Two kids die, 65 fall sick in Patiala, diarrhoea suspected

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Two kids die, 65 fall sick in Patiala, diarrhoea suspected

Patiala, August 6

Two children are suspected to have died of diarrhoea while 65 other have fallen sick after drinking contaminated water at New Mohindra Colony near the Ghalouri Gate area here.

Of those fallen ill, as many as 17 had to be hospitalised.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Raju Dhir said as soon as the health department got the information, they swung into action and started house-to-house screening.

Patiala Municipal Corporation Joint Commissioner Naman Markan said fresh samples of water in the area will be taken. However, he said water was found potable when its samples were taken last week. Markan is supervising the supply of potable water to the residents of this area through water tankers.

A five-year-old boy and two-year-old girl died, said official sources.

Earlier in June, two children had died of diarrhoea while more than 40 people of the Shamdo camp in Rajpura were taken ill. (with Agency Inputs)

Two kids die, 65 fall sick in Patiala, diarrhoea suspected

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