More than half of the water samples collected by the health department in Gurugram from residential colonies, government schools, outside metro station failed to clear the quality test. As many as 75 water samples were collected to check the quality out of which 40 failed, the remaining also did not clear the test and were marked as suspect. Some of the samples were taken from government schools which were near the civil hospitals. These samples were collected from 13 sites including Sikandarpur, Khandsa, Civil Lines, Dundahera, however, samples from private schools were not taken.
This revelation came when the results of the sample collected were released last week. There is already a rise of 30% in the number of people suffering from water-borne diseases in the city and now the new test result has increased the worries of the residents’.
This year as many as 13,420 patients have been admitted to government hospitals due to diseases related to poor water quality. In the month of May, about 2,345 cases of diarrhoea were registered which led to health department conducting this survey. Also, in the coming days, the situation is going to worse as soon the monsoon will arrive.
Ram Prakash Rai, epidemic in-charge, civil hospital, Gurgaon, said. “Most of the (drinking water) samples collected by us failed the quality test. We will send a comprehensive report to Huda and the MCG on the samples collected and how they fared in the quality test. It is evident that the water supplied in most sites from where we collected the samples is unfit to drink”.
(Source: Hindustan Times)