Waterborne diseases haunt Patna’s residents; 900 dengue cases reported in capital city since September, says Bihar’s health department

The capital city of Bihar is still in the grip of waterlogging and water-borne diseases like dengue. A total of 615 dengue cases have been reported in the city this year till 17 October

Asian News International October 23, 2019 23:59:13 IST
Waterborne diseases haunt Patna’s residents; 900 dengue cases reported in capital city since September, says Bihar’s health department
  • The capital city of Bihar is still in the grip of waterlogging and water-borne diseases like dengue

  • A total of 615 dengue cases have been reported in the city this year till 17 October

  • Several areas of the city were flooded by rainwater with Rajendra Nagar being one of the worst affected areas

Patna: The capital city of Bihar is still in the grip of waterlogging and water-borne diseases like dengue.

Waterborne diseases haunt Patnas residents 900 dengue cases reported in capital city since September says Bihars health department

Representational image. AFP

"For the past month, there has been water logging in Phulwari Sharif area. I met the Mayor and the Commissioner of the district but they are not doing anything," Arvind Kumar Pankaj, a local, told ANI. "People are facing many problems. In every house, one person is suffering from disease," added Pankaj.

A total of 615 dengue cases have been reported in the city this year till 17 October.

School students are also facing the problem because of waterlogging. Varsha, a student, said that she was not going to school for weeks because of the floodwater. "This area is always waterlogged but from the past one month, the level of water has increased due to rainwater. The gutter holes are open. We are facing problems," said Dinanath Gupta, a resident said.

Several areas of the city were flooded by rainwater with Rajendra Nagar being one of the worst affected areas. Low-lying areas like Kankarbagh, Gardani Bagh, Dak Bungalow and SK Puri have also been affected severely.

As per the state's Health Department, as many as 900 dengue cases have been reported from across the city since September. Heavy rains had claimed the lives of over 73 people in Bihar.

Updated Date:

also read

Europe battles COVID-19 case surge as WHO warns of 700,000 more deaths by 1 March
World

Europe battles COVID-19 case surge as WHO warns of 700,000 more deaths by 1 March

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany is not doing enough to curb its 'highly dramatic' fourth wave of the pandemic

Cyclist Mark Cavendish out of hospital after suffering from a collapsed lung, say reports
Sports

Cyclist Mark Cavendish out of hospital after suffering from a collapsed lung, say reports

Cavendish rides for Belgian team Deceuninck Quick-Step and was left with two broken ribs and a collapsed lung last Sunday when crashing at the popular track event, the Six Days of Ghent

Star Health IPO opens tomorrow: All you need to about price band, fresh issue and other details
Business

Star Health IPO opens tomorrow: All you need to about price band, fresh issue and other details

With this IPO, Star Health is aiming to raise Rs 7,249.18 crore. The IPO consists of fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 2,000 crore and an offer-for-sale (OFS) of up to 58,324,225 equity shares by promoters and shareholders