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(Updated) Man who died in ‘coronavirus-special’ hospital in Butwal was not infected

A temporary hospital constructed to treat Covid-19 patients in Butwal, in March 2020.

Butwal, March 30

The man who died in a new temporary hospital established targeting those suspected of the novel coronavirus infection tested negative for the coronavirus.

The man’s swab samples were tested twice, but both the results were negative, according to the hospital’s focal person Dr Sudarshan Thapa.

(Updated at 3:30 pm on March 30)

Man admitted to Covid-19 hospital dies before infection confirmation

Butwal, March 29

A man admitted to the new temporary hospital established targeting those suspected of the novel coronavirus infection has died, in Butwal of Ruapndehi district on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased, a resident of Palpa district of Province 5, was 33, according to Surya Bahadur Bhattarai, the chairperson of Lumbini Provincial Hospital, which manages the hospital in partnership with Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City.

However, he was yet to be diagnosed with the infection. His swab sample had been sent to Kathmandu for a test for the virus early morning today, according to the hospital’s focal person Dr Sudarshan Thapa. The report of the test has not come out.

The man had come back to Nepal on March 19 from the United Arab Emirates and had gone to Sainamaina of Rupandehi the next day.

After having a temperature, he had gone to the provincial hospital, which referred him to the coronavirus-dedicated hospital.

In a similar case, a man had died in a coronavirus-dedicated hospital in Chitwan last week. However, his coronavirus test report had come negative.


Published on March 29th, Sunday, 2020 3:40 PM


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2 Comments
  • Junu Budhathoki says: | March 30 2020 1:27pm

    Hello maam sir
    I ma from butwal rupandehi kalikanagar

    Malai khe kura janna maan lagera ho sir mero vai dubai dekhi ghar ma aayako aja monday 11 days vayo uh aile self quarantine ma cha uslai kunai pani corona ko symptoms haru present chaina aba usko blood test garna parcha ki nai sir yo kura bujna ko lagi ho please inform garnu la

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  • ansuman says: | March 30 2020 9:32am

    all facilities need to be placed under 100% recorded visual survilance…..

    Hope he was fortunate enough to be attended by some doc….

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