Bhaktapur, March 6, 2015: Bhaktapur district is at high risk of filariasis as the efforts to control the disease were found not effective.
The government’s efforts turned futile though it started the anti-filariasis campaign distributing medicines to people with the disease free of cost for the last six-years.
Talking to journalists at a press conference organized by the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Bhaktapur, here today, Senior Public Health Officer Dinesh Kumar Chapagain said in spite of the government’s efforts to control the disease, even the urban areas of the district are at high risk of filariasis as local residents refuse to use the medicine.
It is stated that only 20 per cent of the people in the Bhaktapur Municipality taken the medicine.
The DPHO has a target of administering medicine to 291,208 people against the filariasis. The DPHO is scheduled to feed the anti-filariasis medicine for three days on March 14, 15 and 16 making door-to-door visit.