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Monday, February 16, 2009

Death toll in hepatitis outbreak rises to 16

Ahmedabad: The Sabarkantha district health department has filed cases against seven doctors for negligence of duty after the death toll in hepatitis infection cases rose to 16 with most of them being reported from Modasa taluk here, a top official said on Sunday.
“In all, 47 cases of hepatitis have been registered in the district with most of the cases in Modasa taluk,” Chief District Health Officer (CDHO), Sabarkantha, H.S. Patel, told PTI.
“Of the 47 cases, 16 died of the hepatitis infection from the beginning of this month till date. — PTI

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