Jaundice Thrills Cuttack

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Cuttack : One more person tested positive for jaundice on Friday, taking the number of those affected in the city to 14. Though the district administration claimed the situation is under control, locals alleged not less than 100 people of Mehendipur and Mahidas Bazaar are suffering from the water-borne disease.

Jaundice in odishaCuttack city Congress president, Mohammed Moquim said, “Crores of rupees were reportedly spent on replacing the pipelines, but the result is for everyone to see.”

The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) blamed locals for not cooperating in replacing water pipelines. “Many water pipelines in these localities are illegal and over 30 years old,” said CMC health officer P K Pradhan.