Polluted drinking water supply causes Gastroenteritis broke out in Bilaspur Villages

Polluted drinking water supply causes Gastroenteritis broke out in Bilaspur Villages

Bilaspur: Several residents of Fhagat, Thana, Bamm, Karangui and some other villages under the Bamm panchayat near Ghumarwin near here are suffering from gastroenteritis.Panchayat president Rajeshwari Devi claimed that the disease had broken out on account of the polluted drinking water being supplied by the Irrigation and Public Health Department through the Bamm lift water supply scheme from the Seer khud. They said the attention of the department was drawn to it several times and its cleaning and chlorination was requested, but to no avail.
Dr TS Chandel, Block Medical Officer, said a medical team was sent to the villages and residents were advised to boil drinking water before consuming it –TNS

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