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22 cases of mild diarrhoea confirmed, mayor visits the affected areas

Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria at ward no.33 in Fatehgarh Mohalla in Ludhiana on Tuesday  Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria at ward no.33 in Fatehgarh Mohalla in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Express News Service | Ludhiana | Posted: May 7, 2014 12:22 am | Updated: May 7, 2014 5:57 am

The health department on Tuesday confirmed 22 cases of mild diarrhoea from Fatehgarh Mohalla and Jawahar Nagar.

Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria visited ward numbers 32 and 33 affected by contaminated water supply. As many as 11 cases each have been confirmed from Fatehgarh Mohalla and Jawahar Nagar.

However, the mayor is yet to visit Jawahar Nagar where people are complaining of contaminated water supply. Last year, too, diarrhoea cases were reported from Jawahar Nagar.

Talking to Newsline, the mayor said, “I noticed that in the affected areas, MC is not at fault as water connections cross sewerage lines. Still I have told my staff to get all the connections checked and cover them with concrete to avoid mixing of two lines.”

ORS, pamphlets and chlorine tablets are being distributed by the health department in the affected areas.

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