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Cases of cholera and diarrhoea shoot up in Yavatmal

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal 

and diarrhoea cases have gone up in Maharashtra's district, with the local government hospital having received 650 patients in the last four months only, a said today.

Government Medical College and Hospital Dr said the number of patients shot up during April to August 8.

He said 13 patients were admitted in the hospital today, taking the number of in-house patients of diarrhoea and to 51.

"We have opened special wards for the patients suffering from and diarrhoea," the said.

When asked about the inflow of patients suffering from passive inhalation of farm pesticides, the 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.

Last year, incidents of deaths of farmers due to in the east district had come to light, prompting to order an enquiry.

Although the government had not specified the number of deaths, farm activist and the had said that 18 farmers had died due to pesticide exposure.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 20:35 IST