264 cases of Jaundice reported in Shimla

Shimla: In reply to a call attention motion brought in by the Himachal Pradesh assembly by state Congress president Kaul Singh Thakur, health minister Rajeev Bindal said a large number of jaundice cases in pockets of state capital Shimla have been reported and several measures have been taken to check the outbreak of the disease.

As many as 264 people suffering from Hepatitis E jaundice were admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Deen Dayal Upadhya hospitals between December 2009 and January 2010, the health minister said.

Bindal said Kasumpti area of Shimla was the worst affected as 121 cases were reported from there.

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