Health Deptt’s active surveillance after diarrhoea outbreaks in Bodegaon
   Date :18-May-2024

Health Deptt’s active 
Staff Reporter
Active surveillance is being conducted regularly, after receiving information about outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in village Bodegaon (Nankatti) in Durg district. Seven new patients of vomiting and diarrhoea were found in the infected area on Thursday, complaining of diarrhoea. Two diarrheoa patients were referred to Primary Health Center Nankatthi for treatment, out of which, a man aged 50 years and a woman aged 38 years are being given medical treatment. A 42 years old woman who is undergoing medical treatment at Shri Shankaracharya Medical College Junwani, is stated to be normal.
From May 14, 2024 till date, out of total 47 cases in village Bodegaon, 03 patients are taking medical treatment in various hospitals and other 44 patients are undergoing medical treatment at home and are getting health benefits. The infected area has been surveyed by the combat team and Mitanin. Mitanins and health workers have been directed to continuously monitor the affected areas and 24x7 duty has been imposed in health centres. A total of 92 houses were visited and 180 ORS Packet, 210 Zinc, 134 Tabs of Metronidazole have been distributed and with the help of the Sarpanch in the Gram Panchayat, a campaign is being made to inform about vomiting and diarrhea in the village.
Chief Medical and Health Officer Durg directed that adequate storage of medicines should be kept in the affected area and serious patients should be immediately referred to the higher center. CMHO Dr J P Meshram, advised that the pipeline supplying water from village Bodegaon to Ravelidih should be closed immediately and alternative arrangements for drinking water should be made, under which the pipeline is being repaired on May 16, and water testing samples were taken by the Public Health Engineering Department. While stool samples were taken for testing by the medical team. At present the situation is under control in the area affected by vomiting and diarrhoea.