Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bolangir, May 9:
With the death of a woman this morning, the jaundice toll in Odisha’s Bolangir district has gone up to three.
The deceased belongs to Sudhpara area, reports said. However, the identity of the woman is not yet known.
The Bolangir tehsildar has confirmed the death of the woman due to jaundice. however, the chief district medical officer (CDMO) Rabi Narayan Tripathy has none of the patients under treatment is critical.
Yesterday, Rakesh Nayak (24) of Sudhpara died of jaundice at the VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla. The family members, who had admitted Rakesh to Bolangir district headquarters hospital, later shifted him to VSS Medical College after his condition became critical.
Meanwhile, the district administration has stepped up the awareness campaign in Bolangir town and its adjoining areas to tackle the water-borne disease.
Apart from Bolangir, the spread of jaundice has also been reported from Boudh district. Around 20-25 children Butumunda village under Kantamala block of the district are reported to have been affected by jaundice.
While the disease has panicked the parents and family members, the district Health department has said it has taken all possible measures to bring the disease under control.