Residents fall ill in Vikas Nagar area of Lucknow, 8 admitted to hospital
Residents of Gajharapurwa locality in Lucknow in Sector 8 of Vikas Nagar have been ordered to drink water only after it has been boiled and cooled to room temperature and to consume fresh cooked food .
At least eight residents of Gajharapurwa locality in Vikas Nagar Sector 8 were admitted to hospital on Wednesday after many locals complained of vomiting and diarrhoea.
The situation prompted authorities to set up a medical camp in the area. As locals complained about the contaminated water supply in the area, water samples were taken for testing.
“Sixty residents received medication in the medical camp and eight were admitted to BRD Hospital in Mahanagar,” said Yogesh Raghuvanshi, district health education officer.
A door-to-door survey of residents was also carried out by a team led by Dr Milind Vardhan, the District Surveillance Officer.
Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) visited 172 homes and spoke to families to identify patients, if any.
Residents were told to drink water only after it had been boiled and cooled to room temperature and to consume fresh cooked food, Raghuvanshi said.
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