11 die of diarrhoea in Orissa

August 16th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 11 people have died so far in the last couple of days of diarrhoea in Kalahandi district, health department officials said Sunday.
“There are reports of 11 deaths in the district so far. But according to an official report, there are six deaths,” said S.K. Rath, chief district medical officer of Kalahandi district.

“No death has occurred after our medical teams attended to the patients,” he added.

According to medical officers, the deaths have occurred due to use of contaminated water during the rainy season.

The district authorities have rushed in medical teams to different parts of the district to stop the disease from spreading.

“The situation is under control now. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. We have rushed special medical teams to different parts of the district. We have also formed mobile medical teams to check the spread of the disease,” Rath added.

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