20 diarrhoea deaths reported from Mainpat; state administration rejects claim

20 deaths have been reported from Mainpat region in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh due to diarrhoea in the last 15 days.
However, according to the state administration, only five diarrhoea deaths have been reported from the region while 15 others were reported due to other diseases having similar symptoms as that of diarrhoea.
20 diarrhoea deaths reported from Mainpat; state administration rejects claim
Meanwhile, the tourist inflow at Mainpat, Shimla of Chhattisgarh, has not seen a decrease due to the outbreak of the disease.
On the issue, Opposition leader and Congress MLA Amajit Bhagat slammed the government and said, “Occurrence of such deaths is unfortunate. Instead of claiming the responsibilty and taking preventive steps, the government is playing games on it.”
State Health Director R Prasanna and Health Secretary Subrat Sahu will visit the area on Tuesday, informed the local health administration of Mainpat.