New bacterial infection appears, nothing to worry assures doctors


As the health department of the state has been found trying relentlessly to prevent any Malaria out-break in the state, a new water-borne disease, initially identified as a “bacterial infection” appeared to have poised a new problem before the medicos of Amarpur sub-division. Though, the disease has similar symptoms of “Diptheria”, after diagnosis it was cleared that there was nothing serious.

Reportedly, since last week more than ten patients including children from Kumra ADC village of Amarpur got admitted in Amarpur sub-divisional hospital with similar problems. “It was noted that each of the patients had problems of nasal discharge, sore throat and hoarseness, high fever and cold. Sensing trouble, we referred all the patients to IGM hospital Agartala. But, the feedback from the part of Agartala that stated there was nothing to worry about acted as a sigh of relief for us” said an on-duty doctor of Amarpur hospital.

On the other hand, on-duty doctors of IGM hospital said, altogether 10 patents were referred to us from Amarpur. All of them are recovering well. Initially we also thought of Diptheria following the symptoms. But, after blood tests it became clear that it was a sort of bacterial infections. All the patients have recovered. And there is nothing to be worried about.

However, Chief Medical Officer, Niromohan Jamatia, said, the disease papered as a big challenge before us. As the health department is working tirelessly to prevent media, any kind of outbreak would have caused serious problems for the doctors. And, fortunately the situation is under control now.   

On the ongoing process of organizing medical camps in the interior pockets, he said, since last one month twelve days medical camps are being organized in interior areas of the district. Almost ninety percent blood samples have been screened. The ratio of Pf/Pv positivity was also recorded less this year. Near about, eleven hundred people were found and they were constantly being provided medical attention he added.