August 14, Janata Voice Correspondent,Ramechhap
Manthali municipality was finally sealed on Thursday.The municipality has been sealed as per the decision of the District Administration Office, Ramechhap on August 13 after the infection was found positive among the employees of Manthali Municipality due to the infection of Corona Virus (Covid 19).
Mayor Ramesh Kumar Basnet has informed that the work of identifying the people who have come in contact with the infected employees of the municipality by contract tracing is being started as soon as possible, quoting Dr. Ananda Prasad Acharya, Corona Focal Person of District Hospital Ramechhap.The municipality has stated that the swab collection work of other employees of the municipality will start on Sunday. “When do you get a PCR test for other employees when one employee looks positive for infection?”In response to a query from Janata Voice, Mayor Basnet said, “A few days ago, after the test of some employees, including the deputy mayor, the report has come negative.” Swab collection of the remaining employees will be done on Sunday.
At first municipality employees swabs will be collected and then the people who have come in contact with the infected employees will be identified through contract tracing. The municipality is preparing for that. ‘
According to Basnet, the municipality is conducting contract tracing of infected people through doctors of Ramechhap Hospital and District Focal Person of Corona, Dr.Ananda Prasad Acharya.
Mayor Basnet says that the issue of emergency services will not be stopped even though the municipality is sealed. ‘Development work in the field cannot be stopped by the available manpower. Wherever they are, keeping them there the work will be done. New manpower should not be added. The office can handle the emergency services of the citizens with high security through 1-2 employees, ”said Basnet.