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Cold grips Jumla as temperature drops to zero


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With the minimum temperature dropping below zero degree centigrade, the daily life of people in Jumla has come to a grinding halt.

Sarita Neupane, a resident of Chandannath Municipality-4, said that with the temperature dropping to minus it is difficult to leave the house in the morning and evening.

Due to the increasing cold, the number of patients in the local medical centers has also increased. Director of the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences Teaching Hospital, Pujan Rokaya, said that the number of patients coming with complaints of cold-related complications has gone u recently.

The number of patients suffering from cold, asthma and cold diarrhea has increased in health centers. More than 200 patients are coming to the centers for treatment every day.

The children, elderly and pregnant are more affected by the increasing cold, said Chief of Raralihi health post in Tila Rural Municipality, Kamal Rawat.

According to the Met Field Office in Jumla, the minimum temperature in the district is -2.6 degrees and the maximum temperature is 15.6 degrees Celsius.


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