Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Ramnaguda, Feb 19:
At least nine children in Golmunda village under Ramnaguda block in Odisha’s Rayagada district have been admitted to the the local Community Health Centre in a serious condition following outbreak of diarrhea in the area.
Several children in the village have been afflected with by the outbreak. Many of them have been admitted to hospitals in Gunupur and other nearby areas, reports said.
Medical teams have been rushed to the village to conduct house to house survey. Apart from treating patients, the team is also disinfecting water bodies and distributing water purifying halogen tablets among the locals.
A doctor who is part of the medical team said the situation is now under control. He ascribed the outbreak of the disease to consumption of contaminated drinking water.
It may be recalled here that Golmunda was in news in August last year for suspected outbreak of cholera leading to at least three deaths.