BHUBANESWAR: With the number of jaundice affected persons soaring, the Ward Kalyan Samitis of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday organised meetings across the City. At a meeting in Ward 47, Mayor AN Jena, NUHM and City health officials interacted with the affected persons.
While 114 persons who tested positive for the disease have received medical treatment so far, 50 cases were reported from the Jharana Sahi near Sishu Bhawan Square here. The sealing process of open wells, found contaminated after drinking water samples were tested by the public health department, was going on. “BMC officials have been asked to make arrangements to set up around 70 tubewells at various places in Bhubaneswar. We are planning to provide pipe water connection to every household within two days,” said Jena.
The Mayor, after visiting the areas, directed civic body officials to set up water tanks and make arrangements to provide pipe water to every household in Jharana Sahi, where maximum number of jaundice cases have been detected. A jaundice detection camp has collected urine samples of 47 persons and conducted 38 liver function tests of the residents.