Cholera outbreak in southeast Bengaluru’s tech corridor

Cholera outbreak in southeast Bengaluru’s tech corridor

On Saturday, an outbreak of Cholera was reported from various parts of the bustling tech corridor in South-East region of Bengaluru including Sarjapur, Koramangala, HSR Layout, Kasavanahalli, Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli and Old Bagalur Layout.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), followed by inspection of houses, collected water samples from Old Bagalur Layout. Four cases of Cholera were reported from Baptist Hospital who were all admitted from areas within BBMP limits. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board was asked to stop water supply in affected areas and to supply water in tankers till the source of infection is traced.

Dr BK Vijendra, Chief Health Officer (Public Health), BBMP said, "We have informed and educated the residents, and have set up a help desk in the urban primary health centres of BBMP. We are also in touch with the Principal of Ambedkar Medical College and have also got gastroenterology reports from Kadgondanahalli. The BBMP is aware of these cases and our doctors are out on the field taking appropriate actions."

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