Gastroenteritis breaks out in Manasbal
Ganderbal, Aug 5: At least 30 persons putting up in Manasbal and other adjoining areas were hospitalized on Friday following the outbreak of gastroenteritis.
According to locals over three dozen people were admitted at Primary Health Centre Safapora. “People here are forced to drink the contaminated and dusty
Water, which has resulted in the outbreak of this disease,” locals alleged.
Residents of Manasbal, Gratbal, Hakeem Mohalla, Bagwan Mohalla and Haez Mohalla have been complaining of the symptoms like dehydration, vomiting and abdominal pain. However, till now, no death has been reported.
Locals said that they are forced to drink contaminated water in absence of a filtration plant.
Confirming the outbreak, Dr Javaid at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Safapora said, “We have so far seen 30 patients who are suffering from gastroenteritis,” he said. “They have taken the contaminated water from a nearby spring.”
He said that a team of doctors went on the spot at Hakeem Mohalla and took samples of both the spring and the tap water. “Tests have shown that spring water is contaminated while tap water is OK,” he added.
“We have also taken the samples of the patients results of which are awaited”, the doctor said adding that they have shot a letter to the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for taking necessary measures in this regard.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Aug 2011 00:00:00 IST
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