Kolkata: At least 17 people were admitted to Baghajatin State General Hospital on Saturday with diarrhoea and close to 700 people in six wards in the south-eastern part of the city were down with symptoms of the disease, civic officials said.
Two fifty one patients, including children were suffering from diarrhoea. Patients were reeling under the fever, acidity and other health problems. Mayor Sovandeb Chatterjee and Arup Biswas visited the hospital and said they handle the situation.
Calcutta Municipal Corporation officials said the affected people were from wards 101, 102, 107, 108, 109 and 110. “Seventeen people suffering from diarrhoea were admitted to Baghajatin State General Hospital today,” Ajay Chakraborty, the director of health services, said after visiting the hospital. “One patient was suffering from urine complications. So, he was shifted to Beleghata ID Hospital.”
Apart from the ones being treated at the hospital, around 700 people are down with diarrhoea. Many of them visited civic health units. They are mostly residents of Birnagar near Patuli, Chittaranjan Colony near Baghajatin, Sahid Smriti Colony near Peerless hospital and Nonadanga,” an official said.