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

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

By: Express News Service | Noida |
August 28, 2016 1:52:18 am
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TWO DAYS after a team of doctors was constituted by 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 of Sarfabad village claimed that 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 a team of senior doctors,” said Deepak Kumar, Chief Medical Officer, Gautam Budh Nagar district.

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

Jitendra Yadav, a resident, said, “Those who died belonged to various age groups. There might be one or two cases where the person had a heart ailment or other such diseases. But all of them showed similar symptoms of fever and bodyache.”

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