Punjab News 5 fresh cases of diarrhoea diagnosed in Jalandhar


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Jalandhar, June 21

Five fresh cases of diarrhoea were diagnosed today in the Kot Kishen Chand locality of the city, where three cases of diarrhoea were detected yesterday. The health authorities had also diagnosed four cases of jaundice in the same locality yesterday.

Confirming the cases, Dr T.P. Singh, District Epidemiologist, said the health department had sent its teams to survey the locality and nearly 997 individuals were covered in the survey, which was launched yesterday, after the news of diarrhoea and jaundice cases appeared in newspapers. “Infection can be due to contamination of drinking water. The MC authorities are aware of the fresh cases and they would take the required step,” he added. Dr A.S. Dhaliwal, SE, Operation and Maintenance, MC, said the department had detected the problem and it would be set right today.