Sambalpur administration gears up to check jaundice scare

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 28, 2024 IST

The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.

Sambalpur, June 28: The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling. 

 

According to the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Sujata Rani Mishra, "As of Thursday, we have recorded a total of 103 cases. Many patients have already recovered, and new cases are now very less due to ongoing surveillance efforts in affected areas and nearby regions.".

 

Initially concentrated in five localities—Saliabagicha (45 cases), Kumbharpada (19 cases), Pension Pada (16 cases), Kalibadi (12 cases), and Dhobapada (11 cases)—the outbreak primarily affected children aged 6-14 years.

 

A joint outbreak investigation led by the Public Health team was launched, supported by mobile health units for health assessments and counseling. Additionally, the Health Department distributed ORS and halogen tablets through ASHA workers.

 

Food safety measures were intensified with active enforcement by the Food Safety Officer (FSO) team. A dedicated squad, comprising officials from food safety, police, public health, and administration, ensured stringent adherence to food safety regulations. Regular testing of water and food from street vendors continues to detect any contamination.

 

Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) activities persist through loudspeaker announcements and door-to-door campaigns by peripheral health teams.

 

To ensure water safety, water treatment plants and storage reservoirs underwent super chlorination, complemented by weekly disinfection of hand pump tube wells. Jalasathi monitors daily water quality tests from storage tanks to maintain water standards.

 

Meanwhile, the Water Corporation of Odisha (WATCO) has initiated the replacement of aging pipeline infrastructure near drains. A dedicated team oversees leak repairs, with plans underway for a comprehensive overhaul of the city's pipeline network.


 

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The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
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The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
The district administration's swift response to the jaundice outbreak has shown positive results, with the number of affected individuals reaching 103 but new cases dwindling.
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