Cholera claims 2 lives, 20 taken ill

Cholera claims 2 lives, 20 taken ill

Two people died of Cholera and over 20 others fell ill after drinking contaminated water at the Sobha Dream acres construction site in Varthur on Friday. All the victims are  construction workers at the site.  

One person was brought dead to St John's Hospital on Hosur Road and another one died in the hospital's ICU. The deceased' identity is to be ascertained.

According to Dr Sanjeev Lewin, medical superintendent of the hospital, over 20 people were brought to the hospital on Friday morning. The patients complained of diarrhoea and on examination, it was confirmed that the workers were affected with cholera.

"17 people were admitted to the hospital of which, few were discharged and few are still recovering. One person is admitted to the Intensive therapy unit (ITU)," he added.

Dr Lewin said that it was shocking to know that people are infected with Cholera even today. Cholera cases have declined considerably over the past few years.

He said the drinking water that was supplied to one group of people in the camp at the construction site was probably contaminated with sewage water.

According to an official from the health and family welfare, medical officers have been deputed to the spot where random checks are conducted. Health camps have been set up on the spot.

BBMP health officer Dr Kalpana said that they have issued a notice to builders of Sobha Dream Acres.

 

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