37 new cases of diarrhea reported in Jhill village in Patiala : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Patiala, June 24

The diarrhea outbreak continues to wreak havoc in the district’s Jhill village. As many as 37 new cases were reported in the village today. With this, the number of people falling ill due to an outbreak of diarrhea in the village rose to 264.

Health officials, however, said the situation was under control as there was evidently a drop in the number of hospitalizations. Only six patients with diarrhea have been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

Notably, 38 villagers have been admitted to hospitals since the outbreak was reported on Wednesday. Out of 38 patients, 20 have been discharged, while 18 are still being treated in hospitals here.

The Civil Surgeon of Patiala, along with other officials, visited the village of Jhill and met residents who were showing symptoms of diarrhoea. He said five teams of health officials were holding group meetings in the village to raise awareness about the disease.

Health officials said lab reports on water samples were awaited. However, stool samples from patients with diarrhea ruled out the role of cholera in the diarrhea outbreak.

Cases detected in the city too

Cases of diarrhea were also reported in Bishan Nagar area of ​​Patiala city on Friday. During a routine OPD, the Department of Health detected seven cases of diarrhea. Bishan Nagar doctor Dr Parneet said they had not seen any outbreaks. “Given the weather conditions, these are common cases. However, we are carrying out a door-to-door survey in the area to prevent any epidemics. »

Dive into hospitalizations: officials

Health officials, however, said the situation was under control as there was evidently a drop in the number of hospitalizations. Only six patients with diarrhea have been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

18 still hospitalized

As many as 38 villagers have been admitted to hospitals since the outbreak was reported on Wednesday. Out of 38 patients, 20 have been discharged, while 18 are still being treated in hospitals here.

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