20 more diarrhoea cases come to fore in Zirakpur

20 more diarrhoea cases come to fore in Zirakpur

A team of health officials collects a water sample at Peermuchalla, Zirakpur, on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL

Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, September 14

Twenty new cases of diarrhoea were reported from Peermuchalla and 12 patients were hospitalised today, said the Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Adarshpal Kaur. Four patients were hospitalised at the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital.

Despite diarrhoea cases being reported in hundreds in the area till now, the Zirakpur administration and Municipal Council officials maintained that no leakage or contamination of water had been found in pipelines so far.

Samples of the MC water supply and individual submersible pumps were collected today from various places.

Jagjit Singh Jajj, in-charge of the water supply in Zirakpur, said, “Tankers have been stationed at various places to supply water to residents. We are actively working to check leakages.”

Meanwhile, residents of the area continued to visit the medical camp set up at the community centre. However, the rush at the Dhakoli hospital continues to grow.

Dhakoli hospital SMO Pommy Chatrath said the patients were reporting abdominal pain and fever. The blood and stool sample reports will be received in a day or two.

“Residents have been generally complaining about contaminated supply and foul smell from water, but it will only be clear after the sample reports are received,” said Kulwant Singh, Junior Engineer, Zirakpur Municipal Council.

Cases mount, but no leakage detected yet

Despite diarrhoea cases being reported in hundreds in the area till now, the Zirakpur administration and Municipal Council officials maintained that no leakage or contamination of water had been found in pipelines so far.

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