After wreaking havoc in Kashipur and Mohana blocks, diarrhoea has reached Nuapada district. The water-borne infection has now claimed the life of a person in Komna block of the district. The deceased has been identified as Laldei Hans of Jatagad village under Komna block.
According to sources, Hans was admitted to Nuapada district headquarters hospital (DHH) after she was diagnosed with the infection. However, she breathed his last on Thursday while undergoing treatment.
On the other hand, 38 people of the village have been affected by the deadly disease . A medical team immediately swung into action to take stock of the health situation of locals. A temporary health camp has been set-up in the village to check on the condition of the people.
The medical team is supervising the health of the affected people. Necessary steps are being taken to clean the drinking water in the village. On learning about the incident, Nuapada district collector also visited the village and took stock of the situation.
People have been advised not to use contaminated water from open sources and only drink boiled water.
The health team is closely monitoring the situation as many people have come in contact with those affected. Water samples from the village have been sent to laboratory for testing.
“She was experiencing severe vomiting due to the disease. Her condition worsened even as treatment was going on. Finally, she breathed his last,” said the deceased’s daughter Lochane Hans.
“A total of 35 cases was reported yesterday. Three have been affected by the disease today. Total active cases now is 38. Only 11 people are currently admitted in the hospital while the remaining are under home treatment,” informed Gopal Malick, CDMO, Nuapada DHH.
“We have identified 38 cases out of which 8 are undergoing treatment at the DHH while three others are under treatment at the PHC. The remaining are under treatment at their houses. Their condition is stable. A medical team is supervising their health. We are trying to spread awareness among the residents about the use of boiled water for drinking purposes,” said Nuapada District Collector Hema Kanta Say.