June 29: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the sale of food in the streets effective from Tuesday (June 28). The KMC stated that it took this step to control the spread of cholera in the capital.
As the number of cholera patients has been increasing in the Kathmandu Valley recently, the sale and distribution of food items that involves using water has been banned. The KMC has warned of action against those who disobey the order.
Chief of the Health Department of the metropolis, Balram Tripathi, shared that the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has been requested to check the level of food hygiene in hotels and restaurants. Likewise, the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited has been requested to look into the condition of water pipeline and sewerage system.
Meanwhile, the urban health clinic and urban health promotion center have been kept in a state of readiness so that there is no shortage of oral rehydration solution such as Jeevan Jal and water purification tablets. The KMC has brought its hotline telephone number 1180 in operation 24 hours a day from Monday for any query related to cholera. -- RSS