Cold wave has started affecting daily life in Mid-Terai and Mountainous region since the mercury has begun to plummet.
There has been no sunshine in places of Mid-Terai. The mobility of vehicles and people in the highway is also less owing to the steep increase in cold.
According to Prabhakar Jha, an officer with District Public Health Office, Sarlahi, cold wave has affected mainly people with chronic diseases, respiratory problems and children below five years of age.
Keeping in view the increasing cold, Mohan Chapagain, the Chief District Officer, Sarlahi, said his office is arranging firewood to light fire in the thoroughfares for the public.
Meanwhile, in Solukhumbu, the number of patients has increased with an increase in the cold.
People, especially elderly and children, have been reported to have suffered from common cold, fever, pneumonia among others with the increasing cold.
The Health Care Centre in the district has seen an increase in the number of such patients.
Health workers have suggested locals to put on warm clothes and pay attention to diet to combat cold.
Some 40 to 50 patients visit hospital for the check up every day, said Dr. Suchita Pun, a physician in Solukhumbu District Hospital in Phaplu.