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11 New Diarrhoea Cases Reported In Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur

The total number of Diarrhoea cases rose to 415 out of which 367 patients have been cured in Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur district

83 New Diarrhoea Cases Reported In Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur
This is the third time in the past 14 months that a diarrhoea outbreak has been witnessed in Hamirpur district

Hamirpur (HP): Eleven new cases of Diarrhoea were reported on Friday (March 15) in the Tauni Devi area of Hamirpur district. The addition has raised the total number of cases in the district to 415, with 367 patients cured so far, said Hamirpur Chief medical Officer (CMO) Dr RK Agnihotri. The official said the administration has been distributing medicines to the affected and has appealed to the people to use boiled water.

On Thursday (March 14), four water samples from the area were found unfit for human consumption, he said.

Also Read: 83 New Diarrhoea Cases Reported In Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur

A diarrhoea outbreak has been reported in 31 villages of 13 panchayats, including villages Gwaradu, Lohakhar, Tauni Devi, Chahad, Tapre, Bari, Mahade, Ghalot, Siswa, Barin, Khandehra, Ladayoh and Jhanikkar, officials said.

This is the third time in the past 14 months that a diarrhoea outbreak has been witnessed in Hamirpur district.

In January 2023, about 1,000 people were down with diarrhoea in the Rangas area of Nadaun, the assembly constituency of Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.

It returned the second time in June 2023, affecting 10 panchayats adjoining Hamirpur town.

Also Read: Health Department On Alert Over Diarrhoea Spread In Himachal’s Hamirpur; Over 200 Cases In 27 Villages

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