Water-borne diseases claim 41 lives in Kanpur

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Kanpur, Aug 30 (UNI) Admitting that water-borne diseases have gripped the region, the Medical and Health Department of Kanpur (Dehat) district claimed that out of the total death of 195, only 20 per cent deaths were caused due to the malaria.

Chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Ramesh Chandra Agarwal said here today the district was under the jaws of malaria and other water-borne diseases following the heavy rainfall in recent past.

He said rain triggered incidents had claimed 195 lives so far, however, only 41 people fell prey to water-borne diseases.

Apprising about the medicinal facilities being provided to the patients, he said 62,080 patients were given medical aid and blood samples of 19,570 were taken, of which 15,532 blood samples were examined.

He further said adequate prevention and precautionary measures had been initiated to check the rise of epidemic in the district, besides, a team of medical experts from Delhi were examining patients in various villages.

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