Hoshiarpur: The number of gastroenteritis cases has gone up to 132 at Dasuya in Punjab where spread of cholera and gastroenteritis cases was reported in some districts.

Out of these, 86 have been discharged after treatment, a senior medical officer said on Saturday. On Friday, the number of gastro patients admitted to the Civil Hospital at Dasuya was 117.

Meanwhile, three serious patients were referred to Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Dr Naresh Kansra, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of the Dasuya Civil Hospital said on Saturday.

An increase in the number of gastro patients has been witnessed at Dasuya in the past few days.

Director Family Welfare Punjab Karnjit Singh and State Surveillance Officer Deepak Bhatia inspected the areas of Dasuya town affected by gastroenteritis and also went to the hospital to meet the patients.

Over 4000 chlorine tablets were distributed among the people of the area.

(Agencies)

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