Medical team goes by helicopter to treat diarrhoea patients in Sajek
Pinky Akhter, Rangamati
An outbreak of diarrhoea has occurred in the remote neighborhood of Sajek Union of Baghaichhari Upazila of Rangamati.
More than half a hundred people, including women, children and the elderly, are suffering from diarrhoea in Longthian neighborhood and surrounding villages.
This death occurred due to diarrhea in the remote Longthian Para area of Ward No. 7 of Sajek Union on Wednesday (June 7) in the morning and afternoon. The deceased are Gabati Bala Tripura (50) and Darung Tripura (60) of that area.Other infected are residents of nearby villages.
Two people, including a woman, died of diarrhea in the remote Longthian neighborhood of Sajek Union of Baghaichhari Upazila of Rangamati. Soon after this, the upazila administration and the army formed a medical team and provided medicine, food, saline and pure water.
Due to the lack of road communication, a medical team was sent to the Sealdah area of Sajek at 2 pm on Thursday (June 8) with the help of an army helicopter.
This team includes a captain medical officer of 5 Field Ambulance of the army and a medical team of Baghaichhari Upazila Health Complex.
Baghaichhari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Rumana Akhtar said, the area is very inaccessible. There is no alternative but to walk.
The disease is spreading mainly from drinking water. The medical team reached the spot in an army helicopter and started providing medical care. Hopefully the situation will return to normal within two days.