No respite from water borne diseases in Ggn
The number of patients getting affected by water borne diseases like diahorrea and typhoid does not seem to recede in Gurugram as there are more than 150 patients suffering from these diseases who visit the public hospital on daily basis.
According to officials from the city health department, more cases are being reported from the older parts of the city.
While minor and aged people seem to form a bulk of patients, worryingly a substantial number of infant are also being admitted due to microbial diseases.
The large numbers of patient's admissions have now resulted in the shortages of beds in the two public hospitals of the city.
Even before the arrival of monsoon season, there were already thousands of cases of Diahorrea that had been registered in the hospitals.
Taking cognisance of the rise in number of water borne diseases, a major programme on the preventive measures was launched on the first week of July to make the citizens aware of the preventive measures.
In order to cover a wider range of citizens, the public health officials also roped in the services of aanganwadi workers.
Medical experts highlight that over 30 per cent cases that are reported due to consumption of contaminated food and water.
"There are likely chances that if a patient is showing the symptoms of vomiting, mild fever, body pain and blood in stools, he may be affected from microbial infections. In severe cases, a patient can also die due to dehydration and low blood pressure," said Dr PK Sharma, a senior doctor at Gurugram Civil Hospital.
"Basically, we advise most of the patients in these months to remain hydrated. Besides consumption of clean drinking water, other alternatives for remaining hydrated is consumption of lime juice, coconut water and dairy product," he added.