Bhubaneswar, March 25 -- On the heels of a diarrhoea outbreak in Sambalpur's Hirakud, the special medical team from Bhubaneswar will inspect the water purification system in the town on Monday.

The medical team is scheduled to collect samples of drinking water from the purification centre and send it to the lab for test.

As per reports, the cumulative figure of diarrhoea-infected patients in Hirakud reached 172 on Monday. With no substantial increase in new patients in Hirakud Hospital, it may be said that the diarrhoea situation is gradually coming under control.

Doctor Pravas Debta from Sambalpur, who had come to Hirakud four days back, also got infected with diarrhoea after consuming water here.

Speaking to OTV, Debta said, "I came...