The number of patients suffering from diarrhoea in Dasuya has crossed the 500 mark with the diagnosis of 125 more cases of the water-borne disease in ward numbers 11, 12 and 13 of local Mohalla Kaintha.
The patients were diagnosed positive for the disease during a special camp held by the health department on Friday.
Dasuya Senior Medical Officer Dr Naresh Kansra revealed that 23 new patients have been admitted in the hospital while many others were given medicines during the camp.
Meanwhile, a team of senior health officials led by family welfare director Dr Karamveer Singh visited the hospital on Friday, met with patients and took note of treatment provided by hospital authorities.
The team directed the hospital authorities to take preventive measures in adjoining areas so that the spread of disease could be checked.
Four patients from nearby village Chak Bamu were also admitted in the hospital on Friday. "They fell ill after drinking unhygienic water from taps. More patients suffering from this disease are expected to reach hospital in a day or two," said Mohinder Singh of Chak Bamu.
"Staff from nearby health centres have been deputed to take care of patients. Nearly 62 patients have been discharged after treatment and we are also organising campaigns in suspected areas to make people aware about causes and precautions," said the SMO.