Hyderabad witnesses rise in water-borne diseases due to recent flood in Telangana

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When the city has experienced a flood-like situation where several areas have been submerged and sewage water has entered houses, the chances of contracting diseases such as  diarrhoea, typhoid, intestinal infections increases manifold.

 

There has been an increase in the number of water-borne diseases in Hyderabad due to the recent floods.

According to the news agency ANI report, since the last 10 to 15 days coronavirus cases have come down dramatically and the number of outpatients has increased due to other seasonal diseases. Per day 400-600 outpatients are reported,

"Recently flood hit the city, hence that has contributed to an increase in seasonal diseases, especially water-borne diseases like diarrhea, typhoid and other diseases like malaria, chicken guinea, these cases have increased," Dr. Shankar, Superintendent, Fever Hospital, quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

As per the report, young people are affected more as compared to the elderly or senior citizens.

When the city has experienced a flood-like situation where several areas have been submerged and sewage water has entered houses, the chances of contracting diseases such as  diarrhoea, typhoid, intestinal infections increases manifold.

Earlier, Municipal Administration Minister K. T. Rama Rao had instructed the officials concerned to take all necessary measures to tackle the situation in the aftermath of the heavy rains in most parts of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

 

With inputs from Agency

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