Cholera and diarrhoea cases have gone up in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, with the local government hospital having received 650 patients in the last four months only, a senior official said today.
He said 13 patients were admitted in the hospital today, taking the number of in-house patients of diarrhoea and cholera to 51.
When asked about the inflow of patients suffering from passive inhalation of farm pesticides, the dean said 34 patients have been treated since July.
"There is no casualty this year as compared to the previous year," said Dr Shrigiriwar.
Smarter by the previous year's incidents, the district administration distributed special safety kits to farmers this year.
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