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Contaminated drinking water causes Cholera outbreak

2022 Jun 27, 17:16,
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Cholera has been found in the valley due to contamination of drinking water. During the discussion on cholera in the Education and Health Committee of the House of Representatives, Dr. Chuman Lal Das, Director, Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Control Division, Ministry of Health and Population, said that cholera was seen due to contamination of drinking water.

The branch had tested water in Bagbazar, Dilli Bazaar and Sanepa where cholera was found. He said that tap water, jars, tube wells and boring water were found to be polluted.

According to him, the drinking water of Bagbazar is polluted. He informed that 62 percent of the contaminants were found during the test in Sanepa. "We are studying how the water was polluted," he said.

Similarly, the water test conducted by Budhanilkantha Municipality has found 72 percent polluted and 15 percent contaminated water in jars. The municipality had tested water from jars, stone fountains and boreholes. Likewise, Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited is also testing 10 samples of drinking water from different places.

Dr. Das informed that seven samples of water from Balkhu and Koteshwor are being tested. He said that the drinking water is being tested in collaboration with the branch and Kathmandu Upatyaka Drinking Water Company Limited. Dr. Das, director of the division, said that the hospitals have been kept in readiness for possible prevention and control of cholera.


Contaminated drinking water causes Cholera outbreak Found Bagbazar Dilli Bazaar Sanepa tap water jars tube wells boring water polluted
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