Tribals lament lack of adequate medical facilities in Orissa

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Dasmantpur (Orissa), Aug 27(ANI): Tribals living in Orissa's Dasmantpur village are deprived of basic amenities and health facilities leading to several health hazards.

Locals say that the Central Government had made development plans for education, health and communication, but they are yet to see development in this regard.

The plight of the residents of the village has become manifold with the onset of monsoon, as tribals are facing the wrath of epidemics like cholera and diarrhoea.

"We are not getting the facilities provided by the government, as they get diverted en route. People here consume mango kernel during rainy season, so chances of suffering from Cholera increases," said Subas Patika, another local.

"They cannot reach the medical centres, as there is no proper road connectivity. The river en route also swells up during rainy season. Education facilities are also very poor here," he added.asmantpur village was in news for the last few years for the number of deaths due to cholera and diarrhoea like epidemics after floods.

"We are facing water problems. There is a tube well, but worms fall from it, in the morning. So people don't use it for drinking. Our village doesn't even have proper road connectivity.

The Anganwadi (government sponsored centre to help poor) does provide us some medicines," said Keshab Chandru, a local. (ANI)

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