Medical Team Sent to Arunachal Village After Epidemic Like Situation

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  August 9, 2016 at 8:49 AM Indian Health News
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At least 19 people have died due to the epidemic in Chongkhow village in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh, suggest some reports. Officials say they are yet to ascertain the cause of the deaths.
 Medical Team Sent to Arunachal Village After Epidemic Like Situation
Medical Team Sent to Arunachal Village After Epidemic Like Situation

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has taken serious note of the outbreak and has sent a medical team to the village bordering Myanmar.

"A medical team has been rushed to Chongkhow village to take stock of stock of the situation," Longding District Magistrate Himanshu Gupta told IANS over phone.

The Zila Parishad member of Wakka block, Matpho Kolong, said many people in the village were suffering from dysentery, fever, headache, jaundice as well as typhoid - which have led to the deaths.

Matpho said that Chongkhow, Chop, Khannu and Kampong villages were facing acute shortage of food because of frequent landslides.

The Chief Minister has told the district administration to take measures to contain further spread of the disease.

He has called for improvement of the hygiene level and disposal of waste water and rubbish.

Source: IANS

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