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Cholera and Diarrhea cases grows in Maharashtra

"There is no casualty this year as compared to the previous year," said Dr. Shrigiriwar. Smarter by the previous year's incidents, the district administration distributed special safety kits to farmers this year.


PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

Cholera and diarrhea cases have gone up in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, with the local government hospital having received 650 patients in the last four months only, a senior official said today.

Yavatmal Government Medical College and Hospital dean Dr. Manish Shrigiriwar said the number of patients shot up during April to August 8. He said 13 patients were admitted to the hospital today, taking the number of in-house patients of diarrhea and cholera to 51.

"We have opened special wards for the patients suffering from cholera and diarrhea," the dean said. When asked about the inflow of patients suffering from passive inhalation of farm pesticides, the dean said 34 patients have been treated since July.

"There is no casualty this year as compared to the previous year," said Dr. Shrigiriwar. Smarter by the previous year's incidents, the district administration distributed special safety kits to farmers this year.

Last year, incidents of deaths of farmers due to pesticide poisoning in the east Maharashtra district had come to light, prompting chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to order an inquiry.

Although the government had not specified the number of deaths, farm activist Kishor Tiwari and the Shiv Sena had said that 18 farmers had died due to pesticide exposure.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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