Lucknow diarrhea outbreak: Over 90 sick due to contaminated water supply in Fatehpur area of ​​Aliganj

Lucknow, July 7: More than 90 people have fallen ill due to an outbreak of diarrhea due to contaminated water supply in Fatehpur area of ​​Aliganj in Lucknow.

The number of people in hospital rose to eight after two more were admitted due to nausea and loose movements.

The outbreak had already claimed the life of a one-year-old child on Monday while another death, suspected to be due to diarrhoea, was reported on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh Shocker: Lawyer kills wife after spitting on booze in Lucknow.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO), however, denied the deaths were caused by diarrhea and said an investigation was underway to determine the exact cause.

Residents of the area claimed that the contaminated water had been supplied to the area for more than a week

Sangeeta Lodhi (24), who lost her baby, said the infant had been suffering from diarrhea for five to six days.

“My daughter’s condition deteriorated on Sunday. She was rushed to hospital but died en route,” she said.

Additional Chief Medical Officer Dr Milind Vardhan said: “The deceased infant’s symptoms were diarrhea, but as far as the other person is concerned, he died due to several co-morbid conditions including a respiratory problem. His condition was critical for the 15 days and he died at home, therefore it cannot be said that he also died of diarrhoea.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Sandeep Singh said: ‘We have taken samples of the stored water and on the face of it it appears to be contaminated.

Shivangi Srivastava, a junior engineer from Jal Kal department, said, “We are still looking for the cause of the water contamination.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on July 07, 2022 at 10:15 AM IST. For more news and updates on Politics, World, Sports, Entertainment and Fashion of life, log on to our website

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