Cholera outbreak in Rourkela: Another dies, unofficial sources put toll at 14PhotoPhoto: OTV

Cholera-hit patients under treatment at IGH in Rourkela

Even as cholera has allegedly been playing havoc in Rourkela, a woman affected by the water-borne disease died while undergoing treatment at the Rourkela Government Hospital. With this, the toll has gone up to 14, as per unofficial sources, while official data have put the toll at six.

The deceased was identified as Sabitri Giri, a resident of Madhusudanpali. She was admitted to the RGH on Sunday, but succumbed today, said her daughter Sandhya Giri.

Sandhya alleged that her mother was affected by cholera. “When her condition grew critical, she was admitted to the RGH where she died today. The problem was due to consumption of contaminated water,” she lamented.

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On the other hand, nine mobile health teams are visiting 14 cholera-hit wards and sensitizing people while a team from RMRC, Bhubaneswar has started looking into the causes of the cholera. 
People of Bandhamunda Uttam slum alleged that dirty water coming through pipes has caused the disease. 

On the other hand, the BJP held the state government responsible for the outbreak of cholera and staged protests near the Watco office while social activist Mukikant Biswal started a sit-in near the CM’s grievance cell in Bhubaneswar over the alleged official neglect of the Steel City.

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