Water contamination: Health team visits affected areas

AMRITSAR: We will ask MC officials to get the water from the area tested and take immediate measures if sewage is found in drinking water.

Hepatitis cases have surfaced due to it in affected areas

We will ask MC officials to get the water from the area tested and take immediate measures if sewage is found in drinking water. Dr Madan Mohan, District Epidemiologist

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 15

A team of health officials, led by District Epidemiologist Dr Madan Mohan, visited Nehru Colony, Friends Avenue and other nearby areas as residents had been complaining regarding the outbreak of hepatitis due to contaminated water supply.

Dr Madan Mohan said, "The visit was paid after receiving complaints from residents. We have not come across any new case of hepatitis but we have asked residents to take precautions. Medicines for water purification have also been distributed.”

Residents say that the potable water is getting mixed with sewage due to which the disease is being spread. "We have brought the issue to the notice of MC officials but to no avail," they said.

Dr Madan Mohan said they would also ask MC officials to get the water from the area tested and take immediate measures if sewage is found in drinking water.

The epidemiologist said that in case of any problem, residents should visit the nearest government health facility. “We have not found any case related to the chronic problem here but as the residents are apprehensive, we will keep a close watch,” he added.

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