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Karnataka: Cholera spreading amid water crisis in Bengaluru, 47 girl students admitted to hospital

While people are facing water crisis in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru, 47 girl students were admitted to the hospital here after complaining of diarrhea and dehydration. Cholera has been confirmed among these girl students admitted in Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute. Officials gave this information on Saturday.

Dr. Padma MR of the State Surveillance Unit under the Health and Family Welfare Department said that the samples of two girl students have been found positive for cholera. After this incident, the Principal Secretary of the Medical Education Department and the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission inspected the hospital and hostel.

47 girl students admitted to Victoria Hospital
According to BMCRI Director Ramesh Krishna, 47 students of the institute’s women’s hostel were admitted to Victoria Hospital on Friday. All of them were suffering from diarrhea and dehydration. He said, 47 girl students of BMCRI hostel have been admitted to Victoria Hospital after complaining of diarrhea and weakness. Stool samples of all the patients were sent for testing. “As stated in the report, two girl students have been found to be suffering from cholera,” he said.

6 cases of cholera in the state
According to the information, till now 6 cases of cholera have been reported in the state. Amid reports that the scorching heat coupled with water shortage has raised fears of cholera outbreak, the department clarified that these cases are sporadic.