An alarming surge about increasing hepatitis is being witnessed in Lahore and Islamabad

Reason can be Mineral water brands in city


According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), hepatitis is an inflammation of liver and there are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. An alarming and sudden surge is being witnessed in hepatitis cases in different parts of the provincial metropolis with contaminated water supply emerging as the primary cause for the growing number of cases.

With this the shortage of hepa-merz, which is prescribed for liver disease, is also being reported from different parts of the city adding to the woes of the hepatitis patients and their loved ones.

While no locality seems to be an exception, areas such as Sant Nagar, Krishan Nagar, Sanda, Outfall Road, Karim Park, Ichhra, Gulberg, Shadbagh and Township have been particularly hit by the disease.

There is also a news that some mineral water brands spreading Hepatitis C in Islamabad.

The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Food Department, after receiving complains several on the Pakistan Citizen Portal, collected 15 mineral water samples and sent them to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to test their quality.

The results available with this scribe exposed these mineral water brands poor standard, proving that as many as eight brands are not only providing contaminated water but are also responsible for spreading Hepatitis C in the capital.

These mineral water companies are Deep Spring, Nectar, Hydro8, Bareen, Moozan, Elovina, Aquantis and Mapple Plus. Coliform numbers in these brands are 60-240 whereas, other bacterial germs were also found in large numbers.

VIA adda
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