Latehar: In the past three months in Serendag panchayat located in the Heranj block of this district seven children have lost their lives due to a mysterious illness.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren today himself took cognizance of the matter and asked the Latehar DC to form a special team and take necessary action to stop such incidents and if more help of any kind is needed than he should inform accordingly.
Yesterday Latehar Civil Surgeon SP Sharma had reached the village along with his medical team and interacted with the families who have lost their children. The team also conducted a medical examination of 21 children out of which blood samples of 3 children have been sent to RIMS Ranchi.
Since November 2019 in the village seven children, less than seven years old have died due to mysterious disease. The civil surgeon said that probe at the local level has not been able to reveal the reasons for death and the Health Department will be also informed in this regard.