Two More Die Of Jaundice In Shimla

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Two persons died of jaundice today, one of them at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here, official sources said.

Jagdish Vats, a lawyer who was admitted to IGMC here and was referred to PGI, Chandigarh died in the wee hours today while another person succumbed to the disease at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here, IGMC sources said.

A 25-year old woman had died of the disease after delivering a baby while another lawyer Rakesh Chandel and one Onkar Nath from Khilani in Shimla died at IGMC yesterday, they said.

With no sign of a let up in the disease, lawyers are contemplating to move the High Court over the issue.

Panwar filed a complaint against the contractors of the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) and the SP constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which has arrested seven persons so far including the contractor, an Executive Engineer, two assistant engineers, two junior engineers and a supervisor.

Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Virbhadra Singh has attributed the seepage of sewage into main water source to houses constructed upstream the Ashwani Khud water supply scheme and said that these houses have no proper mechanism for treatment of sewage. He had announced that the Town and Country Planning department would look into matter.(Agencies)

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