Two children die, 20 fall ill due to diarrhoea

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 21:47

Agartala: Two children died and 20 others
fell ill as diarrhoea spread in tribal hamlets of Tripura`s
Dhalai district due to water contamination, health officials
said on Tuesday.
"Diarrhoea outbreak was reported from tribal hamlets like
Campara, Gunadhanpara and Karnamonipara in Dhalai district
since last week. So far two deaths were reported and 20
villagers were admitted in two government hospitals," K Dhar,
director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, said.
A Rapid Response Team (RRT) comprising four specialist
physicians has been rushed to the spot to render medical aid
to the ailing villagers, he said, adding that three more
district level RRTs were working to bring the disease under
control.



PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 21:47
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