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Diarrhoea epidemic in Chandel district

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Chandel, April.26,

Diarrhoea patients from various part of Chandel district have flooded Chandel District Hospital since the last couple of days. The epidemic seems to be spreading in the district as more patient of Diarrhoea case are being admitted till today.
A Doctor from the District Hospital while talking to media said that almost all patient admitted so far are Diarrhoea case some with typhoid cases associated.
Diarrhea is characterized by abnormally loose or watery stools. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Doctors say that the recent epidemic in Chandel district may have been rooted from the drinking water as well as the improper sanitation. While appealing the people keep water body clean , the doctor draw the attention of the government authority to the issue.
Social Activist Ts.Betol Anal, is also admitted due to Diarrhoea in the hospital. Doctors said that some Diarrhoea patient admitted have also been associated with typhoid case.
Ts.Betol Anal while talking to reporters said that since 2015 flood and landslide, people of the area could not used clean drinking water and the Chakpi River cannot be clean till today.
As the epidemic is likely to be rooted from drinking water, the social activist drew the authority of the PHED to make sure that those undergoing treatment at the hospital gets proper drinking water .
Ts.Betol further said that the Water Supply Scheme at Chandel has stopped functioning since the last 2 years and 8 months and people are buying drinking water at Rs. 130 per 500 litres.
“We cannot guarantee how safe is the water we are buying”, he added.

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