Andhra Pradesh

Tribals in GGH on the mend

‘We are providing nutritious food and mineral water to all the patients’

The 16 tribals from Chaparayi in the Agency area who have been admitted in the Government General Hospital (GGH), were responding to treatment and their condition was improving day by day, hospital superintendent M. Raghavendra Rao said here on Wednesday.

With the media breaking the news of the death of 15 tribals in the hamlets around Chaparayi, the district administration swung into action and arranged special medical camps at Ramapchodavaram and Maredumilli for those suffering from fevers.

Of the 32 people who shifted to the camps, 16, including eight children, were referred to the GGH for better treatment on June 26. “We have noticed spleen enlargement among most of them. Their liver and kidneys, however, are functioning normally,” Dr. Rao said. Observing that the haemoglobin levels of all of them were quite low and almost all were diagnosed with malaraia, he said anti-malaria treatment coupled with lifesaving fluids and drugs was being given to all of them.

“We are providing nutritious food and mineral water to all the patients and their attendants. The Chief Minister and senior officials of the medical and health department are enquiring about the health condition of the patients regularly,” he said.

“Test drinking water”

Dr. Rao highlighted the need for testing drinking water samples in the Chaparayi area to establish the root cause of the ill-health and said a team of medicos from the Rangaraya Medical College was already on the job.

RMC principal R. Mahalakshmi and other officials were present.

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