Odisha Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra once again sounded an alert over possible outbreak of water-borne diseases. He said there is a possibility that incessant rainfall may trigger a fresh spike in cholera and diarrhoea cases.
Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra said there is a possibility that incessant rainfall may trigger a fresh spike in cholera and diarrhoea cases.
People have been advised not to use contaminated water from open sources and only drink boiled water.
Medical teams have been deployed in these areas to provide instant service to patients.
Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati demanded compensation of Rs 10 lakh compensation for each victim’s family.
Majhi attributed the spread of the disease to intake of contaminated water and lack of nutritious food.
Sources said Majhi was affected by diarrhoea two days back. He was under treatment at Nandahandi community health centre (CHC). However, he succumbed during the treatment on Saturday.
Mishra has directed the health workers to ensure proper food for the tribal children, proper sanitation and awareness in the villages. He said steps are being taken to rehabilitate the tribal students to nutrition rehabilitation centres and also stressed on intake of boiled water.
So far, 96 persons of Rayagada are down with cholera and seven died of it.
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