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Bholakpur: cholera claims 1 more

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Healing touch: Actor Rajasekhar and wife Jeevitha interacting with a patient at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday. –
Healing touch: Actor Rajasekhar and wife Jeevitha interacting with a patient at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday. –

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A 42-year-old Bholakpur resident Md. Abdul Gani died on Tuesday afternoon at Gandhi Hospital. With this, the death toll of residents from Bholakpur after consuming contaminated water has reached 12, the district revenue authorities have confirmed.

Dehydration

The victim was admitted to the hospital on Monday with acute renal failure and severe dehydration, hospital authorities said.

Mr. Gani was being treated in a private clinic and was brought to the hospital at a very critical stage, doctors added.

“The relatives of Mr. Gani were fully informed about the complexity of the case. He was suffering from acute renal failure coupled with dehydration. Government was also informed about the case,” Hospital Superintendent Dr. M. Narsing Rao said.

Meanwhile, the steady flow of patients with cholera symptoms, that include vomiting, excessive fluid loss and diarrhoea, continued.

By Tuesday, 21 patients at Gandhi and one at Fever hospital were admitted.

Apart from that, in the last 48 hours, 16 patients with gastroenteritis from several other parts of the capital, including old city, were admitted to Fever Hospital.

The areas include Maheshwaram, Shamshabad, Trimulgherry, Ziaguda, Kalapathar, Kishanbagh, Dilsukhnagar, Kacheguda, Saroornagar, Warasiguda, Uppuguda, Shivajinagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Arundhati Colony and Kalandar Nagar.

Authorities maintained that in the next three to four days Bholakpur situation would be under control. “There are signs of a let up. Cases are gradually decreasing. In all we had 563 admissions out of which 473 have already been discharged. About 90 patients are admitted,” Dr. Narsing Rao said.

Meanwhile, district health authorities continued to hold medical camps, door-to-door campaigning and distribute chlorine tablets at Bholakpur and nearby colonies.

Authorities had collected nine water samples and five stool samples and sent to Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) for testing.


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