Jaundice cases return in Shimla

  • | Saturday | 28th January, 2017

Shimla: Sewerage treatment plants of Shimla continue to contaminate water sources and spead disease. He said the sewerage treatment plants of the town are making the water quality worse as all plants have one or the other technical problem pushing the sewerage waste into water sources, hence causing water-borne diseases. "We are receiving jaundice cases in the town," said IGMCH senior medical superintendent Dr Ramesh Chand. Meanwhile, Shimla municipal corporation officials claim they need another six months to fix the plants. "Increasing urbanization, disorganized constructions and improper planning are reasons of water contamination," he added.Shimla deputy mayor Tikender Singh Panwar said around Rs 20 crore will be spent on fixing all six sewerage treatment plants in about six months.

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