The Municipal Corporation Shimla collected 35 water samples from different Banwari to send to National Institute of Virology Pune, senior functionaries of Raj day town said.
Deputy Mayor Mr. Tekinder Singh panwar told that MC would take advised of NIV as there could be the possibility of the presence of Hepatitis E in water of local sources.
The samples were brought to MC Lab Lakker bazar to despatch them to Pune after leveling them in different test tubes. MC already has sealed most of water local sources and Banwaris as e-coli bacteria found in them. MC may be forced to completely seal such sources if it would found positive for Hepatitis viruses.
Mr.Prem Kumar Dhumal participated in the discussion on jaundice outbreak in the State Assembly yesterday and pointed out that banwari water could be the source of contamination as people of the town were using its water during rationing of supply after shutting down of Ashawani khud.