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Monday, June 28, 2010

India : Five more admitted in hospital Malaria, diarrhoea claim two lives at Mungiakami

Via Tripura Times :

" Kanchanpur/Teliamura, Jun. 26: The mysterious disease continues to haunt the entire Khangrai village committee area as five more villagers were admitted to Kanchanpur subdivision with the same symptom today Worried Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty today visited Choto Khangrai and Bara Khangrai and faced the real dust of much-hyped development. Angry villagers handed over a memorandum containing of ten –point demands to the visiting Health Minister.

The demands include, road connectivity from Choto Khangrai to Shuknacherra, Choto Khangai to Vangmun, providing more teachers to Khangrai SB School, more teeth to Khangrai Sub-Centre, electricity and proper arrangement of drinking water.It has been learnt that an amount of Rs. 6.12 lakh was sanctioned for construction of road from Choto Khangrai to Vangmun in 2009 through work order- 963 (97), 2010-01-09. But the road remains as same it was before 2009. It has been alleged that the allocation was spent for other purpose.

Later, the Minister had a meeting with top officials of different departments at Kanchanpur Dak Bungalow and instructed them to do all necessary steps to meet the basic demands of the people.Even after the Minister’s visit, five villagers were admitted to Kanchanpur subdivision today. The condition of the admitted patients is stated to be critical.

The medical team, which had collected blood sample from the ailing villages, has not identified the actual cause of death. It may be noted that at least 50 villagers died of mysterious disease at Choto Khangrai and Bara Khangrai since June 13.

Panic gripped the entire Atharamura Hill range following death of two tribal villagers at Bilaihampara under Mungiakami block in Teliamura subdivision."

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