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Mysterious malady spreading fast in Khandela

Patient is under medical observation. Necessary medical tests have been conducted and anything can be said only after we receive the reports: Dr DS Meena

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Mysterious malady spreading fast in Khandela
A team of district health officers visited Rampura for taking samples and fogging the area
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The state health department is on its toes as outbreak of an unknown deadly disease is suspected in Khandela of Sikar, the constituency of Banshidhar Bajiya, Minister of State, medical and health. So far three deaths due to this mysterious malady have been registered in Rampura village and around three dozen people, mostly children, have been found to be under the grip of high fever and are having breathing problems.

A team of Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme (IDSP) collected samples from the area after uproar surfaced, but district health officials showed no concern for more than two months and took cognizance only after   minister Bajiya paid condolence to a family after their daughter died on Saturday.

Khandela is in panic ridden state after the death of three girls due to the unknown disease.

The recent death reported was that of Kajal Meena, a student of class VII in Rampura. Before this, one Tanu Kumawat died on Wednesday and on 14 August, Shashi Kanta Meena, a class IV student had died because of same reasons. Meanwhile, Jatin (9), brother of deceased Tanu, was admitted at Khandela CHC on Sunday.  On Saturday, when a team of doctors visited Kajal’s home, they found all eight family members laid up with high fever and facing breathing problems. Rekha, Kajal’s sister, was sent to SMS Hospital in Jaipur as her condition was serious. “She is under medical observation. Necessary medical tests have been conducted and anything about the disease could be said only after we receive the reports,” Dr DS Meena, superintendent, SMS Hospital.  Followed by the uproar, a team of 4 doctors, 32 technicians and ANMs with Sikar CM&HO, Deputy CM&HO and Block CM&HO visited the area for sampling and fogging.

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