KOZHIKODE: Migrant labourers from two buildings in Thengilakkadavu in Mavoor Panchayat were evicted after cases of cholera were reported from the area among the workers. Nearly 100 migrants were staying in the two buildings under unhygienic conditions. The water samples tested at the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) confirmed the presence of vibrio cholarae. Panchayat officials sealed the two buildings which were overcrowded. The Panchayat Board meeting to be held on Tuesday will decide further action on other similar buildings.
Meanwhile, District Medical Officer Dr V Jayashree who visited the spot along with the District Surveillance team, said that the disease was under control. “All seven persons reported with cholera infection have now recovered and no further case has been reported. We have also issued directions to doctors and health workers to continue with intense preventive measures and observation,” the DMO said in a press release. The Health department has also directed that water from wells where samples detected the presence of vibrio cholarae not be used until further orders.