More than 25 admitted to hospital with diarrhoea in Shella area

Shillong, July 5: Mustoh Village in East Khasi Hills district is dealing with a possible outbreak of Diarrhoea, informed Laitkynsew PHC medical officer Dr. Amazinglin Kharjana.

She informed that several patients, mostly children came to receive treatment for lose motion and vomiting on July 3rd.

On enquiry she found that patients had complained of the same on July 2nd as well. She revealed that patients from neighbouring villages like Tyrna and Sohsarat also came to the PHC for treatment.

In all she Dr. Kharjana informed that till Sunday, more than 50 people from Mustoh village, East Khasi Hills have come to the PHC at Laitkynsew.

The medical officer informed that some have also been admitted to Sohra Community Health Centre and a few more at Ichamati.

“We have admitted 11 patients at our PHC in Laitkynsew although our capacity is only eight bedded,” Dr. Kharjana said.

She added that in Sohra CHC, 19 patients have been admitted while five have been admitted in Ichamati PHC.

Meanwhile, health officials from Laitkynsew PHC and also, District Medical Health Officer, East Khasi Hills have gone to Mustoh village for preliminary investigation.

“When our team from Laitkynsew went there we were told by villagers that children while playing often feel thirsty and drink whatever water they find. Our initial reports says that this could be due to the water they drank,” Dr. Kharjana said.

She informed that on July 3 those who came to the PHC were mostly children, but on July 5 the elderly also started to come complaining of diarrhea.

Dr. Kharjana said that samples were taken and sent to Pasteur Institute, Shillong for testing but reports are still awaited.