Diarrhoea took more lives in last 5 yrs than all other water-borne diseases

Uttar Pradesh recorded most diarrhoea deaths

No aid in sight for welfare ministry

Over five years to 2017, water-borne diseases–cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and viral hepatitis–caused 10,738 deaths, latest government data show. Diarrhoea remained the leading killer, causing about 60% of all deaths, according to this reply to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) by Jai Prakash Nadda, minister for health and family welfare, on April 6, 2018. India loses 73 million working days due to water-borne diseases, IndiaSpend reported on June 21, 2016. India registered 69.14 million cases–or as many people as in United Kingdom–of four ...