Despite tall claims of the district health department, reports of diarrhoea cases continue to pour in from Patrapur block.
On Sunday, 31 patients of Narayanpur village, including six children, were admitted to Patrapur hospital besides 20 treated at the mobile health centre in Kaluha. One of them was referred to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here on Monday after his condition deteriorated.
The disease was first reported in Kaluha and Gothogaon villages in the block last Tuesday. While it claimed two lives, including that of a child, over 100 persons were affected.
Since most patients were in a serious condition, instead of shifting them to Patrapur hospital, the doctors had administered saline at their respective homes. Though the patients were later discharged, the disease has reportedly spread to nearby villages, including Narayanpur, Belapada, Srirampur and Mardharajpur.
Four other mobile units have been deployed in the area to treat the patients, said district health office sources.