Over 270 gastro patients in 27 days at Isolation hospital
With the rise in temperature in city, the number of sunstroke and gastro patients are also increasing. So far, 142 sunstroke patients were reported. On the other hand, until April 27 as many as 270 patients of gastro infection were also reported. This the figure only of the isolation hospital of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and it is expected that there could be more patients in Mayo and GMCH.
According to the information provided by the isolation hospital, so far 120 gastro patients were treated in the OPD of the hospital. It has been learnt that due to water scarcity the residents are compelled to drink contaminated water due to which there is rise in number of gastro patients. While speaking, NMC medical officer Dr Sarita Kamdar said that from April month the number of sunstroke patients have increased. Fortunately, no death of was reported during this period. Doctors at the GMCH and Mayo hospitals said that the gastro patients include maximum number of kids. Every day, more than 30 gastro infected patients are approaching to the hospitals. Doctors said that apart from contaminated water, stale food and direct contact with sun could cause health problems in kids.
Every day 50 to 60 percent gastro patients are arriving in the hospital. The critically infected patients are being admitted in the hospital. Contaminated water and food is the main reason behind the disease. In this situation, everyone should take care of their health. Cold drinks and ice gola can be fatal these days.
It is worth mentioning here that NMC has initiated many steps for controlling sunstroke and gastro. NMC has covered all the zone offices and hospitals with green mats and made special arrangement of drinking water. For avoiding sunstroke to the labourer working on metro and cement road works, the works have been stopped from 12 to 3 pm. The city bus drivers and conductors have been asked to drink plenty of water before joining duty. The community water service (Panpoi) operators have been asked to maintain hygiene, said Dr Sarita Kamdar, Health Officer, Medicine Dept NMC