City under grip of jaundice, other contagious diseases
after getting complaints of the spread of contagious diseases like jaundice
from various parts of the state capital, including DD Nagar, Kankalipara,
Brahmanpara, Baijnathpara, Telibandha, Shailendra Nagar and Panadri, the
Municipal Corporation administration has not been taking any effective action.
In fact, dirt and filth have accumulated in wards and the residents are under
the grip of various diseases.
With the advent
of summer season, spread of jaundice has been reported from various locality of
the city, including Kankalipara, Brahmanpara and Baijnathpara. In Katora Talab
and Shailendra Nagar many people, including the corporator of the area are
under the grip of jaundice and were admitted in hospitals. Now, reports about
jaundice patients have been coming from Telibandha, Pandari and DD Nagar.
People are afflicted from other diseases in many other localities of the city.
It has been said
that because of the spread of jaundice and other contagious diseases in the
city, corporation commissioner Avanish Kumar Sharan held a meeting of all the
zone commissioners at Shaheed Smarak School in zone-2 on Wednesday. In the
meeting, Sharan collected information about the cleaning of all wards, drinking
water supply, streetlight management etc and issued necessary guidelines to
In the presence
of additional commissioner of the corporation Dr JR Soni, Sharan said that all
zonal commissioners, along with executive engineers, zone health officers,
general managers of cleaning contract company, should visit wards every day
from 6 to 8 in the morning and see the cleaning, drinking water and electricity
arrangement there. Any mismanagement should be removed soon. Sharan instructed
to clean up all small and big nullahs before the rainy season.
Health camp at Ramsagarpara
Corporation administration, by holding health camp at Ramsagarpara ward, has
done health check up of 50 people. In the camp, blood samples of three people
tested, medicines distributed to people afflicted from cold, cough, fever and
other diseases. The health department team has distributed 4,000 chlorin
tablets and ORS packets in houses.
Rs 5,000 fine recovered
Corporation zone 4, on the public complaints, inspected Nehru Nagar area and on
finding filth and dirt and for blocking roads, has recovered Rs 5,000 fine from
10 handcarts and three hotels. The shopkeepers were instructed to maintain
Jaundice yet to be controlled
Durg district, on the contrary to the claims of the health department and
Municipal Corporation, deadly and contagious diseases like jaundice are yet to
be controlled. Most of the wards of the city have been under the grip of
jaundice since last two months. Jaundice has claimed a foetus on Monday, where
as the condition of the woman is stated to be critical. Jaundice has spread in Kasaridih,
Padmanabhpur, Kelabadi, Subhash Nagar etc under the municipal corporation limits
since last two months. So far, eight deaths have been reported .