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  Metros   Mumbai  22 Oct 2018  Contaminated water use causes diarrhoea among 445 villagers in Yavatmal district

Contaminated water use causes diarrhoea among 445 villagers in Yavatmal district

THE ASIAN AGE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published : Oct 22, 2018, 2:07 am IST
Updated : Oct 22, 2018, 2:08 am IST

The reason behind people falling ill is yet to be known but government officials suspect that contaminated water is responsible for diarrhoea.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Mumbai: About 445 people in Kolwan village of Yavatmal district have been suffering from diarrhoea due to contaminated water. A team of doctors has organised a health camp for these patients, of whom, two are said to be critical.

According to Dr Shyam Kumar Shinde, health officer at Arni tehsil, “I received a complaint that most of the people are suffering from diarrhoea due to contaminated water.”

 

“Since Friday, we have treated around 445 pati-ents. Almost 65 patients were administered sali-ne. Among them, one or two patients are in a critical condition and have been sent to the rural hospital for further medical assistance,” he said.

The reason behind people falling ill is yet to be known but government officials suspect that contaminated water is responsible for diarrhoea. The officials have sent water samples to the laboratories for further tests.

According to the health services director, diarrhoea cases have gone up in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, with the local government hospital having received 700 patients in the past four months. No casualties have been reported related to diarrhoea.

 

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