Many cases of suspected diarrhea came to light on Thursday in the residential areas along Lal Singh Road of Moga city. A team of health officials was rushed to the area for survey and fogging. Six of the seven samples of water taken from these residential areas had failed in the quality tests, putting a question mark on the functioning of the local municipal corporation.With the onset of hot and humid conditions, clinics and hospitals in Moga city and its adjoining villages have been witnessing a rise in suspected diarrhea and dehydration cases for the past few days. Reports of fever and viral infections are on the rise too. But the exact figures could not be known immediately.
The health officials said that they had informed the local body authorities about it, but the residents claimed that no official of the corporation has visited the affected areas.
Reports reaching the district headquarters revealed that five suspected cases of diarrhea were noticed at Chuhar Chak village in Dhudike health block of the district in the past couple of days. The doctors said that the condition of the patients had improved and there was no need to hospitalise them.They were undergoing treatment. The Health Department has also conducted special medical camps in the affected areas and distributed medicines to the patients. An awareness campaign has also been launched in the affected areas. A special fogging campaign has also begun.
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