Contaminated Water Leaves 30 People Ill in Raichur Village, Authorities Investigate

Contaminated Water Consumption in Raichur Village Causes Illness in 30 Individuals, Authorities Initiate Investigation

Affected Individuals Hospitalized in Raichur and Surrounding Areas

Officials reported that approximately 30 individuals, including women and children, have fallen ill after consuming contaminated water in Rekalamaradi village located in Raichur district. The affected individuals have been immediately shifted to the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and other nearby hospitals in Arakera and Devadurga for necessary medical treatment.

Gram Panchayat Officials Blamed for Negligence

Local villagers have expressed their dissatisfaction and placed the blame on Gram Panchayat officials, accusing them of negligence in maintaining the quality of drinking water. Responding to the situation, health department officials promptly arrived at the scene and are currently present in the village, actively addressing the issue.

Authorities Respond with Investigations and Alternative Water Arrangements

In response to the incident, local authorities, including the police, have visited the village to assess the situation. Alternative arrangements for drinking water have been made to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents. Initial investigations suggest that the drinking water supply may have been contaminated by waste water. The authorities are conducting a thorough inquiry to determine the exact cause and prevent any further health risks.

Previous Water Contamination Incident in Raichur

This recent incident follows a similar water contamination episode in Raichur town in June 2022. Three individuals lost their lives, and over 60 people, including 23 children, were hospitalized due to consuming contaminated water at that time. The then Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai, had announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased. Raichur district, known for its backwardness, continues to face challenges in ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water.

The authorities are actively investigating the current situation in Rekalamaradi village to identify the root cause of the water contamination and take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents in the future. It is crucial to prioritize the well-being and health of the affected individuals and implement long-term solutions to ensure the availability of clean drinking water for all residents of Raichur district.