Widespread prevalence of diseases during monsoons in Phek district

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Kohima, Jul 15 (UNI) The Phek District Hospital in Nagaland has been registering a large number of cases of patients suffering from acute diarrhoea, malaria and typhoid since the onset of the monsoons.

The Phek district, which shares international border with Myanmar and inter-state border with Manipur, has the biggest hospital in the district headquarters in Phek.

Official sources said most of the patients are suffering from diarrhoea, adding that the unhygeinic habits and drinking of polluted water during the rainy season by the village folk was mainly responsible for the disease.

Meanwhile, the hospital authorities asked the administration to provide more doctors for the hospital as out of five doctors appointed in the Phek District Hospital, two were on study leave and it was not possible for the rest to look after such large number of patients.

However, no casualty has so far been reported from any of the diseases from the district, the sources said.

UNI AS DPM KLC1202

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