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Diarrhoea claims 6 in Cachar

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, Nov 28 - At least 6 persons have died from diarrhoea in the past 10 days at Kalain Tea Estate of Cachar district.

According to sources, 49-year-old Dhirendra Singh Chetri succumbed to the disease on Saturday night at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Among others who died due to the disease since November 18 include Rabilal Orang (33), Parti Orang (53), Birsaram Munda (40), Vrindaban Kalindi (50) and Birendra Singh Chetri (40).

Reacting to the situation, people of Kalain Tea Estate have expressed strong dissatisfaction against the apathetic stance of the District Health Department during such a crucial period.

�When people are dying due to the disease, the District Health Department conducted a solitary camp to sensitise the people on preventive measures. Barring this, nothing has been done by the department to ensure safe drinking water for us,� alleged the locals.

On the other hand, Dr SJ Das, Joint Director of Health Services, Cachar said that they are closely monitoring the developments and ensured that the situation is still under control. �We have conducted a camp in the area and a team of Integrated Disease Surveillance programme (IDSP) team shall visit the tea estate to take stock of the situation on Tuesday,� Dr Das informed.

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Diarrhoea claims 6 in Cachar

SILCHAR, Nov 28 - At least 6 persons have died from diarrhoea in the past 10 days at Kalain Tea Estate of Cachar district.

According to sources, 49-year-old Dhirendra Singh Chetri succumbed to the disease on Saturday night at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Among others who died due to the disease since November 18 include Rabilal Orang (33), Parti Orang (53), Birsaram Munda (40), Vrindaban Kalindi (50) and Birendra Singh Chetri (40).

Reacting to the situation, people of Kalain Tea Estate have expressed strong dissatisfaction against the apathetic stance of the District Health Department during such a crucial period.

�When people are dying due to the disease, the District Health Department conducted a solitary camp to sensitise the people on preventive measures. Barring this, nothing has been done by the department to ensure safe drinking water for us,� alleged the locals.

On the other hand, Dr SJ Das, Joint Director of Health Services, Cachar said that they are closely monitoring the developments and ensured that the situation is still under control. �We have conducted a camp in the area and a team of Integrated Disease Surveillance programme (IDSP) team shall visit the tea estate to take stock of the situation on Tuesday,� Dr Das informed.