Comrade Tarigami expresses concern over the spread of Hepatitis in South Kashmir
Demands immediate measures to control the epidemic
SRINAGAR December 11: Expressing serious concern over the outbreak of Hepatitis disease in Turka Tachloo and its adjoining areas in Yaripora, Behibagh of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district suspected to be caused due to untreated drinking water, CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami demanded immediate steps to control and prevent spread of the disease.
Tarigami said that the filtration plants at Yaripora, Behibagh and Water Supply Schemes in the area constructed at a huge cost are either non-functional or partly functional.
He asked the administration to formulate a comprehensive contingency plan to curb the disease.
“Expert teams should be deputed to these areas to go deep into the causative agents which have resulted in the outbreak of this deadly disease,” he said.