Cholera Scare in Pimpri Chinchwad: Two Patients in Bhosari ICU, Water Supply Under Scrutiny

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Pimpri Chinchwad, 12th June 2024: Two individuals from the Bhosari area of Pimpri Chinchwad have been diagnosed with cholera, a waterborne disease. Both patients are currently undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while samples from three others have been sent to the laboratory for examination.

The outbreak is believed to have originated from a tap installation by a resident in Dhawade Wasti, Bhosari, connected to the Water Supply Department of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). A leakage in the channel during the installation process may have led to water contamination, resulting in cholera cases. The affected individuals are receiving treatment at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial (YCM) Hospital of the PCMC.

In response to the situation, the Health Department has instructed the Water Supply Department to conduct thorough testing on water from the Dhawade Wasti area. Additionally, health officials are surveying Bhosari to assess the extent of the issue. Dr. Lakshman Gophane, Medical Officer of the PCMC Health Department, emphasized the importance of precautions to prevent further spread, including boiling water before consumption.

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The incident underscores the critical need for vigilance in monitoring water quality and ensuring public health safety in the region.