Woman dead, 45 cases of gastroenteritis reported in Kurnool district

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Ramakrishna Reddy, Adoni Revenue Divisional Officer, visited the Adoni colony to set up a medical camp and do the plumbing.

At least one woman died of gastroenteritis on Wednesday in the Kurnool district. 45 cases have been reported across the district.

The woman from Arun Jyothi Nagar Colony in Adoni Township of the district was transferred to a private hospital for better treatment after her death. Up to 15 cases of gastroenteritis have been reported in the colony that has been hosting a religious festival for the past two days – Maremma Durgamma Devara.

A similar outbreak has been reported in Gorakallu village in Nandyal Mandal district, where 30 cases have been detected in the past two days. Although three deaths have been reported here, District Medical and Health Physician Rama Giddaiah has denied that these were due to gastroenteritis.

Dr. Giddaiah said in a statement that a health camp has been organized in Gorakallu since Tuesday and 35 cases of diarrhea have been recorded. Of these, 30 cases were treated in the health camp. The remaining five cases were referred to the Nandyal District Hospital, three of which were admitted to the DH, while two more went to private hospitals.

Regarding the three deaths, the DMHO said that one of the patients – a man around 35 years of age – died of “chronic alcoholism” with diarrhea, while the other patient (56 years old) was treated in a private hospital prior to his referral was at GGH Kurnool with “kidney failure”. He died at GGH Kurnool. The third patient, an 80-year-old woman, was being treated at Shantiram Hospital when she died of age-related illnesses.

Ramakrishna Reddy, Adoni Revenue Divisional Officer, visited the Adoni colony to set up a medical camp and do the plumbing. Nandyal sub-collector Kalpana Kumari visited Shantiram Hospital, where some of the GE patients from Gorakallu were admitted for treatment.

The Adoni RDO said at a press conference at the Arun Jyothi Nagar Colony that the water supply in the colony was chlorinated and tests had been carried out to ensure that this was not the cause of the cases of gastroenteritis. He said that all preventive measures have been taken by the district administration and local authority in Arun Jyothi Nagar, and that sufficient beds have been kept at the Adoni District Hospital if needed.

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