After the outbreak of jaundice in some parts of Shimla, the state administration has put a ban on sale of eatables in open as a precautionary measure. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dinesh Malhotra issued the order after sudden spurt in jaundice cases and waterborne diseases in past few days.
Meanwhile, the state opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest against the state government for the outbreak of the disease. Party’s MLA from Shimla, Suresh Bhardwaj alleged that state government and Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) failed to tackle the outbreak of the disease.
The health department has divided the affected area in six sectors. Several jaundice cases have also been reported from parts of Solan.