The number of cholera cases continues to rise in Manimajra, with 14 new cases being reported in a day. So far, 26 cases have been reported from the area.
“Yesterday, there were 14 suspected cases of cholera. Today, their reports have come out to be positive. Apart from them, we have two more suspected cases in the Civil Hospital, Manimajra,” said Dr V K Gagneja, Director Health Services.
Out of the 26 cholera cases, one is from Subhash Nagar, one from Mauli Jagran and the rest 24 are from Indira Colony.
Further, 39 new diarrhoea cases were reported on Wednesday. On Saturday, the first cholera case from the Indira Colony was reported. The number rose to 26 within five days.
If the number continues to increase at this rate, the department might declare it an outbreak. For the last one month, the Civil Dispensary, Manimajra, has been witnessing a large number of diarrhoea cases.
The main source of water supply to the Indira Colony is tubewell number 6 and 7. Their water samples were taken by the UT Health Department for examination.
“On Wednesday, the report of water sample taken from tubewell number 7 came out to be negative. It means that the water has bacterial contamination. The report of tubewell number 6 is awaited,” said the DHS.
He said that both the tubewells were closed and water was supplied to the area by water tankers.