Janakpur, Aug. 2 -- On Sunday, a 38-year-old man from Sahidnagar in Dhanusha was taken to the Janakpur-based Provincial Hospital after he reported having Covid-19-like symptoms-high fever, common cold and difficulty in breathing.

Doctors at the hospital started his treatment in the emergency unit for heart and lung ailments and also collected his swab samples for PCR test.

The patient needed immediate ventilator support, according to the doctors at the hospital, but all three ventilators were in use at the time.

"The patient was then referred to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences following requests from his family members," said Nagendra Yadav, medical superintendent at the Provincial Hospital.

The man died on the wa...