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Diarrhoea patients on the rise in Srimangal tea estates

  • Published at 10:50 pm May 9th, 2019
File photo of tea garden workers at a tea plantation Syed Zakir Hossain/ Dhaka Tribune

Due to heat and lack of pure water, tea garden workers in Srimangal have been suffering from diarrhoea

The number of people suffering from diarrhoea in the tea gardens of Srimangal upazila in Moulvibazar has been increasing.

Tea garden workers have been suffering from diarrhoea due to excessive heat and lack of pure water. 

In the last one week, 92 diarrhoea patients have been admitted to different hospitals in Srimangal. One of them, Rajkumar, 60, has died.

At least 528 patients have been admitted to different local hospitals from April 1 to May 9, suffering from diarrhoea. Most of them are female tea garden workers and children.

Confirming that matter, Srimangal Upazila Health Complex Medical Officer Mohammad Mohsin said: “A total of 60 people were afflicted with diarrhoea on Thursday; diarrhoea has turned into an epidemic, especially in Baraoora Tea Estates in Moulvibazar.”

Physician of Baraoora Tea Estates, Dr Pradip Chakravarty, said: “Due to drought, the number of diarrhoea patients has been increasing.

“Many patients have been moved to other places for treatment, as there is intense pressure due to the number of patients in the garden.”