A medical camp has been set up at Thumminda village in Chittoor district after a diarrhoea outbreak that has affected 30 villagers and led to one suspected death. (Representational image: DC)
Tirupati: A medical camp has been set up at Thumminda village in Chittoor district after a diarrhoea outbreak that has affected 30 villagers and led to one suspected death.
According to health officials, the outbreak started after sporadic rains hit the region last week. It came to light after an elderly woman died exhibiting symptoms of diarrhoea on November 3. Following this, district immunisation officer P. Ravi Raju inspected Thumminda and advised setting up a medical camp for round-the-clock treatment of the affected villagers.
"The medical camp is functioning 24/7 and arrangements are in place to provide healthcare to patients. Barring one suspected death, the situation is under control now. We have sent water samples for testing," said district medical and health officer O. Prabavathi Devi.
The health department has increased surveillance in the region to curb the outbreak. Officials assured that all necessary steps are being taken to provide medical aid to the villagers and prevent the spread of diarrhoea in Thumminda and nearby areas.