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Odisha: Diarrhoea follows Dengue in southern district of Ganjam

 

Monday June 09, 2014

DIARRHOEA, WATER, SANITATION, ODISHA, GANJAM  
 

"Diarrhoea has been a regular visitor to the backward parts of Odisha during the post-monsoon time. This year, before Ganjam, the southern district of Nabrangpur reeled under the disease for weeks. It demands serious attention of the administration to ensure proper sanitation in the villages and make safe drinking water available to all the villages.

 

Manoj Kant Dash

 
 

When parts of Odisha still fight with dengue, at least two diarrhoea deaths in Patrapur Block in last one week have confirmed to the fact of diarrhoea break-out in parts of Odisha’s Ganjam district.

It’s believed that consumption of contaminated water from open sources like the rivers and streams and lack of sanitary facilities in the villages are primary causes behind spread of the disease.

The Sub-Collector of Berhampur, Dr Ajit Mishra, who has been camping at Patrapur and village Kelua since last four days following guidelines issued by District Collector Dr. Krishan Kumar, is looking after the situation and seeing that the treatment of diarrhoea patients goes properly.

 

In order to keep the situation under control, an ambulance has been exclusively deputed at Kelua to bring the patients to nearby CHC at Patrapur. So far, 221 persons received immediate treatment of which 182 persons had minor ailments. The administration has distributed over 1800 packets of ORS and 40,400 halogen tablets. About 307 wells have also been disinfected by chlorine treatment. While medical teams under direct supervision of Additional District Medical Officer are working, the district administration is being informed constantly about the situation.

While confirming only one death, In-charge Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) said, ‘a team of doctors along with Auxiliary Nurse Mid-Wife (ANM) and Para-Medical staff has been deputed to the block and all sorts of preventive measures are being taken in the affected villages.’

It’s to be noted that, diarrhoea has been a regular visitor to the backward parts of Odisha during the post-monsoon time. This year, before Ganjam, the southern district of Nabrangpur reeled under the disease for weeks. It demands serious attention of the administration to ensure proper sanitation in the villages and make safe drinking water available to people in all the villages.

The district of Ganjam has already been badly hit by Dengue with the virus found in 368 samples. The cases include that of six medical students and an Associate Professor Ashok Dash of Pathology Department of MKCG Medical College and Hospital in the city of Berhampur who have tested positive of dengue virus.

[Manoj Kant Dash is Editor-in-Chief of the online Newspaper Odishabarta.]

 
 

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