Kathmandu, July 31 -- At the Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, all 63 isolation and seven intensive care unit beds and three ventilators are being used to treat Covid-19 patients.

Due to the lack of beds at the hospital, over 100 people who tested positive for the disease, are isolating themselves at home, said Vijaya Kumar Sarawagi, mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan City.

But the number of coronavirus cases in the city and the whole of Parsa district continues to rise. Fifty-three new cases were reported in the district on Thursday alone.

"We are not in a position to do anything, as the state-run hospital has already been overwhelmed," Sarawagi told the Post. "Neither the federal government, nor the provincial government have helped us [arran...