KMC bans selling street foods in Kathmandu
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has made it illegal to sell food on the streets. The KMC said that it took this step to stop cholera from spreading.
As the number of people with cholera in the Kathmandu Valley has been going up recently, food items that use water to make them have been banned from being sold or given away.
The KMC has warned that people who don’t follow the order will be punished.
Balram Tripathi, who is in charge of the city’s Health Department, said that the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has been asked to check how clean hotels and restaurants are when it comes to food.
The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited has also been asked to check on the water pipelines and sewage system.
In the meantime, the urban health clinic and urban health promotion center have been kept ready so that there is always enough “jeevan jal” and water purification tablets.
Since Monday, the KMC has made the hotline number 1180 available 24 hours a day for any questions about cholera.