Hyderabad: Contaminated water has claimed 108 lives in the state this year, according to figures stated in the Parliament by Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The city is not immune to the trend, and cases of diarrhoea and gastroenteritis seem to be high. City hospitals have registered about 1,200 cases of acute diarrhoeal diseases this year.
Dr Kiran Peddi, gastroenterologist at Global Hospitals, said that he has been attending to seven to 10 cases every week. “It is mostly diarrhoea or vomiting, or sometimes a combination of both, resulting in gastroenteritis. There are jaundice and typhoid cases as well,” Dr Peddi said.