Lucknow: Due to stagnant rainwater during the monsoon season, the eruption of water-borne diseases is common. Diarrhoea spreads commonly in the rainy season. Kids are generally at a higher risk of suffering from diarrhoea, so it is important to give them healthy food and fresh water. The second leading cause of death in children occurs amidst diarrhoeal disease.
Contaminated water supply led to the outbreak of diarrhoea in the Gajhrapurwa locality of Vikasnagar. More than 160 people have been hit by the disease; most of them are suffering from nausea and loose motions, and vomiting. Several patients have been hospitalized.
Children are badly hit; at least 23 new cases have been reported from Gajhrapurwa locality in Sector 8 in Vikasnagar on Friday. The condition of six has turned serious and they are being treated at BRD Hospital.
Local residents are not happy with the water supply. They are blaming the contaminated drinking water supply for the spread of diarrhoea in the area. A medical camp has been established to monitor the situation of the patients.
Khurramnagar medical officer in charge, Dr Dhirendra Singh, said the condition of all the new patients was stable.