Diarrhoea has reportedly claimed one life and affected at least 18 others in several villages of Laxmipur block.
On Thursday, a health team rushed to the school and collected samples of many students, of which 29 girls were found to be Covid positive.
The other seriously affected persons of the village are being treated in Maidalpur PHC and Papdahandi CHC.
Referring to the situation in other parts of the State, the Minister said that of the 83 persons affected by the disease in Dasmantpur block of Koraput district, one person has died while 76 have reco
On returning home, 75 villagers of Jamrunda and 42 of Padheiguda complained of stomach pain, vomiting and loose motion.
Around 1000 residents given preventive medicines to check further spread
Muduli tells Bijay Chaki that the situation cannot be brought under control until drinking water projects are completed in the area.
District administration has reportedly directed health officials to initiate measures to contain the disease from further spreading.
After the incident came to light, district administration swung into action and deployed ambulance services as per the directions of Health Minister Naba Kishore Das.
Sources said as soon as the antibiotic injections were administered, all the patients started shivering and their body temperature shot up.
After Kashipur, diarrhoea has so reportedly claimed one life and affected 10 persons in Kalyansingpur block of Rayagada district.
Sources said, apart from sensitisation programme in Jatgarh and nearby villages, the residents are being guided in hand hygiene and other safety measures to avoid getting infected.
A medical team from Nabarangpur district headquarters hospital reached the village after the incident, collected samples and started treating those affected.
Medical and block-level staff were directed to carry out proper sanitation drive in the villages along with creating awareness on cleanliness during rainy season.
Rayagada Sub-Collector Bhimsen Sabar and chief district medical officer (CDMO) Dr LM Routray also visited the affected villages and reviewed the situation.
The water-borne disease which is believed to have broken out from a contaminated well in Maliguda village spread to nearby villages, and since the last week has affected more than a hundred people.
As the Speaker refused to give a ruling immediately on the issue, Congress members created uproar in the house which led to adjournments, once for 10 minutes and again for 15 minutes.
The water-borne disease is believed to have started from Maliguda village due to consumption of contaminated water and soon spread to other places.
He said that the drinking water pipelines that are out of use will be made functional, and faulty ones will be fixed.
State health minister Ma Subramanian said that officials have been checking chlorine levels in drinking water in areas surrounding Karaikal.