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Water contamination triggers AGE outbreak

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By EMN Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:45 pm
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Deputy Commissioner, Mon, W Honje Konyak, addressing the Mon DPDB meeting on August 16 in his office conference hall.

Dimapur, August 16 (EMN): Following recent outbreak of Acute Gastro Enteritis (AGE)- a water borne disease- in Wanching village under Mon district, it was found that five out of the six water sources were contaminated for which the Medical and PHE Departments had chlorinated all the water sources.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Mon, Dr. Akaba Jamir informed this at the monthly meeting of the Mon District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) on August 16 held in the Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall.
Dr. Akaba Jamir said the department, in collaboration with the PHE Department, Mon division, checked the water sources and found that out of six water sources of the villages, five sources were contaminated. He added that the concerned departments had chlorinated all the water sources.
Deputy Commissioner and Vice-Chairman DPDB, Mon, W Honje Konyak congratulated all the departments especially the Medical department for their timely response and also conveyed his appreciation to the village for their active participation. He also congratulated the members for successful conduct of the Independence Day celebration in Mon headquarter and sub – divisions.
During the discussion, the Board recommended registration of Christian Rural Care Society, Aboi. Divisional Forest Officer, Mon, Ao Chuba, made a power point presentation on “Climate change – its impact on earth.”
Meanwhile, the members resolved to plant at least one sapling in and around Mon town either in their office compound, residence or along the road side. The house entrusted Social Welfare department to highlight their activities in the next DPDB meeting.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:45:24 pm