User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Water-Borne-Diseases
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Speak up Delhi: Unending woes of Sangam Vihar residents, no relief from AAP government 16.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Nestled in posh south Delhi, Sangam Vihar which is touted to be one of the biggest unauthorised colonies in the country is a picture of utter neglect. Grappling with acute power and water shortage, the area has a host of other problems that have forced its residents to live in extremely deplorable conditions. The colony is notorious for water shortage every summer season. The problem is so drastic that fights over water erupt regularly. A man was murdered in June over a dispute that was triggered by laying of water, showing how life here was cheaper than water. Residents claim that it has been more than 15 years that they have been waiting for pipelines to be laid but the ruling parties have failed to keep their promise.  The shortage has led to influential people forming their gangs to provide water to residents, and this too results in gun battles during peak summer season. While they struggle for water to run in taps, the monsoon brings its own share of woes for them with flooded roads. A short spell ...
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Rajasthan: Campaign to prevent seasonal diseases 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Around 35 lakh houses across the state were surveyed with the aim of prevention of seasonal diseases and other diseases like diabetes and hypertension during the campaign named ‘Mera Gaon-Swasth Gaon’ (My village-healthy village) under the ‘Nyay Aapke Dwar’ campaign. The campaign was conducted by the state’s Health and Family Welfare Department from May 1 to June 30 in which the health of people across the state was checked.   “The motive of the campaign was to cover 75% population of the state that live in rural areas. Our government is committed to ensure public health and I congratulate the team for successfully completing the campaign,” Kalicharan Saraf, health minister said.  “During the two-month long campaign, 2.83 lakh village health, sanitation and nutrition committee members were sensitized about the prevention of seasonal diseases,” Veenu Gupta, additional chief secretary, Health said. “Under the campaign, 9.64 lakh water tanks, 9.71 lakh coolers and 7.26 lakh water bodies were examined for ...
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Reduce high sodium levels 8.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Reduce high sodium levels
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Mammoth medical operation awaits trapped Thai cave boys 7.7.2018 Zee News : World
With oxygen levels dropping and rainstorms forecast, time is running out on a plan to teach the boys - some as young as 11 and not strong swimmers - to make a dive through narrow, waterlogged passageways that would challenge experienced cavers.
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Medical camp held at Kwatha 5.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Medical camp held at Kwatha
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Speak up Delhi: Monsoons bring back the fear of vector-borne diseases in Capital 2.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
As the monsoon season arrives, so does all the problems associated with it. The major ones being the potholes on the roads and mosquitoes that cause vector-borne diseases. Many roads in the national Capital have the pits that are overlooked and are now becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes thus causing diseases. More than 40 cases of malaria and 14 cases of chikungunya have already been reported in the city till June 23, and despite this, the open pits on roads and construction sites are left ignored. The season for the vector-borne diseases typically starts in mid-July and lasts till November-end. In order to take precautionary measures, the government has directed all hospitals to increase their bed capacity by 20 per cent. Of the total 40 malaria cases, 19 were reported on June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February. Of the 28 dengue cases this season, six were reported in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and 10 in May and six in June, according to the ...
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Is the Delhi ready to deal with monsoon mayhem? 2.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
The people of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) got some relief from the scorching heat last week with the monsoon finally arriving but with that has begun the harrowing experience of water-logged roads and hours-long traffic jams. Like every year, this year too, one question that is bothering residents is how well prepared is Capital and NCR to face the monsoon and tackle its menace. Life literally comes to a standstill with severe waterlogging. The rains also cause power outages that last several hours. Normal life is thrown out of gear when water pipes explode and the water is so contaminated that it is unfit for drinking or using for household chores. Potholes and pits overflow with dirty water which spills onto the streets. These are potential breeding ground for mosquitoes and leads to the spreading of vector-borne diseases. The Public Works Department has approved nearly Rs 4.93 crore for executing the work of strengthening of roads and construction of footpaths and drains in various ...
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GTV Mission camps held 29.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
GTV Mission camps held
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Ahmedabad: Wastewater irrigation also leads to diarrhea! 27.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A study has found that a large portion of Ahmedabad's farming population relies on water unsuitable for irrigation, which has had significant adverse health effects on them. The year long study covered 187 households from four communities that used surface water, groundwater and wastewater for irrigation. Apart from getting reports about the health of the households, the study also analysed the water samples for E.coli and found that in all the three water sources, the average E-coli numbers per 100 ml exceeded the international irrigation water standard. The study also found a positive correlation between irrigation water quality and incidence of diarrhea. The study found that the incidence of diarrhea in areas that used groundwater (7.92 episodes/1000 person-week) was lesser than those that used wastewater (13.1 episodes) and surface water (13.4 episode). Overall, the incidence of diarrhea in the study sample was 11.5 episodes/1,000 person-weeks. Based on the microbiological assessment, the average E. ...
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Tainted by uranium: On groundwater contamination 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The groundwater contamination across India must be probed, and safe sources identified
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‘Unhygienic hostels need immediate attention’ 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Students falling victim to viral fevers, says Sankara Rao
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4-year-old dies after drinking well’s polluted water 25.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Panic spread in Nazirabad village after a four-year-old girl Radhika Ahirwar, daughter of Babulal Ahirwar of Nazirabad village in Bairasia tehsil, died after drinking contaminated water of a well on Saturday morning. Ten other people in the village had been taken ill. Among those taken ill were Rajni Ahirwar (25), Mishrilal Ahirwar (62), […]
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High alert against spread of communicable diseases 24.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Cleaning activities, drives to eradicate mosquitos being taken up
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Efforts on to curb spread of epidemics in Hailakandi dist 24.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Efforts on to curb spread of epidemics in Hailakandi dist
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Hodeidah Port Battle: Amidst constant bombardment, residents suffer lack of... 23.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Hodeidah Port Battle: Amidst constant bombardment, residents suffer lack of...
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TN to get ₹2,685 cr. WB aid 23.6.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
It will be utilised for the Health Systems Reforms project
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Fluoride-hit Rajupalem thirsts for a few pots of safe drinking water 22.6.2018 Hindu: National
One or two persons from every family suffer from fluorosis and are bedridden
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Relief materials 22.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Relief materials
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Saudi Arabia-led coalition seizes Hodeidah airport 20.6.2018 Hindu: International
Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition
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Give lot of water to those suffering from sickle cell 20.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The parents and guardians of children suffering from sickle cell have to make frequent rounds of hospitals which is a sad experience for them. Pediatrician Dr. RK Yadav said this while addressing a workshop for the guardians organized on the eve of World Sickle Cell Day. He said an insufficient amount of water […]
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