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Diarrhoea outbreak triggers panic in Tadakod village

Staff Correspondent
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A child undergoing treatment for vomiting and diarrhoea at the district civil hospital in Dharwad on Monday.
A child undergoing treatment for vomiting and diarrhoea at the district civil hospital in Dharwad on Monday.

Panic spread with the outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea at Tadakod village, near here, on the occasion of the annual temple festival on Monday.

Over 90 people from the village fell ill and were admitted to the district civil hospital and other private healthcare centres here. The patients, mostly women and children, fell ill on Sunday night and were rushed to the Primary Health Centre in Garag village.

But there was no improvement in their condition and they were referred to the district civil hospital and other private hospitals in Dharwad.

In-charge district surgeon M.V. Gidnavar said that all those undergoing treatment at the district civil hospital were recovering. A team of doctors had been sent to the village.

Those who were seriously ill and required advanced medical attention were being referred to the district civil hospital, he said.

Visit

Seema Masuti, MLA, visited the village on Monday and enquired about the condition of the people. Tadakod gram panchayat member Bhimappa Kasai alleged that consumption of contaminated water during the annual festival of the Veerabhadreshwara temple was the reason for the outbreak.

He alleged the gram panchayat authorities did not take steps to maintain sanitation and ensure supply of clean water during the festival, which was attended by a large number of people from the village and surrounding areas.

Tankers supplying drinking water were not cleaned properly. Some villages had brought this to the notice of the gram panchayat officials, but they had turned a blind eye, Mr. Kasai alleged. 


  • Over 90 people from the village fell ill and were admitted to various hospitals in the district

  • Consumption of contaminated water during temple festival reason for outbreak, says Kasai


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