Jaundice Outbreak in Shopian – At least 2 Positive
An alarming outbreak of jaundice has been reported in Pahnoo village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, with two confirmed cases and several others exhibiting symptoms of the disease. This concerning development has sparked widespread fear and urgency within the community.
According to health officials, the screening process is currently underway, and cases are being closely monitored. However, residents have voiced their concerns, attributing the outbreak to the failure of the Jal Shakti Department in providing safe drinking water to the village. The situation is particularly distressing as a significant number of affected individuals are children, with reports of them testing positive for jaundice and experiencing related symptoms.
The gravity of the situation cannot be overstated, as residents are urgently calling upon the authorities to address this life-threatening issue with immediate effect. It has been emphasized that fever and vomiting are prevalent symptoms among the affected children, further escalating the need for prompt action.
The Block Medical Officer (BMO) of Shopian has reported the two confirmed jaundice cases and informed that teams have been dispatched to the village for sample collection, with the screening process actively ongoing. In light of these developments, the BMO has advised residents to consume boiled water and uphold stringent hygiene practices.
This is a critical moment that demands swift and decisive action. The residents’ plea for mass screening and the provision of potable water must be heeded without delay. The urgency of this matter cannot be overstated, and the authorities are urged to prioritize the health and safety of the community by addressing this pressing issue.
The situation calls for solidarity and immediate intervention. The health and well-being of the residents, particularly the vulnerable children, are at stake, and it is imperative that all necessary measures are taken to contain and mitigate the outbreak effectively.