The situation in Mayanad, to where the sewage water from the Medical College is channelised, is pathetic with the groundwater in the area completely polluted and well water turning unfit for potable purposes. Moreover, people living here have health issues varying from skin diseases to allergies caused by the constant exposure to this infectious waste water. “I have been undergoing treatment for allergy for several years. The doctor asked me to shift from Mayanad to some other locality. But having been born and brought up here, how will I be able to shift? Why do the hospital authorities and other officials treat us inhumanly? Had it been in the vicinity of their houses, they would have definitely protested. Are we not humans?” laments Radha Krishnan, a resident. The most worrying part of it is that, parents at Mayanad are finding it difficult to marry off their wards. “I spoke to a broker for getting a suitable alliance for my daughter. He said people outside do not prefer to marry Mayanad residents, as they believe we have some health complications because of the constant exposure to the polluted environment,” said Suguthan, a resident.