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Cholera Outbreak in CM’s Constituency Leads to Officers Suspension


Nanjangud: A cholera outbreak in Tagaduru village, in Varuna Assembly constituency represented by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has resulted in the suspension of two government officials.


Several villagers reportedly contracted cholera after experiencing severe vomiting and diarrhea. Health officials attributed the outbreak to the consumption of contaminated water from malfunctioning hand pumps.

Following the outbreak, Dr. Yatindra Siddaramaiah, son of the Chief Minister and President of Ashraya Samiti, along with District In-charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa, visited Tagaduru to assess the situation.

Dr. Yatindra Siddaramaiah expressed his disappointment with the Gram Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) Divakar and Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer Poornima, holding them accountable for the lack of clean drinking water and proper sanitation in the village. He warned that such negligence, particularly in the Chief Minister’s home constituency, would not be tolerated and that stricter action could be taken.

Taking swift action, the Mysore Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Gayathri suspended both PDO Divakar and Assistant Executive Engineer Shivakumar of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, who were identified as primarily responsible for the situation.

The villagers are also questioning the continued service of Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer Poornima, citing her failure to ensure clean drinking water supply.

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