Minister instructs to control spread of gastroenteritis

‘Suitable treatments should be extended to all’

Bidar: District In-charge Minister Eshwar Khandre instructed Health & Family Welfare Department officials to take measures on warfooting to check the spread of gastroenteritis being reported the district.

Chairing an emergency meeting called at deputy commissioner’s office auditorium here on Sunday, the minister instructed the officials to control the spread of diseases within one week. It was unfortunate that an aged woman died at Honnaddi in Bidar taluk due to the disease. She could not get suitable medical treatment even though she was admitted to the district hospital. She was forced to visit the private hospital. The doctors should ensure proper treatments to the poor patients in the government hospitals, he said.

He directed the deputy commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the incident and provide a report on what was the treatment provided to her in the district hospital, why did she was shifted to a private hospital and which doctor provided the treatments to her.

Drinking water sample should be tested at Honnaddi village and precautions should be taken against the spread of the diseases. Cleanliness should be maintained in the rural areas. The officials should work in co-ordination to achieve the cleanliness in villages, the minister said.

District Health & Family Welfare Officer Baburao Hudagikar informed that Honnaddi Eramma had obtained treatment in a private hospital earlier and later admitted to the district hospital. However, again she was shifted to the private hospital. But when she was being taken for advanced treatments to Hyderabad, she breathed her last, he explained.

The minister said that the health officials should submit report on daily basis to the deputy commissioner. District hospital superintendent, BRIMS director, doctors and medical staff should be in headquarters. In unavoidable circumstances, they should take the permission from the senior officials if they wanted to go out of the headquarters, he said.

MLA Rahim Khan, Zilla Panchayat President Bharatibai, DC Anurag Tewari, CEO Pavankumar Malpati and others were present.

DH News Service

District In-charge Minister Eshwar Khandre: New committees should be formed to check the spread of communicable diseases on the same model of drinking water supply task forces.

DH

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