60 people suffering from jaundice in OrissaJune 3rd, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) About 60 people in Orissa’s Mayurbhanj district are in the grip of jaundice after drinking contaminated water, officials said Tuesday. The residents of Damsahi village near the district headquarter of Bartipada, about 270 km from here, started falling ill Thursday. Local councillor Santosh Chandra Gop alleged that the water being supplied to the village was contaminated.
Most patients are being treated at the local government hospital while some are at a temporary camp that had been set up.
“A team of doctors arrived here from the district headquarter Tuesday. The patients include people of all age groups. Members of 15 families have been affected,” said Nilanjan Rout, one of the doctors at the camp.