There has been a drastic increase in the waterborne diseases this summer. In Rajivnagar area of Ahmedabad, residents are harassed with the contaminated water and waterborne disease. There is an outburst of jaundice in the area and approximately 35 cases of jaundice are registered till now. Doctors themselves are accepting this but the authority is still negligent towards this.
There is no cleanliness and hygiene in the area and the contaminated water is the main reason behind this condition of the residents.
There are 300 families living in this area and their lives are at stake. When our team visited the area we found that one in each family suffers from one or the other disease. The government as well as private hospitals are flooded with patients.
When our team reached the area, authority started working towards cleaning the water and the area. The authority also distributed chlorine tablets in the houses.
When contacted the corporator he ensure that the water that is supplied is pure.
However, residents very clearly says that since many years the area does not receives pure water. This was accepted by the Primary Health Officer.
This was the first time that the drive of purity of water took place in this area for which residents thanked our team.