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National Journal of Community Medicine

Letter to Editor

Year: 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 10 | Page No: 343-344

Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities among Slum Dwellers in a South Indian City

Author: Satyajit Pattnaik1, Dhananjaya Sharma2

Affiliation:

1Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Great Eastern Medical School & Hospital, Srikakulam

2Professor & HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Great Eastern Medical School & Hospital, Srikakulam

Abstract:

There is a great thrust for improving water and sanitation facilities in the community since 2014. The present study was aimed at assessing the water and sanitation facilities among slum households in an urban area. The design was a cross-sectional study covering 750 households in an urban area in South India. Data were gathered using a structured questionnaire on the source of drinking water and sanitary facility in the households. Out of all households surveyed, 743(99.1%) were using an improved source of water for drinking and 742(98.9%) were using septic tank as their main sanitation facility. Our study concludes that most of the household in the urban slum have improved the water and sanitation facility

Keywords: sanitation, water supply, urban, slums

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20210916095130


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