No new cases of cholera in Manimajra's Indira Colony for past 3 days

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2015 23:58 IST

With no case of cholera reported for the past three days and the number of diarrhoea cases on the decline, the situation is improving in Manimajra's Indira Colony.

In the past two weeks, 55 cases of cholera have been reported. However, since Wednesday no new case has been reported from the area, according to UT health officials.

"Now, we can say the situation is under control,"said UT director of health services Dr VK Gagneja.

Till a week back, five to seven cases of cholera were being reported every day. Around a week back, the number started declining and came to one to two cases a day, said Dr Gagneja.

"For the past three days there, we have not found any case,"he said.

The health official said that the diarrhoea cases are also on the declining, coming down from 40 to 50 cases being reported just a week back.

Sources in the health department said the situation started changing after the municipal corporation shut down supply from the three tubewells, water collected from which had failed the quality test. Tubewells No. 2, 6 and 7 were shut down following a PGIMER report found the water contaminated with faecal matter. Following that, the MC was providing water with help of water tankers.

Three areas -- Indira Colony, Mauli Jagran and Subhash Nagar -- were affected due to the worst cholera outbreak in recent times.

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