Skin disease outbreak at Khag,Tangmarg
SCORES INFECTED; HEALTH AUTHORITIES DISPATCH TEAMS
Budgam, Feb 14: Scores of people have been infected by an unknown skin disease in many villages of Khag and Tangmarg areas of Central Kashmir’s Budgam and Baramulla districts respectively.
According to reports, few days back during a medical camp organised by army’s 35 Rashtriya Rifles and Border Area Development Programme (BADP) Mobile Medical Team at Hamchipora Khag, some cases of skin disease were treated by the doctors. “The patients complained of severe rashes and itching on the skin and in few days hundreds of similar cases surfaced in the adjoining Gogaldara area which falls in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district. This skin disease has now spread over to few more villages of Khag and Tangmarg areas,” reports said.
“A joint medical team compromising Mobile Medical Team under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) and doctors from Khag and Tangmarg medical blocks along with Army doctors visited Gogaldara and few other villages and examined hundreds of patients suffering from this skin disease,” reports added.
"We found around 60 percent of the population at Gogaldara suffering from this skin ailment and our joint team of doctors gave free medicines to the patients in spite of the fact that they had to walk to the village as the road leading to it was closed due to heavy snowfall," said Dr Sheikh Ghulam Rasool Medical Officer Mobile Medical Team (MMT) under BADP.
BMO Tangmarg, Dr Asif and Dr Javaid from Khag Medical block also played a great role in reaching out to the ailing people in this far flung area which falls between Budgam and Baramulla district near Khag. “The disease is under control now,” Dr Sheikh added.
The team led by Block Medical Officer Tangmarg collected the samples of sputum from the area as many people complained of some respiratory disease as well. “We are thankful to the medical team which reached our area on the right time in spite of the fact that vehicles could not ply on the road due to snowfall,” said Sarpanch of Gogaldara village, Muhammad Maqbool.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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