Contaminated water is causing a stir in Hyderabad. One person has died due to contamination of drinking water supply in Guttala Begumpet. More than 200 people have fallen ill. Another is that the situation is toxic. Victims allege that they ignored the Waterworks staff when they were told that the drinking water had been stinking for a few days. Bhimaya (27) died after drinking contaminated water in Vaddera Basti in Guttalabegampet, Madhapur. His two-year-old son fell seriously ill.
A woman from Vaddera Colony, who was being treated at Kondapur Area Hospital, is in critical condition. Among the victims were 11 children. They all suffer from cold, high fever and vomiting. As the number of victims increased by the hour from night to hour, doctors were saying to take those who were serious to private hospitals.
Victims say the water changes color and smells after 15 days. How many times have the authorities ignored the said locals. The victim’s family members have been saying for days that the contaminated water is coming. No matter how many times I told the linemen to leave the water, they would not care.
Officials want to buy a water filter and drink it. Ivalemo says not to even bathe with that water. Saying not to bathe for so many days. Bhimaya along with his two children were taken seriously yesterday and we took them to the hospital. In the meantime, Bhimaya vomited a lot and was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. The Kondapur Area Hospital Superintendent said that more people were coming to Madaggari with vomiting, diarrhea and stomach ache and today 43 people were given treatment in Basti.
Those who are serious are being rushed to the hospital. Food or water poisoning seems to have occurred. Everyone is being admitted to the hospital with the same symptoms. We are discharging those who have recovered. Children are intolerant and we are treating them. ICU arrangements have been made for those who are serious. Meanwhile, BJP leaders have lodged a complaint with the police over contaminated water in Guttala Begumpet Basti. A similar situation seems to have arisen due to a lack of coordination between GHMC and Waterworks officials. BJP leaders have lodged a complaint with the Madhapur police seeking registration of a case against Waterworks MD.