My Republica, 28 May 2018
A diarrhea epidemic broke out at various parts of Shantinagar Rural Municipality- 3 and 4 in west Dang has come under control.
According to local representative Kaman Singh Dangi, 1,202 people of 887 households of Patetakura and Akali were affected by the disease till Sunday. Among them, one is being treated in Nepalgunj, 14 have been admitted to the Rapti Zonal Hospital and 10 are undergoing treatment at the City Hospital, Tulsipur. Remaining others have already returned home.
Meanwhile, precaution has been taken to stop the possible spread of the disease. Consumption of water from the local Maili River has been stopped. Supply of water from tankers in Tulsipur to the affected areas continues. Schools have been closed. Separate medical teams from the Nepal Army and government hospitals are rendering medical care to the affected.
Earlier on Sunday, every family in the affected zone were provided a bucket, soap and water purifiers.