6 people succumb to diarrhoea in two weeks in tribal settlements in Tamil Nadu

Health officials said the consumption of contaminated water could be the reason for the tribal people suffering health complications.

ByPTI

Published Jun 09, 2024 | 10:14 AMUpdatedJun 09, 2024 | 1:56 PM

Diarrhoea. Representational Image. (iStock)

As many as six people have died due to diarrhoea in tribal settlements in the Erode district in Tamil Nadu over the past two weeks, Health officials said.

According to Health officials of the Thalavadi area in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR), four persons died on 24 May due to acute diarrhoea. On 5 June, two more persons lost their lives due to the same complaint, the officials added.

The deceased were from Thadasalatti and Ittrarai tribal settlements where hundreds of people involved in daily labour have been living for the past several years, they said.

On receipt of complaints from the tribal people and a social service organisation, health officials visited the villages, treated the ailing people, and conducted camps.

The officials said two persons were undergoing treatment in Sathyamangalam Government Hospital for diarrhoea and two others were admitted in Chamarajanagar Government Hospital for the same complaint.

Health officials said the consumption of contaminated water could be the reason for the tribal people suffering health complications.

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