Hyderabad: Telangana Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao stated that the state is experiencing an increase in typhoid cases due to people becoming ill after eating panipuri sold by roadside vendors who lack hygiene.
In the tweet from the official handle of the EVDM Director, it was pointed out that moderate rainfall over the city might occur in the next 12 hours.
“Moderate rainfall coupled with strong gusty winds may be present across the city for the next 12 hours. Treefalls may be expected. Citizens may plan their commute accordingly. DRF teams on high alert and attending to emergency calls,” the director said.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert in the city on Tuesday stating that heavy rain is very likely to occur in isolated places.
He asked panipuri vendors to make the recipe with boiled water. “Even vendors must ensure that the selling points on roads are clean and free of flies and mosquitoes,” he said.
Rao joked that eating panipuri costs Rs 10,000 for hospital bills but one only needs to spend Rs 10. He urged private hospitals to avoid turning away patients by advising against pointless lab tests. “People become ill with monsoon-related illnesses like typhoid, cholera, and malaria,” he said.