New Chalkot villagers suffer due to contaminated water

New Chalkot villagers suffer due to contaminated water
Assam Rifles health personnel attend to villagers of New Chalkot village in Peren on April 30.


Peren, May 1 (MExN): The people of New Chalkot village in Peren have reportedly been “severely affected” by acute gastroenteritis due to water contamination.


“Due to heavy rainfall all potable water sources of the village were badly contaminated and villagers were severely affected by this contaminated water,” stated a press release from Ngulkhoneh Hangsing, village council chairman, New Chalkot.


It informed that around 12:00 pm on April 30 a distress help call to Chief Medical Officer, Peren and Assam Rifles Post, Ahthibung was given when the conditions of the villagers became critical.


“With timely response from both Government agencies in this bad phase of time, the situation was brought under control,” it stated.


Two teams led by Dr. Vezokholu Khamo, Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre (PHC), Ahthibung and Dr. Ramhhgum, Community Health Centre, Jalukie along with BFNA (Battalion Field Nursing Assistant) of AR reached the village in due time and treated 37 severely affected villagers, according to the release.


“The situation in New Chalkot is now under control and adequate medicines were given to village ASHA to counter such criticality in future by the Government agencies,” it was informed.


The village council chairman has expressed gratitude to the government agencies for their timely medical assistance and also conveyed the expectations of the villagers for any medical help in near future.