Waterborne diseases on rise in Pimpri-Chinchwad

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Pimpri: Patients complaining of waterborne diseases have been on the rise in Pimpri-Chinchwad during the first two months of monsoon this year.
Cases of Hepatitis B infection in the city have already touched a three-year high this year. From January 1 to July 23, 338 cases of Hepatitis B, 229 cases of gastroenteritis, and 282 cases of typhoid have been reported in the city.

Pimpri: Patients complaining of waterborne diseases have been on the rise in Pimpri-Chinchwad during the first two months of monsoon this year.
Cases of Hepatitis B infection in the city have already touched a three-year high this year. From January 1 to July 23, 338 cases of Hepatitis B, 229 cases of gastroenteritis, and 282 cases of typhoid have been reported in the city.

Several areas of the city are receiving contaminated water due to leakage in water supply lines. Also, newly developed areas of the city are using ground water, as there is no adequate water supply line. This is causing the spread of waterborne diseases.

Among major waterborne diseases, cases of Hepatitis B have outnumbered last three years’ annual data already till the end of July.

PCMC officials are saying that PCMC is taking all precautions to prevent diseases from spreading.

“All patients visiting various hospitals of Pimpri Chinchwad are promptly being treated. The hospitals have enough medicines to fight infectious diseases. The PCMC did not receive swine flu vaccines from the State government, we have procured 1,000 vaccines privately to give to the vulnerable groups,” said Chief Medical Officer of PCMC Dr Anil Roy.

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