Cuttack, Feb 17: More than 25 diarrhoea cases have been reported from Gopal Sahi in Odia Bazaar here in the last three days. About 90 per cent of the affected patients are women.
Locals suspect that the water-borne disease has outbroken due to the unsafe drinking water.
Reportedly, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation has swung into action after receiving information about the outbreak.
The affected patients have been admitted to hospital, a medical visited the locality to take stock of the situation.
The Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) also took stock of the situation and has collected 15 water samples from different places of the city and sent to the laboratory for examination.
Besides, bleaching powder, halogen tablets and ORS powders are being distributed in the locality to check the outbreak.