Indore : Continuous rain definitely giving a reason for the denizens to celebrate as it was most awaited.

But, the health department officials also raised an alarm against water borne diseases and appealed to the people to remain safe and healthy.

The alarm is raised following two positive cases of cholera in the city.

According to Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme incharge Dr GL Sodhi, two patients, a two-year old boy, have been tested cholera positive.

“A two-year old boy of Teli Bakhal in Malharganj area and a 65-year old man of Rajendra Nagar have been tested cholera positive. Both the patients were admitted to Choithram Hospital on July 17 but they are discharged healthily from the hospital,” Dr Sodhi said.

He further said that due to the heavy rains, the cases of water borne diseases would increase in next few days.

“We have alerted our officials and directed them to take immediate action. We will send a team to the area for health check-up and will also distribute necessary medicines,” the IDSP incharge said. People should drink clean water and consume hygienic food for preventing the diseases, he said. The other water borne diseases are malaria, typhoid, dengue and others.

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