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Jaundice affects 15 people in Orissa's Ganjam district

The additional district medical officer said they have adequate stock of medicines to meet the challenge.

Written by Editorial Team |Published : March 16, 2015 1:20 PM IST

Some parts of the Ganjam district in Orissa has been badly hit by jaundice, with the water-borne disease infecting 15 people in Samantiapalli village near Patrapur.

A 22-year-old man from Patrapur died on Friday due to suspected jaundice at MKCG Medical College and Hospital, while a medical team led by additional district medical officer (public health) Pitambar Das visited the affected areas yesterday. Check out the 5 simple tips to prevent jaundice.

The cause of the man's death will be confirmed only after verification of records. Preliminary reports show the man was suffering from cerebral malaria , the ADMO said.

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The medical team has collected water samples from different sources for tests and also got the blood samples of the ailig population.

Villagers are being sensitized to improve cleanliness and consume safe driking water, preferably after boiling it', said a doctor.

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Berhampur Municipal Corporation is creating awareness among people to prevent jaundice, health officer S K Das said.

The additional district medical officer said they have adequate stock of medicines to meet the challenge.

At least 20 to 30 beds in medicine ward of city Hospital would be earmarked for jaundice patients, but so far no case has been reported here.

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With inputs from PTI


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