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Noida ‘fever’ deaths: Mahesh Sharma visits Sarfabad, assures residents of medical aid

Between August 11 to 24, residents claimed 10 persons died after they complained of bodyache and fever.

By: Express News Service | Noida |
August 28, 2016 2:12:45 am
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TWO DAYS after a team of doctors was constituted by the Gautam Budh Nagar administration to investigate the cause of at least 10 deaths in Noida’s Sarfabad village, Union Minister and BJP MP Mahesh Sharma visited the place Saturday afternoon and assured residents of medical help.

Between August 11 to 24, residents claimed 10 persons died after they complained of bodyache and fever.

A spokesperson for Kailash Hospital said Sharma told residents that the hospital would set up a camp in the village and offer free medical assistance. “Families of the deceased told the MP about the lack of hygiene in the village. They also claimed that fogging was not done properly as some areas were not covered during the exercise. Residents also demanded that a PHS centre be set up in the village. The minister has assured of all possible help,” added the spokesperson.

The investigation report is expected to be submitted to the district magistrate Sunday, said officials. Meanwhile, the team is yet to find a common cause for the deaths. “We have found that some persons had a history of heart and liver ailments, pancreatitis and epilepsy. We have asked their families for a detailed medical history. The cases will then be analysed by senior doctors,” said Deepak Kumar, Chief Medical Officer, Gautam Budh Nagar.

He added that blood samples of at least 50 residents have been sent for analysis but the reports do not show signs of any mosquito-borne or vector-borne disease.

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