More Medical teams visit area where minor sisters died of unknown disease

Medical team examining children in the village where two sisters died of unknown disease.
Medical team examining children in the village where two sisters died of unknown disease.

Excelsior Correspondent

REASI, Dec 16: Even as the visiting Medical teams in Dhanore and adjoining villages in tehsil Arnas, where two minor sisters died because of unknown ailment on Friday, have ruled out spread of diphtheria, necessary vaccination of children in the area is being done as precautionary measure.
Today more Medical teams from Directorate of Health Services Jammu and District Hospital Reasi visited Dhanore, Reasi and examined the suspected patients.
The DHS team was represented by Dr Anila Koul (State Epidemiologist) and Dr Shamim. The DH Reasi team comprised of Dr Rakesh Raina (Consultant Physician), Dr Rohit Chib (Consultant Paediatrician) and Bashir (Sr Laboratory Technician).
BMO Mahore and Dr Rohit (MO Arnas) also accompanied the Medical teams while Laboratory Technician Arnas Sanjay Sharma also was involved in the exercise. “Surveillance and screening of suspected patients, especially children was carried out by the Medical teams, which ruled out spread of diphtheria in the area,” Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Sagar Dattatray Doifode told the Excelsior.
Though detailed postmortem report of the deceased sisters was yet awaited, the preliminary examinations hint that the duo died of tuberculosis as their mother was also a patient of the same disease, the DC further said.
As already reported, mystery shrouded the death of two minor sisters because of an undiagnosed disease in far-flung village Dhanour on last Friday thus prompting the District administration to be on alert and sending a special medical team to visit the hamlet for ascertaining the cause of death.
The Medical teams are still camping the area.