Pune: PMC begins door-to-door surveillance to check typhoid spread 

Pune: Typhoid Outbreak in Sadanand nagar Prompts PMC Action

Pune: Typhoid Outbreak in Sadanand nagar Prompts PMC Action

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On Friday, Pune Municipal Corporation swung into action and began door-to-door surveillance in the area. This action comes six days after an outbreak of typhoid was reported at the Sadanand Nagar building in Mangalwar Peth.

22 June 2024

Pune- After an outbreak of typhoid was reported at Sadanand Nagar, a building in Mangalwar Peth, the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) took action six days later and started surveillance in the area to identify potential typhoid cases.

Officials reported that the typhoid outbreak occurred at the Sadanand Nagar building, which has over 600 houses and is located near the Kamala Nehru Hospital (KNH). Between June 15 and 21, 20 children in the age range of 2-11 years were admitted to the pediatric ward of KNH Hospital. Of these, 19 children are from Sadanand Nagar, and one child is from Kondhwa. Currently, eight children are undergoing treatment at the hospital, while 12 children have been discharged at their parents’ request.

The PMC has deployed teams of over 12 people for surveillance in Sadanand Nagar. These teams include zonal medical officers, ward medical officers, nurses, and healthcare staff. A private non-government organization (NGO) has also offered assistance to the health officials. On Friday, the team visited a total of 591 houses. They provided medical assistance to 79 people with mild symptoms of typhoid and referred six patients with severe symptoms to KNH.

Dr. Suryakant Devkar, the assistant health officer of PMC, has announced that a field hospital was established at the Sadanand Nagar building on Friday. The health team, consisting of nurses, doctors, and paramedical staff, has initiated comprehensive surveillance in the area. They are conducting door-to-door visits in the building. Patients displaying mild typhoid-like symptoms are receiving medications and will be given follow-up calls after a couple of days, while serious patients are being referred to the New Naidu Hospital for further medical treatment.