Dang, July 14
There are 339 patients of sickle cell anaemia in Dang district.
A total of 169 patients are under regular medication in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City. Fifty-two news cases were found in the sub-metropolis and 118 new cases were found in Dangisaran rural municipality in the tests carried out last year.
Health test of 715 people of Tharu community was carried out at Dangisaran rural municipality on Saturday and Sunday. A total of 118 people from Tharu community at the rural municipality tested positive for sickle cell anaemia. A sickle cell anaemia health camp was organized at Dangisaran rural municipality-1 and 2 on Monday targeting the people of Tharu community in priority under the Chief Minister Rural Development Programme.
According to the District Health Office, the number of sickle cell anaemia patients is increasing in the district. Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder.
The disease is found specially among the people of Tharu community in the country, but it is started to be seen on people from other communities as well in Dang district, shows a data of the District Health Office.