Telangana

Keslaguda battles prolonged diseases

Children playing in slush in Keslaguda (G) in Adilabad district.

Children playing in slush in Keslaguda (G) in Adilabad district.   | Photo Credit: S_HARPALSINGH

Sanitation workers’ strike leaves the hamlet in unhygienic conditions

About 70 houses in Keslaguda hamlet at Indervelli mandal have at least 7 patients suffering from different diseases for a long time now. It may not be long for more people to contract the illness owing to bad sanitation.

The strike by gram panchayat sanitation workers has evidently resulted in accumulation of slush and garbage inside the village.

The patients have visited the primary health centre at the mandal head quarter, consulted quacks and even got treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, but in vain. According to villagers, the frail Here Kumre Rama Rao is under treatment for TB while H.K. Gangubai is down with fever since the last one year. H.K. Lachubai, aged 3 years has finished a 3-month course of medicine for some TB like disease and Mesram Nirmal has pain in her upper right side of abdomen since one year.

She even got her problem checked in a private hospital but her condition has not improved a bit. Pandra Rambhabai, aged 40, has been in need of proper treatment for her gynaecological problem since the last one month. Septuagenarian couple H.K. Bheem Rao and Bijlabai are on bed, also since last one year but their efforts so far have failed in getting cured of the fever.

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