Surat residents suffering from water- borne diseases

Water-Borne-DiseasesSummer season and water-borne diseases go hand in hand. Surat residents welcomed summer, followed by water-borne diseases. It was reported that city has been suffering from gastroenteritis and several other water-borne diseases.

A fresh episode in this entire journey is the death of Nirav Rathod (5), a resident of Anand Nagar in Sagrampura, who complained of vomiting and diarrhea and was admitted at the New Civil Hospital on Sunday. The very same day Nirav died due to gastroenteritis.

Hospital authorities state that there is a rise in the patients suffering from gastroenteritis in last four days, on an average 20 to 25 patients are turning up daily, affected by some or the other water-borne diseases.

A major step taken by Surat Municipal Corporation is distribution of chlorine tablets in different parts of the city.

Recently, a bunch of people affected by gastric diseases from Ramkrupa Society in the Varachha area were admitted in the hospital. Authorities have sent the water samples for testing.

SMC Medical Officer Dr Hemant Desai said, this is not the first time that such cases appears in the city, summer season is always more prone to gastro diseases. Instead of creating panic situation, one should be made aware about the symptoms and moreover people should be advised to take precautionary steps. Government has set up different medical camps around the city where such public awareness programs are in operation.