Jorhat: The state Health department along with the Jorhat Medical College has opened a special facility to speed up treatment of typhoid patients after 21 persons suffering from the disease were admitted to hospitals, a government official said.
The 21 persons from ward number one, four and five were admitted to Jorhat Medical College Hospital and Jorhat Christian Medical Centre yesterday after they were diagnosed with typhoid, Joint Director of health and family welfare Dr Sarat Kumar Das said.
Water samples have been collected from the wards, which were predominantly slum areas and most residents reside in cluster and was suspected to be using contaminated water from river Bhogdoi, Das said.
Teams of para-medical staff and health workers were sent for inspecting the drinking water, he said, adding, that the health department was also planning to ban the sale of street food within the municipality area.
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