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Diarrhoea outbreak grips Rangamati

Locals claim the water-borne disease was reported after days of rain

Update : 29 May 2022, 07:29 PM

A school student died and another 70 people had been afflicted with diarrhoea in Jurachhari upazila in Rangamati in the last two days, health officials said on Sunday.

Rangabi Chakma, a second-grader from Amtala village, was reported to have died from diarrhoea on Friday, said Dr Ananya Chakma, health officer of Jurachhari Upazila Health Complex. 

Authorities at Jurachhari Health Complex rushed five medical teams to provide medical treatment to the diarrhoea patients in the affected villages, some of them in remote hills.

Ten patients from the hilly Amtala village under the Moidang union of the upazila were sent to Rangamati hospital on Friday.

Mangal Chakma, assistant headmaster of Amtala Badalhatchhara Government Primary School, said the water-borne disease was reported after days of rain.

During a recent visit to the Upazila Health Complex, this UNB correspondent learnt that the number of diarrhoea patients is increasing day by day.

 Sanjarika Chakma, mother of a two-year-old boy Amar Shanti Chakma, said that her son has been undergoing treatment at the hospital for the last two days.

The child is recovering, she said, adding that her parents-in-law have been down with the disease.

Dr Ananya Chakma said the medical teams will stay in the areas until the situation improves.

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