37-year-old tribal woman dies after consuming contaminated water

Ratlam : A 37-year-old tribal woman Mansu Bai Bhabhar of village Natwarpura in Sailana died tehsil recently due to vomiting and dysentery, which was caused due to polluted drinking water in the village.

18 other residents of the village also became victim of illness. Reports reaching here said that the tribal woman died after struggling for 48 years as no medical aid was available to her.

When the report of death of a woman reached to administration, it swung into action and thereafter looking after of other affected could begin. The village is located just 17 KM from the tehsil headquarter of Sailana .

According to informants, residents of the village consumed the polluted water of a hand pump, which started delivering contaminated water during the rains.

Meanwhile, the MLA Sailana Ms Sangeeta Charel reached at the community health centre on Monday and took information about the pollution affected tribal persons.

Every year due to polluted drinking water, incidents of people falling ill take place but the administration hardly takes any action to create timely awareness amongst the rural people in particular.

Residents of Navtarpurva, depend on a hand pump for consuming water. The hand pump water comes from the below, where water from a drain might have crept in and polluted it in the rainy season.

Village has two hand pumps and residents are fully depending on their water. In previous years too such incidents occurred in the tribal belts of Bajna where the hand pump water got polluted and people fell ill.

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