Typhoid cases shoot up

DIPAYAL: The number of typhoid patients in Dipayal, the far western headquarters, and in the adjoining areas, has gone up recently, thanks to the rising mercury and impure drinking water.

Dr Khakendra Bhandari of far western regional health directorate, said, “The unsafe drinking water is a possible cause for the rise in such cases.”

According to health workers of the areas, about 15 to 20 typhoid patients visit each hospital and clinic in the areas every day. Padma Bohara, owner of Mahakali Medical Hall Rajpur, Dipayal, revealed that most of the patients were children.

Dr Kiran Pandey of district hospital informed that patients of kalaazar and diarrhoea had also increased in the district in the recent times.