BALANGIR : A health team from Bangomunda PHC visited the jaundice-affected Lukapada village in the district on Friday and distributed medicines among the villagers. The team members advised the affected villagers to visit Sindhekela health centre for better treatment while JE of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) collected waster samples for examination.
At least 15 persons, including five children, have been affected by jaundice in Lukapada village under Bangomunda block. The tribal dominated village has 167 households.
Villagers have alleged negligence by the district administration and lack of medical facilities as the reasons behind the spread of the water-borne disease. Citing that the village is jaundice prone, Lalita Majhi, a villager, demanded immediate medical help and electricity facilities in the village.
Balangir Chief District Medical Officer, RN Tripathy said the district administration is keeping an eye on the health situation in the village.