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200 villagers in grip of mysterious fever
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Nahan, May 7
Mysterious fever has gripped more than 200 residents of Kamrou village in Paonta subdivision. Many of the patients are reported to be very serious and have been referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. An epidemic-like situation is reported in the village.

For the past two weeks no high-level medical team has visited the village and no arrangements have been made for the treatment of villagers. Those visiting the Kamrou Primary Health Centre with symptoms of fever, nausea and headache are being given Malaria tablets. Many villagers have been admitted to private hospitals in Vikas Nagar, Herburtpur, Paonta Sahib and Yamunanagar.

When contacted, Mr V.K. Chopra, Chief Medical Officer, Sirmaur, said he was leaving for Kamrou village to take stock of the situation.

The report had said there were several confirmed cases of Typhoid. The health authorities had sent sample of the village water to a laboratory. 
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Ex-minister Dalal booked for graft

Chandigarh, May 7
Mr Karan Singh Dalal, a minister in the erstwhile Bansi Lal-led Haryana Vikas Party and BJP coalition government has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau (HSVB) police station at Rohtak.

The HSVBs spokesman said here today that it had unearthed a case of misuse of power by Mr Dalal as Agriculture and Forest Minister during 1996-99. The misuse of power was for personal gains which eventually caused huge losses of Rs 16,63,794 to the state exchequer in purchase of bio-fertilisers from his close associate, proprietor of Bharat Bio Fertilisers, Panipat.

This, the spokesman alleged was done in connivance with the officers and officials of the then Forest Department. UNIBack

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