Kidney stone cases rise in drought-affected Latur

In drought-hit Latur, kidney stone and urinary tract infection cases have significantly risen due to consumption of bore well water.

“The administration is supplying impure water and due to lack of surface water, people are forced to drink water from borewells,” urologist Dr Hansraj Baheti of Latur said.

“This water contains very high level of salts, calcium and oxalates, which make the water hard and people more prone to kidney stone formation,” Baheti said. “Also, scorching heat is causing de-hydration, which leads to serious health hazards like increase in urinary stones and urinary tract infections,” he said. “The number of patients suffering from kidney stone has increased by more than two-folds this year,” Baheti said.

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