Doctors have advised people to adopt precautionary measures to protect themselves against these indications.
Mumbai: Since the beginning of summer, there has been an uptick in instances of diarrhoea, dehydration and vomiting, what with people consuming outside liquids that carry bacteria leading to such troubles. Doctors have advised people to adopt precautionary measures to protect themselves against these indications.
In the last two weeks, over 100 patients have approached government hospitals, complaining of dehydration due to heat and abdominal pain. Every day, as many as 80 patients have been visiting the outpatient department (OPDs) of civic hospitals with complaints of dehydration, fever, nausea and abdominal pain. In March and April this year, nearly 100 cases of diarrhoea, dehydration and vomiting have been recorded as compared to 60 in the corresponding period last year. Most of these cases are due to eating spicy or unhygienic outside food.
Dr Avinash Supe, dean, KEM Hospital and director, major hospitals, said, “There has been an increase in frequency of patients visiting whereas 10 cases of diarrhoea are reported in a day. But with temperatures rising, more than 20 patients suffering from dehydration or diarrhoea are visiting the OPD daily. Our advice to people is to increase water intake to avoid complications arising out of dehydration.”
Dr Om Shrivastava, consultant for infectious diseases, said, “As there are fluctuations in temperature and people who stay out for work get thirsty, they prefer to drink outside liquids which are unhygienic and lead to complications.”