 toilets and two spacious bathrooms, clean running water and electricity along with essential health services, said Baral, who is also the coordinator of the isolation construction subcommittee.
Previously, Itahari had set up a quarantine center at Janata Multiple Campus of Itahari-5, which had opened on the first day of the nationwide lockdown on March 24. The center had ceased its operation after quarantining 606 people as campus management urged local government to relocate the center.
”We asked the local government to relocate the isolation centre from our campus premises because we were to run online and offline class and conduct examinations as well, member of Campus Management Committee, Pramod Bhattarai, said. He added that the quarantine had closed following the end of nationwide lockdown.
As of Monday afternoon, 409 people in Itahari have been confirmed to have the virus, according to Lilaraj Bhattarai, the Press Coordinator. So far, no coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in the sub-metropolis.