Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Jun 29:
Days after flood waters wreaked havoc in Odisha’s Malkangiri district following incessant monsoon rains, at least 30 infants are afflicted with an unknown disease compounding the miseries of the people.
As per reports, the affected children from Puruna Potrel village in Korkunda block in the district were suffering from fever, dysentery accompanied with vomiting.
“A doctors’ team has been rushed to Puruna Orkel village in Korkunda and a medical camp has been set up there to treat the ailing children,” Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Uday Shankar Mishra said.
Efforts were on to ascertain the exact nature of the ailment to contain the disease outbreak. The infants have been receiving intravenous fluids and other medicines, he added.
Notably, the epidemic has struck soon after the flood water receded recently.
It may be recalled that a similar incident had happened last year following which a team of doctors from New Delhi and Bhubaneswar, accompanied by state Health minister and secretary, had visited the remote village to conduct a study and take stock of the situation.