Fever epidemic reported at Gandacherra

AGARTALA:

With the onset of dry spell like previous years this time again an epidemic like situation prevailed at Rajdhan Para under Kalyan Singh ADC village of Gandacherra subdivision, 23 kilometers away from the sub-division headquarters, since last few weeks.

According to reports, more than 100 patients had been already admitted to the Gandacherra sub-division hospital suffering from high fever but many more remained deprived of any medical attention.

Sources said, due to the elections the vehicular activities connecting Kalyan Singh and Gandacherra went to a halt. Due to this, the people residing in the area could not manage to access the medical facilities which were largely centered round the subdivision headquarters.

Locals alleged, though the situation was turning worse with every passing day and no administrative steps seemed be forthcoming soon, in view of the parliamentary elections.

Doctors of the Gandacherra sub-divisional hospital also did not take any active measures to bring the situation under control. Even, no political leader had visited the place, as yet.

Some of the sources also informed this newspaper that a good number resident of the area finding no other solution opted for quack treatment instead proper medical attention. So far, none of the medical officer could be reached to comment on the situation but speculations are widespread the people Rajdhan para are all set to boycott elections slated to held on April 23 next. Notably, in Rajdhan para altogether 52 families use to live and all of them belong to Tripura community.