Mrunal Manmay Dash

While the Steel City of Rourkela is still battling Cholera outbreak with more than a dozen deaths, two persons lost their lives at Kantabanji in Bolangir on Monday due to suspected diarrhoea.

As per reports, six patients with vomiting and loose motion were admitted to Kantabanji hospital on Sunday. Out of them, two patients died while under treatment on Monday morning. Two others are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital, while the remaining two were discharged from the hospital following recovery.

The deceased have been identified as Chandini Sahu from Budapadar village under Titilagarh block and Santosh Majhi from Malibahal village under Muribahal block.

“We have information of two persons dying at the hospital. They are from different villages. They have come to the hospital in a serious condition. While the exact reason for their deaths is not clear yet, the on-duty doctors at the hospital suspected it to be septicaemia-induced loose motion. However, the exact reason behind their death will be ascertained after investigation,” said Bolangir CDMO, Kuber Chandra Mohanta.

Sources said, there are at least 10 other patients suffering from vomiting and loose motion in Kantabanji town. They are being treated in their homes.

The family members of the deceased denied commenting on their deaths.

  • Reported by:
  • Ghateswar Mishra