Health staff on alert in Poonch after 300 cases of diarrohea diagnosed in one week

Jammu, May 23: Over 300 cases of diarrohea in the past one-week were reported in bordering belt of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, while the district administration has sounded an alert and cancelled the leaves of health officials.

“We have received inputs from the district regarding diarrohea cases but they are not of serious nature,” M K Bhandari, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Province here today told Media Sources.

Mr Bhandari said that patients are being treated timely and there is also no shortage of medicines.

“We have ensured to all the health centres in the district to remain alert and keep medicines available with them to treat the epidemic,” said Mr Bhandari.

The Divisional Commissioner however, said that there is nothing to panic and situation is under control.

“There are reports coming from Mendhar of diarrohea cases but all measures are being taken,” Mohammad Haroon Malik, Deputy Commissioner Malik here told Media Sources.

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