Past pandemics and their parallel situation in Nepal

Authors

  • Jiba Raj Pokharel Institute of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/asta.v1i1.30291

Keywords:

COVID-19, past pandemics, Ayurvedic, plague, epidemic

Abstract

Pandemics have been occurring in the world since time immemorial. It is difficult in the case of the ancient pandemics but pandemics of later origin have conveyed some messages or the other. These are valuable lessons which should be accepted wholeheartedly for facing more competently in the following pandemics. This article deals with the pandemics that have hit the world since early times. It also portrays the situation that was prevailing in Nepal during the time of the pandemic. It has been found that Nepal did not have connectivity with the pandemics in the past. It is only in the Corona pandemic that Nepal has also been a part of the whole globe. Nepali people considered the diseases were thrown upon people by God because of the grave mistakes committed by them due to lust and greed. So, people worshipped God instead of making a scientific inquiry in this field. Even though, Ayurvedic medicines based on local herbs and the likes were produced and used in the case of the pandemics.

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Author Biography

Jiba Raj Pokharel, Institute of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal and Kantipur International College, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Published

2020-06-30

How to Cite

Pokharel, J. R. (2020). Past pandemics and their parallel situation in Nepal. Applied Science and Technology Annals, 1(1), 136–141. https://doi.org/10.3126/asta.v1i1.30291

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Thematic Opinions: Science and Society