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Water-borne disease kills boy in Gurgaon

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 3, 2018, 5:11 am IST
Updated : Jun 3, 2018, 5:11 am IST

Among these was also a 20-year-old died because of the same reason.

We advise most patients in these months to remain hydrated. Besides consumption of clean drinking water, other alternatives to remain hydrated include, consuming lime juice, coconut water, and dairy products,” the doctor added. (Representational image)
 We advise most patients in these months to remain hydrated. Besides consumption of clean drinking water, other alternatives to remain hydrated include, consuming lime juice, coconut water, and dairy products,” the doctor added. (Representational image)

Gurgaon: In another incident that created havoc in Gurgaon, a four-year-old boy lost his life, on Saturday due to water-borne diseases. Everyday government hospitals are being flooded with patients suffering from microbial diseases. The city administration said that local hospitals are treating an average of 14 serious cases each day.

“City hospitals are witnessing increasing number of patients affected by water-borne disease. We are tending to them with best possible effort, but the sudden spurt in number is a serious concern,” said a senior doctor.

 

Over 150 patients suffering from water-borne diseases visit the Civil hospital on a daily basis. According to officials from the city health department, more cases are being reported from old Gurgaon. While minors and the elderly form a bulk of these patients, worryingly, a large number of infants are also being admitted.

Medical experts highlight that over 30 per cent cases are caused due to consumption of contaminated food and water. “It is likely that if a patient is showing symptoms like vomiting, mild fever, body pain and blood in stools, they may be affected from microbial infections. In severe cases, a patient could also die due to dehydration and low blood pressure,” said a doctor serving in a Gurgaon government hospital, who wished to remain anonymous.

 

We advise most patients in these months to remain hydrated. Besides consumption of clean drinking water, other alternatives to remain hydrated include, consuming lime juice, coconut water, and dairy products,” the doctor added.

The seriousness of the situation came to fore last year when on a single day more than 20 patients from Om Vihar suffering from diarrhoea were admitted at the Civil hospital.

Among these was also a 20-year-old died because of the same reason.

Tags: civil hospital, diarrhoea, microbial diseases